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Gods of Ancient Egypt: Divine Landscape (3) Evening Option : Middle Egypt

Date(s) - 01/12/2021 - 02/09/2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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£38.32 USD
Contact Person:
Dr Joanne Backhouse



About this Event

The gods of ancient Egypt were multifaceted, composed of human and animal forms, combining aspects of the natural world. They were thought to live in families, as we do, and often misbehaved! This linked course, over three terms, will examine the gods in Lower, Middle and Upper Egypt, including foreign gods the Egyptians appropriated. We will consider what their iconography can reveal about the roles they played in Egyptian religion. How they were worshipped will be examined, including daily rituals in temples, annual festivals, and adoration in the home. This term will focus predominantly on the gods of the middle Egypt although some gods are national.

Week 1 – 12th Jan

Hermpolis Magna Creation Myth

Thoth and Seshat

Week 2 – 19th Jan

The Aten and solar cult

Week 3 – 26th Jan

Antinous: The man and the god

Montu and the Buchis bull

Week 4 – 2nd Feb

Osiris, Khentiamentiu, Anubis, and Wepwawet

Week 5 – 9th Feb

Min of Koptos, Amun, Mut, and Khonsu

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