Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt

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king builds capital to faith of, ra158;
king of the gods, the god, ra158;
his cult a naturalistic one, ra159;
signified both the sun-god and the solar-disk;
in Book of the Dead, 160;
words referring to, 161;
his control of the Nile; titles given to, 161;
cult of, was worship of sun-god, 162
AT'MU. Equivalent, Tem, 119;
or Atum, 133;
god, in the court of Amen-Ra, 246
AT'TIS. Similarity of myth to that of Osiris, 70;
rites of, 72
AT'UM. Original local god of Heliopolis; united with Ra-Tem, 133;
equivalents, Atmu, 119;
Atum, or Tem, 136
Se-Osiris and, 218
AUGUSTUS, EMPEROR. The Apis Oracle and, 286;
Strabo's visits Egypt during reign of, 290;
Strabo writes in time of, 306
AUSTRALIA-N. Societies; almost identical with those of Eleusis, 58;
initiatory ceremonies, 122;
aborigine; reluctance of, to reveal real name, 258, 259;
superstition in, regarding new name, 259
AYLLU. Each localized tribe or, had its place of origin, 10
AZ'TEC-S. Belief of, 6;
pantheon; Tezcatlipoca, head of, 82;
reference to, 129


BAAL. Egyptian god of war, 276;
the Ramessides esteemed, 277;
temple at Tanis to, 277;
identified with Set, 277;
name in texts of Edfû, 277
BABYLONIANS. A people cognate with the, 34
BACCHUS. Reference to, 102
BA'DÎL. The prince of Dora; Ounamounou and, 232, 233
BAK'HAU. The mountain of sunrise, 125
BANTH-AN'TH ('Daughter of Anth'). Name given by Rameses II to daughter, 277
BAS-RELIEF-S. Egyptian, 315;
specimens of the New Empire period, 318
BAST. Worshipped first in shape of cat, 10;
Mut identified with, 143;
temple of, at Memphis, 147;
typified mild heat of the sun; amalgamated with Sekhmet and Ra; mentioned
in Pyramid Texts and Book of the Dead, 148;
festival of, 148, 149;
reference to, 150, 175;
story in which monster cat represents goddess, 189;
the cat that was cured and, 264;
considered of Libyan origin, 276;
the cat an incarnation of, 293;
the goddess of Bubastis, 300, 302;
identified with Artemis, 306
BAT'TAS. Of Sumatra; the soul and, 32
'BEAUTY OF RA.' Meaning of name given to wife of Rameses, 177
BE'BY. A frightful monster, 119
BE-EL'ZE'BUB. An example of the broken-down deity, 257
BE-HU'DET. Horus of, 94
BEKH'TEN. Prince of, vassal of King Rameses, 176;
daughter of, 177-180
BE'LIN, SIR. Reference to, 87
BEN'I HASS'AN. Graves of, 27;
a remarkable picture at, 317
BENT-RESHY. Little sister of Rameses' wife, 177-179
BE'O-WULF. Reference to, 87, 132
BER'E-NICE. Arabian immigrants' base at, 34
BERLIN, 37, 188, 197
BERLIN SCHOOL. Reference to, 35;
dating of Egyptian history according to, 36
BES. Popularity of, 175, 308;
the most important of African deities, 281;
associated with birth, 281;
a representation of, 281;
appears in all 'Birth Houses' in Egyptian temples, 281;
the god of the dance, etc., 282;
identified with his ward Horus, 282;
transformation of, 282;
appellation, 'the Warrior,' 282;
the oracle of, at Abydos, 310
BES'A. Appellation, Bes, derived from word, 281
BIBLE, THE. Reference to, 248
BIL-QUI'LA. Conception of the, 6;
their belief, 32
BIRDS. Spell in Thoth's Library of Magical Books capable of enchanting, 266;
worshipped by the Egyptians—the ibis, 295, 296;
the bennu, the falcon, the swallow, the heron, the goose, the vulture, 297
BIRTH HOUSES.' Representations of Bes in, 281
BI'TOU. Greek god Bitys, and, 224;
the hero in the tale of "Two Brothers," 224;
Anapou brother of, 224-228;
goes to Vale of the Acacia, 225;
wife of, 225;
the Seven Hathors, and, 226;
the treachery of his wife, 226-228;
Pharaoh entices wife of, 226;
dies and is restored to life, 226;
assumes the form of a sacred bull (Apis), 226;
slain by Pharaoh, 227;
assumes form of two trees, 227;
born as Pharaoh's son, 228;
succeeds Pharaoh, 228;
slays his wife and makes Anapou his successor, 228
BITTER LAKES. Reference to, 191
BIT'YS. Greek god, perhaps identifiable with Bitou, 224
BLACKFELLOWS OF AUSTRALIA. Societies and celebrations of, 58;
initiatory ceremonies of, 122
BLACK POWDER. Identified with Osiris, 270;
the genesis of practical alchemy and, 270
BLESSED, THE. Heavenly beings; chanted praises of Ra; nourished upon sunlight, 127
BOHEMIA. Belief in, 6;
soul conceived as a white bird in, 32
BOOK OF BREATHINGS. Believed to be work of Thoth, 108
BOOK OF GATES. Description of the Duat in, 116;
Book of Him that is in the Duat and,