Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt

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Pet, a contradistinction to word, 125;
Mut, original female counterpart of, 143;
reference to, 170, 173
NU'BI-A. Researches in, 38;
explorations of, 43;
monuments in, 43;
battles between Horus and followers of Set, in, 90;
power of Amen-Ra in, 142;
Māter, ruler of, 154;
cult of Anqet in Northern, 156;
reference to, 194;
reference to King of, in sealed letter read by Se-Osiris, 213;
Queen Hatshepsut designed to reign over, 246
NUBIANS. Racial origin, 34;
moon-god of the Neolithic, 76
NUN. The oldest of the gods; Ra seeks counsel of, 166
NUT. Deity of the firmament and the rain, 12;
one of great gods at Heliopolis, 14;
reference to, 17;
equivalent, Rhea, 64;
Thoth, 65;
five children of, and, 65;
frequently portrayed in a sycamore tree, 72;
mother of Horus the Elder, 84;
mother of Nephthys, 97, 172;
mother of Set, 99;
personification of the morning, 118;
mother of Hathor, 165;
follower of Ra, 166;
daughter of Shu and Tefnut; wife of Geb, and mother of Osiris
and Isis; personification of sky, 172;
counterpart of Nu, 172;
the spouse of Nu, and of Geb, 173;
general appearance, 173;
frequently represented in form of cow, 173;
the sycamore sacred to, 174, 298;
place of origin, Denderah, 174;
office in the underworld, 174;
portrait of, painted on coffins as a charm, 174;
the sky-goddess; in the Court of Amen-Ra, 246


OB'EL-ISK-S. Of Heliopolis, 317
OCH'US. Persian monarch reigning over Egyptians, and nicknamed the Ass, 103
OD'IN. Reference to eye of, 13
OLD KINGDOM. Alternative, the Pyramid Age, 22;
comprised dynasties I to VIII, 36;
domestic architecture of, 43;
decapitation, a mode of death in, 47;
language of, 183;
monuments, &c., of a model for the New Empire, 301;
reference to the priests of the, 305;
statues in the, 315
OL-YM'PUS. Worship of, 9;
the high place of deities, 10
ON. Equivalent for Heliopolis, 54, 113, 114;
worship of Ra in, 132
'OPENER OF THE WAYS.' Equivalent for Up-uaut, 105
ORACLE-S. The Apis, in the temple of Ptah, 286;
not of Egyptian origin, 303
'ORE, BLACK.' See Black powder, also Alchemy.
ORENDA. Of the North American Indians; reference to, 261
ORIENT, ANCIENT. The peoples of, invoked evil beings equally with good, 258
ORIENTALS. Like Egyptians, fatalists, 49;
like Egyptian labourers, sing while at work, 205
OR-I'ON. Stars of, 75
OS-I'RIS. Myth of, 6, 64;
coffin of, 7;
one of the great gods at Heliopolis, 14;
account of creation according to worshippers of, 14;
cause of primeval matter, 14;
one of the first of the company of gods, 17;
mummification arose out of the cult of, 22;
sacredness of man's body taught by priests of, 26;
Pharaohs identified with, 27;
night journey of, 30;
religion in Nile valley and, 34;
dark realm of, 48;
son of, 54;
annual commemoration of sufferings and death of, 56;
birthday of, 57;
one of principal figures in Egyptian pantheon, 63;
equivalent, As-ar, 63;
god of the dead and the underworld, 63, 76, 77;
origins extremely obscure, 63;
centre of Osiris-worship at Abydos, 63;
shrines to, 63;
dwells peaceably in underworld, 64;
usually figured as wrapped in mummy bandages, 64;
African in origin, 64;
son of Nut, 65;
his birth, 65, 174;
Pamyles proclaims birth of, 66;
education by Pamyles, 66;
prophecies concerning, 66;
wife rules for, 66;
Set invites banquet, 67;
gets into fatal chest, 67;
death of, 67;
coffin enclosed in pillar at Byblos, 68;
his many tombs, 70;
promising to return to earth when his wrongs are avenged, 70;
Sir G. Frazer on myth of, 70;
use of corn and; cultivation of vine and; corn-spirit and tree-spirit, 71;
myth of, as tree-spirit, 72-73;
identified with sun-god, Ra, 73;
lunar significance, 74-75;
pigs sacrificed to, 75;
hymn addressed by Isis to, 75;
god of fertility, 77;
personification of Ra, 78;
typical of bodily resurrection, 79;
Book of the Dead and,