The Enigmatic Columns of Horus: Divine Tools of Energy– Part II

The Enigmatic Columns of Horus: Divine Tools of Energy– Part II

The Enigmatic Columns of Horus: Divine Tools of Energy– Part II

To shed light on the enigma of the Columns of Horus, I analyzed the Ennead of Heliopolis, the gods’ functions and tools.

The supreme being of the pharaohs’ pantheon was associated with the sun’s disk and, according to the myth, he emerged from the ocean of the Nun, carried by the goddess Mehetueret, the Celestial Cow. The Nun was the male part of the primordial ocean, existing before the world was created. Ra is often drawn in the ritual paintings characterizing the Egyptian tombs. Sometimes, he was bearer of light and power.

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The following image, reproducing the god Ra-Atum, was found in the necropolis of Luxor. It is one of the best masterpieces depicting the god as progenitor of the Ennead of Heliopolis. Observing the image, it is possible to highlight several interesting clues, which have a complex meaning, such as the sun disk, positioned on the head of the Lord of the gods. A Cobra, forming a circle, draws the disk.


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