Tag Archives: horus

Give Me Resurrection or Give Me Death!

I’ve looked at the concept of gods dying and being resurrected before, and it really seems like there’s a tendency to ascribe more similarities to the various myths of the sort than there really are. It’s a common theme, but … Continue reading

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It’s a Serqet to Everybody

I was born under the sign of Scorpio, the constellation identified with a nasty little insect with pincers and poisonous venom. People with my sign are supposed to be mean, crafty, and passionate; or something like that. If everyone born … Continue reading

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Incest and Peppermints

One thing you’ll note if looking at a genealogy of the Greco-Roman gods is that there’s a lot of incest going on in that family. Kronos married his sister Rhea, and their children included Zeus and Hera, who also married … Continue reading

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Night of the Nebti

As you may well know, the country we now know as Egypt was created when two separate kingdoms, known as the Upper and Lower Kingdoms, were united under one ruler. As both kingdoms had their own deities, many of these … Continue reading

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An Amphibian to Remember

It sometimes seems that the Egyptians had gods associated with every kind of animal you could think of. Obviously that’s not true, as I don’t think, for instance, that there was a sloth god. There are, however, gods that are … Continue reading

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Creepy Crowley

I can’t tell you how many interviews I saw with Keith Olbermann back when he did the Worst Person in the World segment where he felt the need to point out that these people weren’t REALLY the worst in the … Continue reading

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Gaga for Baphomet

Did you know that Lady Gaga is a worshipper of the devil-god Baphomet? No, seriously! Do a Google search for it, and you’ll come up with numerous pages claiming this, often with a lot of misspelled words. So it must … Continue reading

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Crocodile, with the Jaded Jealous Smile

Considering all the craziness going out in Egypt as of late, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight an Egyptian deity this week. I have to suspect it’s Set who’s behind the whole thing, what with his being the … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, Copycat

Merry Christmas! I’ve never really understood why (at least in the United States) this is the one holiday when we’re supposed to be merry instead of merely happy, but there you go. And as we all know, the true meaning … Continue reading

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Strangers in a Strange Land

The Bible Myth: The African Origins of the Jewish People, by Gary Greenberg – This was the same author who wrote 101 Myths of the Bible, which I reviewed here. Like that book, this one is based around the idea … Continue reading

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