Snake Worship in Ancient Egypt

2 Feb

The article is out now in the current issue of Nile Magazine. I discuss in it snake worship in ancient Egypt within the context of an old struggle between monotheism and its ancient rival, polytheism.

It was inspired by my sons’ fascination with a sand snake called Sandy which we have been visiting regularly in the reptile pen at a local animal farm since last summer. Written in the spirit of the ancient wisdom!

Further details on the article and the issue in the link https://www.nilemagazine.com.au/

first page

Advertisements

2 Responses to “Snake Worship in Ancient Egypt”

  1. Anne Godfrey March 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

    I enjoyed reading your article in Nile magazine about The Snake who was god. I am a very interested amateur in all things to do with ancient Egypt and attempt to read hieroglyphs. In the photograph of the Lake of Fire is the hieroglyph in the centre depicting Neith? If so why?

    Like

    • HBastawy March 25, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

      Dear Anne, thank you for reading the article and for your inquiry! I am not a specialist in hieroglyphics but the two words on either side of the lake of fire spell ‘nbi’, meaning fire on the left, and “sti” meaining to burn on the right. The cobra in the centre has the same qualities of the lake, being fiery and able to burn.

      I hope this helps, and if there is anything else you would like to inquire about just get in touch.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: