A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Including Their Religion, Agriculture, &c: Derived from a Comparison of the Paintings, Sculptures, and Monuments Still Existing, with the Accounts of Ancient Authors
J. Murray, 1841
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Seite 180 - Dii minorum gentium ; and the Egyptians, in the same manner, distinguished their eight great Gods from those of an inferior rank. The names of the twelve great Gods of the Greeks have been preserved by Ennius in the following couplet : — " Juno, Vesta, Minerva, Ceres, Diana, Venus, Mars, Mercurius, Jovis, Neptunus, Vulcanus, Apollo...
Seite 189 - Osiris was particularly worshipped, and which was one of the places where they supposed him to have been buried, his mysterious history is curiously illustrated * in the sculptures of a small retired chamber, lying nearly over the western adytum of the temple. His death and removal from this world are there described ; the number of twenty-eight...
Seite 332 - ... side, so that it was not to be seen ; and farther, that the king of the country, amazed at its unusual size, had cut the tree down, and made that part of the trunk wherein the chest was concealed, a pillar to support the roof of his house. These things, say they, being made known to Isis in an extraordinary manner by the report of Demons...
Seite 190 - The same idea of a Monad, and even of a triple Deity, was admitted by some of the Greeks into their system of philosophy ; and " Amelius," according to Proclus, "says, the Demiurge (or Creator) is triple, and the three Intellects are the three kings — he who exists, he who possesses, he who beholds. And these are different ; therefore the First Intellect exists essentially, as that ivhich exists.
Seite 192 - Of these three, intelligence, matter, and Kosmos," he says, " universal nature may be considered to be made up, and there is reason to conclude that the Egyptians were wont to liken this nature to what they called the most beautiful and perfect triangle, the same as Plato himself does in that nuptial diagram he has introduced into his Commonwealth.
Seite 175 - Though the priests were aware of the nature of their gods, and all those who understood the mysteries of the religion looked upon the Divinity as a sole and undivided Being, the people, as I have already observed, not admitted to a participation of those important secrets, were left in perfect ignorance respecting the objects they were taught to adore ; and every one was not only permitted, but encouraged, to believe in the real sanctity of the idol, and the actual existence of the god whose figure...
Seite 152 - for the priests to carry a gilded boat, ornamented with numerous silver paterte hanging from both its sides, behind which followed a train of matrons and virgins, singing a certain uncouth hymn, in the manner of their country, with a view to propitiate the deity and induce him to return a satisfactory answer.
Seite 355 - the man from whose herd the divine beast has sprung, is the happiest of mortals, and is looked upon with admiration by all people ;" which refutes his previous statement respecting the divine cow : and the assertions of other writers, as well as probability, show that it was not the mother which was chosen to produce a. calf with particular marks, but that the Apis waa selected from its having them.