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Author Topic: THE GREAT ATEN  (Read 10890 times)
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« Reply #135 on: March 16, 2008, 11:23:39 am »

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dear to the hearts of all Egyptians. The absence of figures of Osiris in the tombs of his officials and all mention of this god in the inscriptions found in them suggests that he disbelieved in the Last judgment, and in the dogma of rewards for the righteous and punishments for evil doers. If this were so, the Field of Reeds, the Field of the Grasshoppers, the Field of Offerings in the


The four grandsons of Horus the Aged.

They were the gods of the four cardinal
points, and later, as the sons of Osiris,
protected the viscera of the dead.


[paragraph continues] Elysian Fields, and the Block of Slaughter with the headsman Shesmu, the five pits of
the Tuat, and the burning of the wicked were all ridiculous fictions to him.

Perhaps they were, but they were ineradicably fixed in the minds of his subjects, and he gave them nothing
to put in the place of these fictions. The cult of Aten did not satisfy them, as history shows for, right or wrong, the
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