Nut: Ancient Egyptian Cosmic Mother of Eternity

by Meritka



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/13/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781663244918
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781663244925

About the Book

The Pyramid Texts of Ancient Egypt (Kamet) are the oldest known religious texts in the world. Written over 2500 years ago during the Old Kingdom, these texts were inscriptions in the tombs of deceased Kings of the fifth and sixth Dynasties in Sakkara. The rituals, prayers, and ceremonies were recited to invoke the spiritual transformation of the King from the dead to an eternal life as a divine being. Central to this transformation, was the sky goddess Nut who was conceptualized as the cosmic womb that gave birth to the sun, moon and stars. Rituals performed over the King’s body were conducted to cause the transmigration of his soul. Once transformed to a spiritual body the King reigned in heaven.

About the Author

Safiya Karimah, M.A. Social Sciences, has been studying and researching ancient female deities for over twenty years. She has studied Egyptian literature, hieroglyphs and history various institutions. Her first publication was Moon Goddess which explored the history of lunar worship and lunar goddesses. This essay represents a continuation of the inquiry in the fields of history, astronomy, mother worship, religion and ancient Egypt.