The Amulet Of The Buckle

This amulet represents the buckle of the girdle of Isis, and is usually made of carnelian, red jasper, red glass, and of other substances of a red colour it is sometimes made of gold, and of substances covered with gold. It is always associated with the CLVIth Chapter of the Book of the Dead, which is frequently inscribed upon it, and which reads -- The blood of Isis, and the strength of Isis, and the words of power of Isis shall be mighty to act as powers to protect this great and divine...

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Provided with representations of the rope basket, and plough * , and flail , such as were employed by the Egyptian labourer in carrying field produce, and in ploughing, and in threshing grain. The formula 1 or words of power which were inscribed on such figures varied at different periods, but one of the oldest, which was in use in the XVIIIth dynasty, makes the deceased say to the figure, which was called Shabti -- O thou Shabti figure of the scribe Nebseni, if I be called, or if I be adjudged...

Egypt

IN the first volume of this series 1 an attempt was made to set before the reader a statement of the ideas and beliefs which the ancient Egyptians held in respect of God, the gods, the Judgment, the Resurrection, and Immortality in short, to sketch in brief outline much of what was beautiful, and noble, and sublime in their religion. The facts of this statement were derived wholly from native religious works, the latest of which is some thousands of years old, and the earliest of which may be...

The Amulet Of The Ladder

In tombs of the Ancient and Middle Empires small objects of wood and other substances in the form of ladders have often been found, but the signification of them is not always apparent. From the texts inscribed upon the walls of the corridors and chambers of the pyramids of Unas, Teta, Pepi, and other early kings, it is clear that the primitive Egyptians believed that the floor of heaven, which also formed the sky of this world, was made of an immense plate of iron, rectangular in shape, the...