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Odin's Counterpart

The key point here is Roman Syncretism. The romans believed the world was full of different gods, and they didn't presume to know about all of them, or to know everything about the ones they already ...
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Did ancient Egypt use the abbreviation IHS for "Isis, Horus, and Seb"?

Short answer: Obviously NOT... Long answer: Each time you see pseudoscience coming and pointing its dirty nose on any subject... Feel free to think smelly things are in the air. First, that a trilogy ...
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Is there a Western (Greek, Roman, Egyptian, or Norse) god of the cosmos?

For Egyptian, you'd have several choices. Going from the largest (at least in the Heliopolitian cosmology): Nuun (Nun) is the cosmic ocean that our universe is a bubble in: https://henadology....
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What is the connection of Egyptian mythology to Atlantis?

If there ever was one, we don't know what it was. Most likely, there never was one. The only real original source we have for the story of Atlantis is Plato. He used it as an allegory to help ...
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Is there a Western (Greek, Roman, Egyptian, or Norse) god of the cosmos?

This depends entirely on your stance of if you're asking for a sky god or if you'd prefer only "outer space", so to speak. Given that these are ancient cultures / mythologies we're discussing, it ...
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Is there a Western (Greek, Roman, Egyptian, or Norse) god of the cosmos?

Ouranos (Roman Uranus) is the Greek (night) sky god. You will find him at the beginning of Hesiod's Theogony. Wikipedia has an extensive list of sky gods, among whom you will find the Egyptian goddess ...
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Anyone know what this symbol means?

Looks like the Adinkra "Aya" (fern) symbol: Adinkra is not Egyptian, though. It originates from the Ashanti and Baoulé peoples, in the neighborhood of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire (respectively).
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If any Ancient Egyptian Texts exist as Hieroglyphics in Online Documents

Here is a compilation of various resources to learn ancient classical Egyptian (aka Middle Egyptian) and a selection of various corpus to read. NB: The texts and resources I am quoting here and purely ...
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Why were baboons famous in Egypt?

According to William Petrie in his book The Religion of Ancient Egypt, "...the serious expression and human ways of the large baboons are an obvious cause for their being regarded as the wisest ...
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Is there a Western (Greek, Roman, Egyptian, or Norse) god of the cosmos?

THe closest thing to a god of the cosmos in Norse myth would be Ymir, the first being. The ice of the cold realm of Nifhel and fire from the realm of Muspellheim met in the space between, Ginnungagap, ...
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How did Atenism explain night-time?

Atenism offers a very good example of the exclusivity of presence. We find it in the moment of dawn and dusk. The religious ideas with which Akhenaten grew up were those of the New Solar Theology. It ...
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Hall of Two Truths: Ancient Egypt

It is "Hall of Two Truths", or "Dual Truth" Note that this hall is also sometimes called "Double Ma'at", inferring Isis and Nephtys.
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Hall of Two Truths: Ancient Egypt

To add to Codosaur's useful answer re the Egyptian words often written in English as Maat/Maaty, with apologies if you already know some of this. I have taken courses both in Hieroglyphics and Ancient ...
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Do the myths of Malayalam Onam, Egyptian Osiris Myth and Vietnamese Tet show cultural contacts?

That's a definite "no" as far as an Egyptian connection is concerned. A much more plausible explanation is that in creating myths, humans follow a limited number of patterns, regardless of ...
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What are the different creation stories of ancient egypt?

One thing to remember is that most of the Egyptian creation stories aren't in a nice, neat source. In many cases, they're pieced together from funerary texts, magico-religious sources (spells would ...
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Odin's Counterpart

Mercury and Hermes are basically the same. The Roman Mercury is simply the Greek Hermes. Now Toth. Toth is a pure Egyptian God. In 300 BC Egypt was conquered by Alexander the Great and one of his ...
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Has Setne anything to do with Set?

That is an historical question probably much more than a mythological one, because the Ramses was often depicted very black, they were perhaps black men. The document over shows a clear proof for ...
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Is there a Western (Greek, Roman, Egyptian, or Norse) god of the cosmos?

I think the primordial Titan Oceanus qualifies. The ocean might seem like an odd choice for a god of the cosmos, until you consider pre-classic era Greeks believed in a flat earth floating in an ...
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What is the difference between Ra and Horus?

Egyptian Mythology is not my area of focus, but I'll attempt a high-level answer. Both are associated with the sky, and they even seem to merge in the form of Ra-Horakhty. Merging of gods is not ...
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Is there a 'Messenger of the Gods' figure in Egyptian mythology?

Other than the little known Apt, arguably the closest direct Egyptian analog to Hermes would be the synthetic deity Hermanubis. Who is, as you might guess from the name, the result of combining of ...
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What animals were represented in gods in ancient Egypt?

Animals representations are quite common in Egyptian mythology. Here is a partial list of Ancient Egyptian deities with animal associations and attributes: Lion: Aker Pat Remler: Egyptian Mythology,...
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Do the Egyptian gods bleed?

As far as if they do bleed, yes they do: In a passage of the Book of the Dead, Ra cuts himself, and his blood transforms into two intellectual personifications: Hu, or authority, and Sia, or mind. ...
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Are there any common concepts in Egypt and Norse mythology / civilization?

Jörmungandr and Apep 1-2 They Both try to/or destroy creation where not worshipped but feared. Are great(huge) serpents.(although in some stories Apep is portrayed as a crocodile) Both are believed ...
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What is the connection of Egyptian mythology to Atlantis?

According to Plato the Greeks didn't knew of this story. The first Greek to learn about Atlantis was Solon, who stayed for some time in Egypt. The story says that a wise Egyptian priest told Solon ...
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What is the difference between Ra and Horus?

The comment above stated already that mixing Deities and attributes was not uncommon (astralistic bionic statues, appeal and invocation rites and ancient magic) and depending on the region and temple ...
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Is there an Egyptian Old Man of the Sea?

Interesting Question, in the Orphic Hymns there is a following invocation to Proteus: Oh Keeper of the keys to the chambers of the deeps, By whose illustrious power all Nature's laws are clearly ...
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What do we know about the ram-headed deities helping Shu support Nut in the Greenfield Papyrus?

THE NAMES OF THE PAIR Next to their pictures on the papyrus, the divinities' names (or epithets?) are written in Medw Neter, the "Words of God," i.e. hieroglyphs by their designation in the language ...
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Mother Earth or Father Earth?

Much of this will depend on the language you are looking at. German has "die Erde" (the earth, feminine), "die Sonne" (the sun, feminine), "der Mond" (the moon, masculine), etc. Where the German ...
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Mother Earth or Father Earth?

Many primal ~agricultural deities tended to be female. By primal I mean more rudimentary natural life oriented concepts like plants, fertility, growing. This is in contrast to more sophisticated ...
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Did the ancient Egyptians worship Cats and Dogs deities at the same period?

Dog and Cat deities were worshiped together as early as the Second Dynasty (2890 BCE) in the forms of Anubis and Bastet, but the recorded worship of Anubis dates back to even the First Dynasty (3100 ...
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