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Archive of the posts written by author : Prometheus for Sky God 2016.

Yu-gi-oh! and Egyptian Religion

Yu-gi-oh!, the cause of my middle school obsession with ancient Egypt and the staple of my childhood. Yu-gi-oh! was created by Kazuki Takahashi and started off as a manga series. Both the show and manga centered around high school loner Yugi Mutou and the spirit of his prized Millennium Puzzle. The spirit of the Millennium […]

The Museum or Bust

Last Saturday, my Religion of the Pharaohs class hopped on a bus and drove to San Jose to have a lovely time at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. Unfortunately, once we got there, we learned that there had been a power outage and no one was allowed to go inside. For how long was this outage […]

How important were the oracles during the New Kingdom?

  An oracle (in Egyptian terms) is a divine judgement made by a god that answers a question posed to it through the means of a statue. This statue would be brought out from the temple to the people inside a covered shrine on a barque—a boat—carried by priests and the people would either present […]

The Middle Kingdom Stalae

  The Middle Kingdom stelae are stone slabs erected as either funerary or commemorative monuments. They can be about great acts or border achievements. They also are great looks into the relationship between Egyptians and religion. The Semna Stela is a boundary stela written during the reign of Senwosret III and it is about the […]