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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lutz wrote:
Styler78 wrote:
... the double- uraeus? ... is there some special significance in the appearance of 2?

On Temples throughout Thebes/ Luxor- the appearance of the double uraeus is fairly standard, flanking the sun- disc (Ra?). Is this purely a symmetrical design, or is there more to it? ...

The winged sun-disk (Horus-Behedeti) is the visible result of the integration of Horus, the old god of the kings, into the theological system of Iunu. Horus enters here a syncretististic connection with Ra to Ra-Horachte.

His right eye was the sun, his left is interpreted as the moon. The two uraei seem to symbolize those eyes. Possible, of course, also the two countries, the two crown goddesses, the gods Horus and Seth, and so on ... (see Wilkinson : Complete gods. - London, 2003). ...

I have a book by Dieter Kurth : Treffpunkt der Götter - Inschriften aus dem Tempel des Horus von Edfu (Zürich / München : Artemis, 1994). On page 213 we can read the translation of an segment from the famous myth of Horus, original from the walls of the temple in Edfu :

"... Und Horus Behedeti (= Horus von Edfu) verwandelte sich in die Flügelsonne auf dem Dach der Barke des Ra (= des Sonnengottes). Er gesellte Nechbet und Uto zu sich als die beiden Uräusschlangen, welche die Feinde an ihren Leibern erzittern lassen. ...“


"... And Horus Behedeti (= Horus of Edfu) changed into the winged sun on the roof of the rowing boat of Ra (= of the sun-god). He joined Nechbet and Uto to himself as both uräus snakes, which allow to shake the enemies on her bodies. ..."

Greetings, Lutz.
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