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Author Topic: Eschatology in Ancient Egypt?  (Read 241 times)

Offline Hunefer

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Eschatology in Ancient Egypt?
« on: March 26, 2019, 05:29:47 am »
Em Hotep!

I'm curious if there is eschatologal views in Kemetic religion?

Many ancient civilizations have an explanation how the world will come to an end. I don't know if Ancient Egypt had that too.

Can you help me on this question?

« Last Edit: March 26, 2019, 05:57:24 am by Hunefer »

Offline Capra

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Re: Eschatology in Ancient Egypt?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 12:03:36 pm »
The only instance I know of is the following:

"In an important section of the Coffin Texts, the creator god Atum states that after millions of years of creation, he and Osiris would eventually return to 'one place', the undifferentiated condition prevailing before the creation of the world. This 'end of days' is more clearly described in the Book of the Dead within a dialog between Atum and Osiris. Within this conversation, Osiris mourns the fact that he will eventually be isolated in eternal darkness, while the god Atum comforts him by pointing out that he would join him so that just the two would survive when the world eventually reverts back to the primeval ocean from which all else arose. At this point, it is said that Atum and Osiris will take the form of serpents (symbolic of uniformed chaos) and there would be neither gods nor men to perceive them."

Offline Bezenwepwy

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Re: Eschatology in Ancient Egypt?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 08:27:55 am »
I answered a question about this once on tumblr which may be of interest to you:
On the Temple Steps - My amulet shop. - More jackals than you can shake a stick at.
Big Bad Jackal - Another jackal-laden venue.

Offline Hunefer

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Re: Eschatology in Ancient Egypt?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 09:17:25 am »
Thank you very much!

It is really interesting


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