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December 15, 2019, 1:44 pm UTC    
October 28, 2019 09:20PM
Pistol Wrote:
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> You are correct, I have only J.P. Allen's
> translation, and I did notice he refers to the Sun
> often rather than Re, I'm curious about this, has
> he ever stated why? Is Faulkner's translation
> available online? Also, your references to Re's
> duality, could you reference where I can find "to
> the writers of these texts Re existed both as a
> solar entity AND ALSO as a polar entity." My
> understanding is Re took many forms, after sunset
> he enters the duat, where as Atum he is
> revivified, leaving the duat into the Ahket as
> Atum and raised by the scarab beetle above the
> horizon... where Atum is reborn as Re. I can't
> find any published references to Re as a polar
> entity.

It seems far more likely that "re" and "sun" are simply two different forms of the same word exactly like "nut" and "sky", or "geb" and "earth". I believe there are many more examples.

"Re" was also "khepri", of course, which Egyptologists take as the mid-day sun, I believe.

Without some some means of understanding author intent or the nature of their magic it is impossible to determine the reason for the specific usage probably.

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