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Neith and the Libyan Berbers

Berichtdoor Reader » do 31 jan , 2008 15:10

The origins of ancient Egypt are shrouded in mystery. Their culture and religious writings seemed to spring up overnight, which has long puzzled archaeologists. New findings are changing their view of the development of human society in north Africa. They have found an ancient civilization which predates the civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia. A civilization which was until very recently, entirely unknown.

The evidence has gradually been uncovered over the past fifty years. This culture once spanned the northern Sahara region of Africa, concentrated in the central area. It was widespread and highly developed. Few people have heard of it – but findings are indicating that this central Saharan people may have been a source of origin for at least part of the culture, rituals and deities of the ancient Egyptians.


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Berichtdoor Reader » di 12 feb , 2008 16:12

Neit was a goddess of the Libyan people; but her worsip was firmly implanted by them in Egypt. She was a goddess of hunting and weaving, the two arts of a nomadic people. Her emblem was a distaff with two crossed arrows, and her name was written with a figure of a weaver's shutle. She was adored in the first dynasty, when the name Merneit, 'loved by Neith" occurs, and her preisthood was one of the most usual in the pyramid period. She was almost lost to sight during some thousands of years, but she became the state goddess of the twenty-sixth dynasty, when the Libyans set up their capital in her city of Sais. In later times he again disappears from customary religions.

Religion of Ancient Egypt W. M. Flinders Petrie
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Leuk om te weten dat de "Libische" godin krachtig was in the tijden van de pyramiden.
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