Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt

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ME'NU. Festival of, 57
ME'NU'QET. Ruled over Field of Reeds, 116
MER-AST'ROT. One of sons of Rameses II, named after Ashtoreth, 279
MER'CU-RY. Reference to, 150;
Set and, 181
MER-EN-PTAH. Anena, a scribe who executed the original d'Orbiney papyrus,
lived in reign of, 224
MER-OE. The Bull of; one of Amen's appellations, 214
MERT, WESTERN WATERS OF. Horus overtakes allies of Set at the, 90
MER-U-IT-EN'SA. High Steward of Henenseten, 220-224
MES-EK-TET. Barque believed to contain evening sun, 131;
model in temple at Heliopolis, 134;
reference to, 146
MES'EN. Shrine of Heru at, 86
MESK-HENT. Goddesses, 203
MES-NET. A chamber behind the sanctuary at Edfû, 93
MES'NIU. Equivalent, Mesnitu; followers of Horus, 93
MES'-TI. The man-headed, represented on canopic jars, 28;
one of the four helpers of Horus, 96
MES'TRO-VIC, I-VAN'. Reference to the statuary of, 315, 322
MEXICAN ARCHÆOLOGY. Mr. Joyce's book on, 121
MEXICAN-S. Teocalli, 24;
practised mummification, 29;
their belief in resurrection, 79;
abode of god of death and the, 101;
bird and serpent combined in their god, 130;
goddess festival of a, 175
MEXICO. Dogs sacrificed in, 104;
warriors of, and paradise of sun god, 135;
unlucky days in, 174
MIDDLE KINGDOM. Reference to, 4;
toward end of, usual to adorn walls of pyramids with texts, 23;
practice of embalming in time of, 27;
comprised Dynasties IX to XVIII, 36, 317;
Aten, obscure local deity under the, 157;
language of, 183;
reference to, 186-188;
story of Saneha dates from, 190;
craft of building during, 317
MI'MIR. Odin and, 14
MIN. Symbol of, 7;
reference to, 146;
alternative for Amsu, 279
MIN-ER'VA. Reference to Temple of, 56
MIN'NEM-AI. Prince of the Eupuantine; son of Ierharerou, the King-priest
of Heliopolis, 245;
recaptures his father's cuirass, 245
MIT-AN'NI. Tushratta, king of the, 278
MNEV'IS. Worship of bull, at Heliopolis, 288
MOERIS, LAKE. College of priests at, 55;
crocodiles held sacred at, 290
MOHAMMEDAN. Egyptian realms of bliss compared with, 128
MO-MEM'PHIS. Hathor of, 169
MOON-GOD. A form of Amen, known as Khensu, 141
MORAVIAN BRETHREN. Reference to Loskiel, one of the, 79
MOUNTAIN OF THE SUNRISE. Afra directs his course to the, 118
MOU-TOU-BAAL. A prince of Syria; Pakrourou meets, 243;
overthrows the bands of Sebennytos, 244
MUL'UC. One of the four deities of the ancient Maya, 29;
equivalent, Kanzicnal, 29
MUMMY MAGIC. 273, 274;
oil used in connexion with, 274
MUT. Female counterpart of Amen-Ra; worship centred at Thebes; once
mentioned in Book of the Dead,143;
reference to, 176;
the vulture the symbol of, 297
MY-KEN-Æ'AN. Wall-scenes, figures copied from Taurt on, 175
MYS'TÆ. Hall of the, 58
MYTH-OL'OGY. Reference to the wicked dead in Hindu, Burmese and Malay, 272;
the, of Egyptian gods, 280-282;
the cat found throughout Egyptian, 293;
the jackal in Egyptian, 294;
other animals in Egyptian—see Animals, 295


NA-HAI-RA'NA. Homage to King Rameses at, 177;
the Doomed Prince and the chief of, 229
NAME-S OF POWER. Use of, in connexion with Egyptian magic; 258;
Professor Rhys and, 258;
Howitt and, 258, 259;
superstition re in many Australian tribes and in Abyssinia,
Chile, Senegambia, and North America, 259;
many Egyptians received two names, 259;
common over all the East, 259;
Jews reading sacred name, Jahveh, pronounce it Adonai, 259;
legend re Isis, and Ra's secret name, 259;
Osiris threatened to be named aloud, 260, 261;
Lane on, 261;
secret of name divulged by deities to men, 261
NAPOLEON. Military expedition of, into Egypt, 37, 321
NAR-MER. Mace-head of, 63
NATCH-URA. Female companion of Hapi, 171
NATIVITY. Tables of, found in later papyri, 272
NAU-CRAT'IS. Centre of Greek trade in Egypt, 46
NAVILLE, M. Opinion of, on chapter of Book of the Dead, 112
NEB'HAT. Goddess, 203
NEB'KA. Story regarding, 198, 199
NEB-KA-N-RA. King; Meuitensa, Lord Steward of, 224
NEB-SEN'I PAPYRUS. Book of the Dead, and, 111
NEBT-HET. Equivalent, Nephthys, 97
NEF-ERAKA-RA. Pyramid of, 26
NEF-ER'ET, PRINCESS. Reference to the statue of, 324
NEF-ER-KA-PTAH. Thoth's Library of Magical Books lodged in tomb of, 266;
Ahura, wife of, 266;
plays game of draughts with Setne, 268;
Setne commanded by Pharaoh to return Thoth's book to, 268
NEF-ERT. Statue of, 50
NEF-ER-TEM. Reference to, 147;
son of Ptah; symbolized by the lotus-flower; one of the triad of Morphis, 150;
the lotus and, 299
NEGROES. Reference in sealed letter read by Se-Osiris to land of
the, 214, 215, 216
NE'HA-HER. Serpent in underworld, 117
NEITH. Arrow of, 7;
equivalent, Net, 21;
reference to, 156;
origin, 276
NEKH'BET OR NEKHEBET. Goddess; Horus and, 89, 90;
Serpent, the symbol of, 93;
reference to, 143;
female companion of Hapi, 171;
the vulture, the symbol of, 297
NE-O-LITH'IC. Origin; Egyptian mysteries of, 59;
Nubians, 76;
savages; Book of the Dead and, 122
NEPH'THYS. One of the great gods at Heliopolis, 14;
reference to, 17;
birth of, 65;
sister-goddess to Isis, 77, 246;
female counterpart of Set; daughter of Geb and Nut, and mother of
Anubis; assists Isis, 97;
Book of the Dead and, 97;
equivalent, Nebt-het, 97;
magical powers of, 98;
protects Osiris, 98;
personification of darkness, 98;
prepares the funeral bed of Osiris and guards his corpse, 99;
later representation, 99;
reference to, 103, 147, 155, 174;
Book of the Dead and, 156
NEP'RA. Mention of, in hymn to Hapi, 171
NES'ERT (Flame). Name of Sekhmet, 147
NEW EMPIRE. Equivalent New Kingdom, 27;
reference to, 36;
temple-building and advent of, 59
NEW EMPIRE ART. Described, 317-319;
period witnessed the completion of the hypostyle hall at Karnak,
the temple of Rameses III at Medinet-habû, and the great assembly
of ecclesiastical edifices at Dér-el-Bahari, 317;
buildings at Luxor, 317, 318;
rock-cut temples at Bêt-el-Wálî and Abu-Simbel, 318;
Memnon at Thebes and the Avenue of Sphinxes at Karnak, 318;
the statues of Thothmes III; Amenophis, the son of Hapu,
and Queen Tyi, 318;
re bas-relief, the likenesses of Seti I (Abydos), Septah Meneptah,
and Queen Aahmes, 318
NEW KINGDOM. Process of mummification during period of, 27;
equivalent, New Empire, 36;
wealth and power of gods in, 52;
symbol of winged disk in, 92;
language, 183
NILE. Dynastic Egyptians along the banks of the, 35;
description of house on banks of the, 42;
inundation of, 48, 83;
dead carried across the, 62;
country, shrines to Osiris in, 63;
Osiris supposed god of the, 64;
coffin of Osiris on the, 67;
moon-god identified with the, 76;
Ra, voyages on the, 88, 89;
sacrifice thrown into, 103;
belief of early dwellers by the, 128;
gods of the, 153;
flood of the, 154, 155;
reference to the, 161, 168, 169, 194, 201, 205;
source of all wealth and provender, 170;
Bitou made Prince of the Upper, 228;
temple to Queen Hatshepsut erected in the valley of the, 248;
cows cast into the sacred waters of the, 284, 303;
the Apis and the, 285
NILE VALLEY. Divinities worshipped in, 1;
totemism non-existent in the, 3;
practice of magic in, 7;
funeral processions along, 30;
belief in, regarding soul, 32;
characteristics of, 33;
inhabitants of, 34;
language of, 34;
religion of, 34;
inhabitants of, little affected by time, 44;
feudal system in, 45;
nature of soil, 46;
worship of Ra in, 132;
worship of Amen in, 137, 141;
Egyptian system of writing traced within the, 184;
fables early popular in, 194
NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Pony totem worshipped by, 11;
celebrations by, almost identical with that of Eleusis, 58;
initiatory ceremonies of, 122;
eagle a symbol of the sun among, 130
NORTH LAND. Promised to Thothmes by Harmachis, 86
NORTHERN MARSHES. Horus born in the, 85
NU. Deity of the firmament and the rain, 12;
things created from out of, 13;
children of, 13;
eye of, 14;
identified with Khepera, 14;
alluded to in the Pyramid Texts, 21;
primeval abyss of, 108;
great mass of celestial waters called, 118;
has place in Book of the Dead,