Thursday, 22 May 2008

Egyptian gods

What's so disconcerting about the Ancient Egyptian pantheon (for an outsider, I mean) is that they worshipped gods they couldn't eat. For the rest of the world edibility is a key component of a God-Animal: a lamb, a fish, a cow. But a scorpion? A dog? A lion? Those aren't on the menu ... how can we worship them?

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