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Volume 5 ,issue 2 | Summer and Autumn 2015 | Pages : 97-122

LINGUISTIC SYMBOLIC APPROACH OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN CONSTELLATIONS

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: 10.21608/EJARS.2015.6854

pages: 97-122

Authors:
Waziry, A.
Assist. Prof.- Egyptology dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Fayoum Univ., Egypt.

Abstract:
The ancient Egyptians believed that the sky was divided into northern and southern hemispheres separated by a winding channel called Mr-n-xA, each section contained an astral entity which has unique cosmic qualities that distinguish them from the other stars. These astral entities are located in the northern hemisphere, some of them are polar while others are non-polar and in accordance to the proximity and distance from the center of the northern hemisphere. Examples of these astral entities in the northern sky are a group of immortal stars known as Ixmw-sk, while the constellation located in the southern hemisphere is a set of non-polar stars that include of a group of stars called Ixmw –wrD.

Keywords:
Northern hemisphere; Southern hemisphere; astral entities; Polar; Non-polar; Cosmic phenomena; Astronomical aspects

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