Annual animal cult festivals were big events. The planting of crops during the festival no doubt dates back to the early worship of Sokar. Yet during this month it is a custom among Egyptians, both Copts and Muslims, to sow seven types of grain on cotton-wool wrapped around a bottle or on the model of a doll cut in cardboard. In Egyptology it has generally been thought that the divine image in the bark and the cult statue in the sanctuary were one and the same image. I enjoy assigning the videos to my students.
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Annual animal cult festivals were big events. Mark, Joshua J. These two types of ceremonies, in essence very similar and characterized by their cyclical nature whether they took place every day or just once a year , reflect the Egyptian cyclical concept of time. Section , the material on this site is distributed without profit.