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{#AtoZChallenge} Ma ‘at, Goddess of Truth

Greek Name: Not applicable Egyptian Name: Ma ‘at Associated Objects: Ostrich feature and plinth (stone platform) Main Cult Center: All of Egypt Role: Order; Truth; Justice Ma ‘at was important to the concepts of the universe as well as the balance and divine order in ancient Egypt. Her name translates to “that which is straight.”… Continue reading {#AtoZChallenge} Ma ‘at, Goddess of Truth

Book Blitz

{Book Blitz} Death Island by Kelsey Ketch

Death Island by Kelsey Ketch Genre: NA Historical Fantasy Release Date: December 31st 2017 Summary from Goodreads: Her family name tainted by her great-grandfather’s crimes of piracy, Meriden Cummings is far from the typical 18th century woman. A social outcast, she works in a carpentry shop in a small village, where the people barely tolerate… Continue reading {Book Blitz} Death Island by Kelsey Ketch

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{#AtoZChallenge} The Egyptian Language

In Seth O’Keefe’s world, the speech of Egypt (re-en-Kam) never died. The Sons of Set use it in their daily rituals to appease their god and for the spells they cast. Thanks to Sir Budge, I was able to come close to what the Egyptian language might have sounded like within these chapters. In truth,… Continue reading {#AtoZChallenge} The Egyptian Language

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{#AtoZChallenge} Ka (The Egyptian Life Force)

Ka is the essence that makes the difference between the living and the dead. The concept of ka had undergone changes over the millennia and had different meanings depending on the social settings. Various translations include soul, life-force, and will. The closest translation in English is “life-creating force.” It was portrayed in several ways: a… Continue reading {#AtoZChallenge} Ka (The Egyptian Life Force)

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{#AtoZChallenge} Egyptian Jewelry

In Daughter of Isis, the mystery and adventure begin when Natara finds an Egyptian amulet: “She brushed her thumb over the round bronze pendant that was about an inch in diameter and a fourth of an inch thick. The Eye of Horus was etched in the center, its pupil made of a smooth reflective piece… Continue reading {#AtoZChallenge} Egyptian Jewelry

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{#AtoZChallenge} Ib (The Egyptian Heart)

I was originally going to do a post on the goddess Isis (since she is a major part of my writing) when I remembered I already had written and posted an article about her. If you like to read that post, you’ll find it here. And today, I’m going to speak a little bit about… Continue reading {#AtoZChallenge} Ib (The Egyptian Heart)

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{#AtoZChallenge} Horus (Heru), God of the Sky and Kingship

Greek Name: Horus Egyptian Name: Heru Associated Animal: Falcon Main Cult Center: Edfu, Hierakonpolis, Behdet Role: Sky; Kingship Horus himself appears only once in my series, Descendants of Isis; however, the Eye of Horus plays a major role within the novel. The name Horus translates into “he who is above” or “that which is above,”… Continue reading {#AtoZChallenge} Horus (Heru), God of the Sky and Kingship