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  • Egyptian Mythology Research Paper

    the cults believe their temple is where the primeval mound lies. Not to mention, to lessen the greatness of Heliopolitan’s Atum, they replaced Atum with Horus, who became the new “ancient” sun god and Thoth became the moon-god and the god of wisdom. It is said, that Ptah created the physical world, the gods and all the good things in the world. Ptah also created who they were, the places where their cults practiced, founded their shrines and the forms/images they were worshipped in. However, the Shabaka Stone never explained the exact details of how things came to be, only that Ptah was the supreme ruler that created everything. Hermopolitan cosmogony was only believed and practiced in a city in upper Egypt. Instead of the Heliopolitan’s Ennead, they had an Ogdoad (group of eight) (Ions). The eight gods were Nun and his consort Naunet, Huh and his consort Hauhet, Kuk and his consort Kauket and Amon and his consort Amaunet. They created and ruled the world until they completed their work of creation. These 4 pairs had different powers, Nun and Naunet controlled water, Huh and Hauhet controlled unendingness, Kuk and Kauket controlled darkness and Amon and Amaunet controlled air. The world like the other two cosmogony started with Nun, but it is emphasized that the water was stagnant and only with the help of Amon, air, the world would be created. Together, they set in motion the power of creation. Surprisingly, unlike the other gods, these gods died, yet they only went to the…

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  • Plotinus First Ennead 8th Tractate Analysis

    Chafizadeh and Olivia Citro Theology : The Problem Of Evil Shams Inati Plotinus, Enneads, First Ennead, 8th Tractate Our presentation was on Plotinus, Enneads, First Ennead, 8th Tractate. The Enneads which is fully The Six Enneads, is the collection of writings of Plotinus, edited and compiled by his student Porphyry. We focused on the First Ennead and the 8th Tractate, which is "On the Nature and Source of Evil". The part that I, Lindsay Chafizadeh, focused mainly on throughout the…

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  • Beauty In Plotinus's First Ennead, On Beauty

    In Plotinus’s first ennead, On Beauty, he attempts to define the true meaning of and discover the origin of beauty. What exactly is the source of beauty? How is it that such different things can all be considered to be beautiful? What is it that makes a human being beautiful, and how is it defined? Through an analysis of past claims of understanding beauty, Plotinus offers up his own unique view on what exactly, if anything, defines it. Plotinus first calls attention to the diversity among…

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  • Child Of Atum Analysis

    not be detracted from its sheath. Raise thyself up N. Thou sees thy districts, the Horite, likewise their incredible houses thou sees thy areas, the Setite, additionally their awesome houses. Thou hast discharged thy groups, as Horus who is in his home thou hast drawn thy bonds, similar to Set, who is in Ḥn.t. I have liberated thee from Hr.ti he lives in the hearts of men one have not given allowed thee to come back to the desert. Thou hast said, "Hail, this my defender, as Isis welcome to thee,…

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  • Egyptian Cosmogony

    change (…) (Malachi 3:6). Further description of Amun as being a “wonderful god of many evolutions” (Theban Theology) tells the gradual changes this god went through. He boasts about his ability to evolve, whereas, God remains the same forever (Psalm 102:25-27). If the gods evolved, then one can imply that they were constantly shifting from one form to another to attain the desired state. The relationship and the purpose of God is more complex than the simplicity of the Egyptian gods.…

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  • John Dewey Allegory Of The Cave Analysis

    modern curriculum. I will declare the following now that I have stated my position on art in education; art must be viewed on an individual basis. In other words, we cannot accept a universal definition of beauty or apply a universal interpretation of art to all, and educators certainly cannot teach a universal definition of art to their pupils. Plotinus’ philosophy was one that understood the notion of singularity v. plurality and what they both meant. While Plotinus was able to recognize the…

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  • Convocation To Horus Research Paper

    One thigh. How high is the state of thy mouth after? I have balanced for thee thy mouth to thy bones! I open for thee thy mouth I open for thee thine eyes, O N. I open for thee thy mouth with the nwȝ, the mśḫtiw-snare of copper or, iron, which clears the mouth of the divine beings. Horus opens the mouth of this N. Horus opens the mouth of this N. Horus has made the mouth of this N. Horus has cleared the mouth of this N. with that wherewith he opened the mouth of his dad. With that wherewith he…

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