Skip to comments.'Cult Fiction' Traced to Ancient Egypt Priest
Posted on 09/25/2012 7:12:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
A recently deciphered Egyptian papyrus from around 1,900 years ago tells a fictional story that includes drinking, singing, feasting and ritual sex, all in the name of the goddess Mut.
Researchers believe that a priest wrote the blush-worthy tale, as a way to discuss controversial ritual sex acts with other priests... the Egyptians were known to discuss other controversial matters using fictional stories.
Containing writing in a form of ancient Egyptian known as Demotic, the papyrus is likely to have originated in the Fayum village of Tebtunis at a time when the Romans controlled Egypt... Researchers know the story is fictional because it employs an Egyptian noun used only in fiction to mark separate sections of a story...
This "cult fiction" interpretation of the papyrus is backed up by the Greek writer Herodotus, who lived more than 2,400 years ago. He wrote that "it was the Egyptians who first made it a matter of religious observance not to have intercourse with women in temples, nor enter a temple after such intercourse without washing." (That translation is from "Herodotus Volume 1," Harvard University Press, 1990.)
For some ancient Egyptians, the idea of mixing sex and religion may have been extreme, a problem priests discussed by way of a fictional story.
Smith declined an interview request, telling LiveScience that everything the researchers wanted to say is in the journal article. He did add that new fragments of the papyrus recently were discovered, and they may allow for more of the story to be deciphered.
(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...
This papyrus, now in two fragments, dates back around 1,900 years and was written in a form of ancient Egyptian known as Demotic. It records a fictional story that includes ritual sex. CREDIT: Image copyright Istituto Papirologico "G. Vitelli" -- Firenze
Mut! The wife of Muthammad?
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Hejira barking, so he ran over to retriever.
I dunno, now that I’ve seen her, she seems a little two-dimensional. /rimshot
Apparently later on this "diety" became conflated with another named Sekhmet -- a lion headed woman goddess.
her last BF told me she is a bit dense
I like her better as Mut.
Heeee Heeeeeeee Heeee!
So, in other words, men have not ‘evolved’ when it comes to sex.
Hey, if it ain’t broke...
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