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« Reply #90 on: March 15, 2008, 02:51:29 pm »

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dynasty, each of the statements which are here grouped exists in the various religious texts that
were written under the Ancient Empire, say, two thousand years earlier.

Of the style and nature of the worship of Tem we know nothing, but, from the fact that he was depicted in the form of a man, we appear to be justified in assuming that it was of a character

Lord of Eternity,
Bull of Amentt.

female counterpart of Osiris,
and mother of Horus.

superior to that of the cults of sacred animals, birds and reptiles, which were general in Egypt
under the earlier dynasties.

Tem, the man-god, absorbed the attributes of Her-ur, the old Sky-god, and of Khepera, the
Beetle-god, who represented one or more of the forms of an ancient Sun-god between sunset and sunrise, and of Her-aakhuti ("Horus of the two horizons"). Khepera was
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