The Myth of Ra (the Supreme Sun-god of Egypt): With Copious Citations from the Solar and Pantheistic Litanies

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Hardwicke & Bogue, 1877 - Litany of the sun - 52 pages

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Page 32 - For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. For he created all things, that they might have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful; and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth: (for righteousness is immortal: ) but ungodly men with their works and words called it to them...
Page 16 - ... thee, Ra! Supreme power, the master of souls who is in his obelisk, the chief of the confined gods, his form is that of the master of souls. 74 Homage to thee, Ra ! Supreme power, the double luminary, the double obelisk, the great god who raises his two eyes, his form is that of the double luminary. 75 Homage to thee, Ra! Supreme power, the master of the light, who reveals hidden things, the spirit who speaks to the gods in their spheres, his form is that of the master of the light.
Page 47 - And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob ? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.
Page 42 - When the Sun weeps a second time, and lets water fall from his eyes, it is changed into working bees ; they work in the flowers of each kind, and honey and wax are produced instead of the water. When the Sun becomes weak, he lets fall the perspiration of his members, and this changes to a liquid.
Page 13 - CHENTAMENT. 3 32 Homage to thee, RA ! Supreme power, the god with the numerous shapes in the sacred dwelling, his form is that of the beetle. 33 Homage to thee, RA ! Supreme power, he who puts his enemies into their prison, his form is that of the lion. 34 Homage to thee, RA ! Supreme power, the ray of light in his sarcophagus, its form is that of the progenitor.
Page 31 - Sovran of earth, great image in the horizon of 70 heaven. Ra who hast made beings, Tatanen giving life to mankind, Pharaoh son of Ra has adored thee in thy glories, he has worshipped at thy gracious rising brightness on the Eastern horizon, he makes tranquil thy path, he beats down thy foes before thee in his turning back all thy adversaries, he assigned to thee the...
Page 18 - Ra! he dwells in the empyrean, he traverses the good Ament. Such as thou art, such is the royal Osiris. Thy intellect, Ra, is his. Osiris worships the hidden gods, he praises their spirits, these latter say to one another that thy course (Ra!) is that of Osiris, that thy way is his, great god who dwellest in the empyrean. Hail ! god of the disk with the brilliant rays, praise be to the spirit Keschi ! four times. 78 Hail to thee, universal covering, who...

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