Comet Egypt and the Two Lands (gks 15)

Egyptian False DoorsOn the left we have two ‘comet’ figures enclosed in a false door. False doors were a means by which the earthly Egyptians would talk to their friends and relatives in the land above – a very real physical world above, or so it was believed.

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Face Mask

Gold Face Mask

Egyptian Afterlife Asteriods

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit: British Museum

Middle and left: golden comets; close proximity bodies coloured gold due to the light from the Sun.

Right: blue hair! Why? Answer, comets many times appeared blue especially during the day.

It was believed some of the resurrected Egyptians would spend eternity with the sun god Re.

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The comet form wasn’t exclusive to coffins and the afterlife, on the contrary the ‘comet look’ as you would expect also featured in life statues as well.

Cairo Museum Statues Egyptian Wigs Comets

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If this isn’t a Comet I don’t know what is!

Senenmut Hatshepsut Daughter

Senenmut Hathor CometsOn the left we have Senenmut who I believe was a guise of Mars. Out ranked (outsized) at this particular time by Hatshepsut/Venus (“foremost of the noble women” & “just and full of vitality like the Sun.’).

Almost lost amidst the dust and debris Senenmut/Mars appears fixed on the horizon taking on the attributes of a comet whist seemingly holding a smaller body (daughter) in front of him. Why else would you bury a child in granite in this way?

While we’re on the subject, the statue on the right again depicts Senenmut/Mars appearing within Hathor – Earth’s Ring of Debris (hat-hor = “house of the king”).

 

 

 

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