WORDS REFERRING TO SWALLOWING IN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN RELIGIOUS TEXTS
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Abd El-Aziz, R.
Egyptology dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Fayoum Univ., Fayoum, Egypt.
The ancient Egyptian expressed Osiris’s torn body by the word/expression “iwf Wsir”, meaning Osiris’s body members (Osiris’s flesh). The texts identified the body parts and what areas of Egypt they were found by Isis and Nephthys. Osiris’s head was found in Memphis, the neck in Latopolis, the heart in Athribis, etc. However, the vital processes related to the body, such as swallowing and its words through the ancient Egyptian religious texts, were not considered. The words referring to swallowing varied through the ages, such as the Pyramid Texts in the Old Kingdom, Coffin Texts in the Middle Kingdom, and the Book of the Dead in the New Kingdom.
Body members Swallowing Osiris The myth of on Geb
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