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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:52 pm    Post subject: Need Help Just Ask.... Reply with quote

Want help, i can get it for you ask away......

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 4:51 pm    Post subject: Could use some help ^_^ Reply with quote

Hello,
I'm currently working on a five minute speech about Ra, and I'm triing to make him important to a bunch of speech classmates. I'm having problems deciding on a way to catch their attention. I want to use the movie The Mummy, where Evelyln and O'Connell are in search of the golden book of Amon-Ra. But I can't find any sources about it. Can you help me?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple of things:
1. I think the book of Amun-Ra is completely made up.
2. Ra is an old creator god
3. At some point Amun and Ra merged into 1 god called Amun-Ra


I have included some references for you below.

Hope this is helpful Very Happy

Good luck with the presentation.

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/amun-re.htm

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Stated differently, Amun was unknown because he represented absolute holiness, and in this regard, he was different then any other Egyptian deity. So holy was he that he remained independent of the created universe. He was associated with the air as an invisible force, which facilitated his growth as a supreme deity. He was the Egyptian creator deity par excellence, and according to Egyptian myth, was self-created. It was believed that he could regenerate himself by becoming a snake and shedding his skin. At the same time, he remained apart from creation, totally different from it, and fully independent from it.  

However, while hidden, the addition to his name of "Re" revealed the god to humanity. Re was the common Egyptian term for the sun, thus making him visible. Hence, Amun-Re combined within himself the two opposites of divinity, the hidden and the revealed. As Amun, he was secret, hidden and mysterious, but as Re, he was visible and revealed. In some respects, this even relates to his association with Ma'at, the Egyptian concept of order and balance, and reflects back upon the ancient Egyptian's concepts of duality. 



About Ra (or Re, or Re-Harakhty)
http://touregypt.net/featurestories/re.htm

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Re (Ra) was the Egyptian sun god who was also often referred to as Re-Horakhty, meaning Re (is) Horus of the Horizon, referring to the god's character. The early Egyptians believed that he created the world, and the rising sun was, for them, the symbol of creation. The daily cycle, as the sun rose, then set only to rise again the next morning, symbolized renewal and so Re was seen as the paramount force of creation and master of life. His closest ally is Ma'at, the embodiment of order and truth.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much. The information you gave me is going to help immensely. I'm so glad I found these forums.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're very welcome Very Happy

The touregypt site I gave the links to is often one of the first places I go and look. They are not a 100% accurate, but they are very very good.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Need Help Just Ask.... Reply with quote

superm wrote:
Want help, i can get it for you ask away......

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