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By Adolf Erman

The amount the following translated seemed initially in 1904...The Egyptian faith appeals to a few due to its never-ending number of shape, and the numerous stages of superstition and trust that it represents; to others due to its early reputation of a excessive ethical precept, its complex conceptions of a lifestyles after dying, and its reference to the improvement of Christianity; to others back without doubt since it explains lovely issues pricey to the collector of antiquities, and established items in museums. F. LL. GRIFFITH. (1907 - translator)

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Thus in speaking of Thoth, it is no longer the moon that is thought of, but the god who arranged the dispute in the great Hall of Heliopolis, and justified Osiris before his foes. Anubis RE1,IGIOUS BELIEFS OF T H E EARLY PERIOD 25 no longer means the ancient guardian of the dead, but the friend of Osiris who carried out his burial. It was only in the ritual, with its unchangeable customs, that the old ideas survived, only partially comprehended. But in course of time the influence of the myths made itself felt even in the ritual, and the original Osiris and Isis had to make way for the traditional Osiris and Isis, now widely known among the nations.

While Isis hovered in the form of a sparrow-hawk over the body of her husband she became pregnant? To escape the machinations of Set, she thereupon fled to the swamps of the Delta, and in this region, at a spot where later Khenirnis stood, she gave birth to a boy, HOTUS, and stsclded the child in solitu& no one knew where. The goddess Buto, protectress of the Delta, took friendly care of her. Many evils threatened the child, but the watchfulness and care of Isis averted them all, and there was no picture more beloved by the Egyptians than that of this goddess mother holding her infant on her knee.

We ourselves cannot avoid such figures of speech; we speak of the hand of God, and the mouth of God, and when we think of Him personally, we instinctively think of Him in the form of an old man. Where a divinity and an animal were associated with each other, there was naturally a desire to see that special animal in the temple of the god. 30. SACRED IIAWK. temple of Bast. Sparrow-hawks were kept in the sanctuary of the sun god, where they sat on perches and peacefully pecked their food out of bowls.

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