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Title: Fish in Ancient Egypt
Post by: Helmsman_of_Yinepu on July 03, 2011, 05:08:01 pm
I found this handy species list (http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/foodproduction/fishearlyegypt.html), for fish bones found at the Elephantine cemetery and at the Temple of Satet.

I was especially interested in the presence of Syndodontus catfish, being among my favorite aquarium fish.

I also found an article on King Catfish (http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/narmer.htm), the famous King Narmer, by a familiar author.  

Does anybody have any references to catfish being a symbol of Set?
Title: Re: Fish in Ancient Egypt
Post by: Devo on July 03, 2011, 09:46:26 pm
I've not seen any fish to being specific to Set. I've heard that fish could be his, specifically the fish that ate Asar's you-know-what. But nothing else, sadly.

-Devo
Title: Re: Fish in Ancient Egypt
Post by: Tanebet on July 03, 2011, 09:51:33 pm
Em hotep *henu*

In the myth about Wesir's dismemberment by Seth it was believed thata catfish swallowed Wesir's penis after Seth threw it into the nile.
I guess that's where the catfish connection to Seth comes from

Senebty
Tanebet
Title: Re: Fish in Ancient Egypt
Post by: Seta on July 09, 2011, 08:27:30 pm
There is a fish that looks like it has Set's nose.  

It carries an electrical current, can swim upside down, is nocturnal, and very intelligent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormyridae

Oxyrhynchus is also the name of a city in Upper Egypt.

http://carlos.emory.edu/COLLECTION/EGYPT/IMAGES-EGYPT/egypt04L.jpg


Title: Re: Fish in Ancient Egypt
Post by: Sora_1 on July 10, 2011, 10:47:45 am
OMG!!  That is an awesome fish.  And it does look like it has Set's nose!! :D
Title: Re: Fish in Ancient Egypt
Post by: Iwaat on July 10, 2011, 04:32:24 pm
wow that is interesting Seta O_o.
Title: Re: Fish in Ancient Egypt
Post by: Helmsman_of_Yinepu on July 22, 2011, 08:51:18 pm
I used to keep mormyrids like that!   :o

Title: Re: Fish in Ancient Egypt
Post by: Rayashi on July 22, 2011, 09:49:57 pm
Love this thread!! Lolol. Thanks for sharing everything on here.