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Author Topic: Ra Primary Sources  (Read 5630 times)

Offline M'aqanitui

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Ra Primary Sources
« on: November 19, 2015, 10:07:03 am »
As part of a project for University, I'm making a documentary on the history of Ra in mythology, lore and worship. This will cover old kingdom worship, the merging into Amun-Ra, and modern-day revival of Ra worship.

I was wondering if anyone here can provide me with some primary sources, or tell me some interesting facts I could include in the documentary. Thanks for any contribution, it all helps.
Sat Ra her Wepwawet-Yinepu
Meryt Bast her Djehuty

Never stop smiling, and you will always stay firmly on your feet. :)

Offline Tanebet

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Re: Ra Primary Sources
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 12:56:33 pm »
this is a good book to check out: Stephen Quirke. The Cult of Ra: Sun-Worship in Ancient Egypt
Tanebetheru "Heru's Lordship"
Sat Heru Sa Aset her Nisut (AUS), Meryt Ra-Heru-akhety her Heru-Behedety
Heri-Sesheta Heru-Sa-Aset

This is what I was born to: to live, to love, to know, to change and embrace the infinite.
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Offline M'aqanitui

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Re: Ra Primary Sources
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 01:54:25 pm »
Thanks! :D I'll have a look for it!
Sat Ra her Wepwawet-Yinepu
Meryt Bast her Djehuty

Never stop smiling, and you will always stay firmly on your feet. :)

Offline Shezatwepwawet

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Re: Ra Primary Sources
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 03:41:49 pm »
And if you can't afford it right now, you can always check the library
Senebty,
Zat (She who makes Sekhmet laugh)
Sau apprentice | Fedw | The Library | zat@kemet.org

Sat Wepwawet-Yinepu her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS) meryt Seshat-Nit-Nebthet her Heru-wer her Aset-Serqet

Offline M'aqanitui

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  • Country: gb
Re: Ra Primary Sources
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2015, 03:51:37 pm »
Dangit, none of my local libraries have it :/
Sat Ra her Wepwawet-Yinepu
Meryt Bast her Djehuty

Never stop smiling, and you will always stay firmly on your feet. :)

Offline Temseniaset

  • Sema Kau Bak
  • Shemsu-Ankh
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Re: Ra Primary Sources
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2015, 05:21:53 pm »
« Last Edit: November 19, 2015, 05:23:55 pm by Temseniaset »
Senebty
Temseniaset,
Sat Aset Serqet
Meryt Wesir Sokar, Yinepu Wepwawet, Khepra, Heru Sa Aset, Ra
Fedw diviner

Offline M'aqanitui

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Re: Ra Primary Sources
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2015, 06:04:25 pm »
Thank you so much, everyone! I'm sure this book will be a great help for me!

Does anyone know any more good sources? :) Primary sources (stuff from Ancient Egypt) would be highly appreciated if you can find any.
Sat Ra her Wepwawet-Yinepu
Meryt Bast her Djehuty

Never stop smiling, and you will always stay firmly on your feet. :)

Offline Sedjfaiemitui

  • Shemsu
  • Country: us
Re: Ra Primary Sources
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2015, 07:21:19 pm »
Em hotep, Abigail!

Miriam Lichtheim's texts on Ancient Egyptian literature (there are three volumes, just linking to one for the sake of ease: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00720JSQI/ref=rdr_ext_sb_ti_hist_1) and "The Literature of Ancient Egypt" compendium edited by William K. Simpson (which, incidentally, contains a version of the "Celestial Cow" : http://www.amazon.com/The-Literature-Ancient-Egypt-Autobiographies/dp/0300099207#reader_0300099207) provide primary source material, namely in the way of a few hymns where Re and especially the Aten are concerned, but not entirely too much in the way of liturgical mythic material.

As others have suggested, Stephen Quirke's text is your best bet on tracking down primary source material addressing actual cult, especially "other-than-New Kingdom Period" items, since he talks a ton about Iunu/Heliopolis in that one.

For Re(-Horakhty) and Atenism, if you wind up getting into the 18th Dynasty solar cult, you'll be looking at Erik Hornung's and Donald B. Redford's texts, and Barry Kemp's recent text on Akhetaten. There are a number of articles about these and related subjects on JSTOR, too, if you can access it through your institution. 

Hope this helps, and senebty and good luck on your project!
Sard
"Endowed by Two Fathers"
𓁣 𓁠
Sat Set her Amun-Re-Banebdjedet
Meryt Herishef, Wesir-Narefy, Heru-Wer, her Yinepu

Offline Temseniaset

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Senebty
Temseniaset,
Sat Aset Serqet
Meryt Wesir Sokar, Yinepu Wepwawet, Khepra, Heru Sa Aset, Ra
Fedw diviner

Offline M'aqanitui

  • Shemsu
  • Country: gb
Re: Ra Primary Sources
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2015, 03:03:52 am »
Thank you so much, everyone! :D But sadly, the expected delivery dates on those books from Amazon does not look good for me considering I need to start the script as soon as possible to meet the deadline. :(

If anyone knows anything they can tell me here and now, I would greatly appreciate it. Mythology is easy enough to come by, but what I really need is information on how Ra was perceived and worshiped in Ancient Egypt. Anything you know about Amun-Ra would also be a fantastic help :D

Thanks in advance.
Sat Ra her Wepwawet-Yinepu
Meryt Bast her Djehuty

Never stop smiling, and you will always stay firmly on your feet. :)

Offline Temseniaset

  • Sema Kau Bak
  • Shemsu-Ankh
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Re: Ra Primary Sources
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2015, 10:00:01 am »
Amun Ra did really come into play until the new Kingdom.
Senebty
Temseniaset,
Sat Aset Serqet
Meryt Wesir Sokar, Yinepu Wepwawet, Khepra, Heru Sa Aset, Ra
Fedw diviner

Offline Temseniaset

  • Sema Kau Bak
  • Shemsu-Ankh
  • Country: us
Re: Ra Primary Sources
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2015, 10:06:09 am »
There may be something here you can use.

http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/catalog-publications
Senebty
Temseniaset,
Sat Aset Serqet
Meryt Wesir Sokar, Yinepu Wepwawet, Khepra, Heru Sa Aset, Ra
Fedw diviner

Offline Shezatwepwawet

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Re: Ra Primary Sources
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2015, 10:01:21 am »
Dangit, none of my local libraries have it :/

See if your local library does interlibrary loan. If so, get the request in as soon as you can.
Senebty,
Zat (She who makes Sekhmet laugh)
Sau apprentice | Fedw | The Library | zat@kemet.org

Sat Wepwawet-Yinepu her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS) meryt Seshat-Nit-Nebthet her Heru-wer her Aset-Serqet

Offline Basttjamheri

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  • Country: us
Re: Ra Primary Sources
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2016, 12:27:15 am »
this is a good book to check out: Stephen Quirke. The Cult of Ra: Sun-Worship in Ancient Egypt

I know this is an old post but I was wondering if this book has information on Ra-Heruakhety? I am looking for more sources about him. Thanks!
Daughter of Bast.
Beloved of Nit-Nebthet-Seshat and Ra-Heruakhety.
Dua Netjeru!

 


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