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October 13, 2019, 10:26 pm UTC    
July 28, 2019 12:42AM
L Cooper Wrote:
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> Hi Avry. Thanks for this. Frequently seen are
> one or two line statements referring to an AE
> mythology regarding the source of the Nile as
> arising from two caverns in the Elephantine area.
> However, other than Wainwright's article I haven't
> found any discussions of the textual support for
> this claim.

I've still been looking, and not much out there, i.e. easily available.

You may have already looked, but I followed the likes of Khnum, Satet, etc, and Elephantine lore itself to see if there was a direct reference to an explicit text - to no avail.

I tracked these through 'Gods and Goddesses' (Wilkinson); maybe they have more in them?:

Kessler, 'Bull Gods', OEAE Vol 1, pp209-13

or, generally worth reviewing 'Religion & Philosophy In Ancient Egypt'.

Otherwise, you could be in for a deep dive at the library. A skim of my own didn't reveal much, but I admit it was a quick glance.


> While it is true that there are hints of this
> source of the Nile in the PT's and CT's, there is
> nothing that makes much sense without one already
> being aware of the underlying mythological
> context.

Definitely. Being aware of the context makes a big difference when dealing with the realm of 'implicit'.


> So, that is what I am looking for -
> overt statements in the texts that speak of this
> mythological context.

Maybe a contact with the GAI may lead somewhere - they did a lot of work at Elephantine. Might want to check out texts at Esna temple.

>
> Thanks again.

'Welcome. Sorry it's still vague ... be delighted to know what you find, even if it is actually not much, or Khnum forbid, 'nothing' !

Cheers,
Avry


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Sam

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Repeating your claims endlessly won't work - publish your research

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It's always best to publish your ideas

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