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posted by ngweien
Thoth - God of Wisdom, Time, uandishi and the Moon, head of an ibis

Thoth invented hieroglyphs, the picture uandishi of Ancient Egypt. He was the measurer of the earth and the counter of the stars, the keeper and recorder of all knowledge. The ibis, kwarara is a bird rather like a stork, with long legs and a long beak which it uses for prodding in the mud to find small fish. It was a symbol of wisdom and learning because it has a beak shaped like a pen which it dips in the mud, as if it was ink.

The Book of Thoth had two spells in it. If wewe read the first spell aloud, wewe would be able to understand every...
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posted by ngweien
Nut - the Sky Goddess blue with golden stars

Geb - the Earth God color of plants and fertile Nile mud

The sky is Nut's body, arching from horizon to horizon. Geb is the Earth, lying beneath her. During the day, Nut and Geb are separated, but each evening Nut comes down to meet Geb and this causes darkness. If storms came during the day, it was believed that Nut had come closer to the earth.

Nut was married to the King of the Gods, Ra, but she was in upendo with Geb. When Ra found out, he was angry and alisema that Nut could not give birth to any children during the 360 days of the year. Nut was unhappy...
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posted by ngweien
Ra - Sun God, King of the Gods a falcon, kozi crowned with a sun disk au a man with a falcon's head

Ra was the God of the Sun. He sailed across the heavens in a mashua called the 'Barque of Millions of Years'. At the end of each siku Ra was thought to die and sailed on his night voyage through the Underworld, leaving the Moon to light the world above. The mashua would sail through the twelve doors, representing the twelve hours of night time. The inayofuata dawn, he was born again.

It was not always smooth sailing. During the siku Ra had to fight his chief enemy, a snake called Apep. He was helped kwa the other...
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Do wewe like the switching points of view in The Red Pyramid? I do. If not, which view do wewe like better? At some points I like Carter's more, and at other points I like Sadie's more. I really think that the switching of maoni was a good idea because at that time Sadie may be trying to sleep au may be unconius. au Carter was waiting for Sadie and Anubis's talk to end while they were at a funeral in a parallel universe. (Yes these are examples of the book.) If wewe couldn't have Sadie's point of view and Carter's point of view switch off, who would wewe rather it be? I would do Bast and Zia. Bast...
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posted by ngweien
Amun - God of Creation, crowned with ostrich feathers

Amun was an important god, but there are no stories about him. He created all things. At the same time, he remained apart from creation, totally different from it, and fully independent from it. In fact, he was invisible, so wewe couldn't have a picture of him! However, if wewe called him Amun-Re, this allowed people to see him. Then he had a hat with ostrich feathers on, and like all gods with human heads, a beard. Re is another way of spelling Ra, the sun god.

Tutankhamun's name contains the name of Amun. It also contains the Ankh, which means Life. His name means "Long life to Amun."
    
Amun is sometimes spelled Ammon. The fossil ammonites are called after him, because his sacred animal is a ram, and ammonites are shaped like ram's horns.
posted by ngweien
Anubis - God of Embalming, head of jackal

Anubis invented embalming to embalm Osiris, the first mummy. He was the guide of the dead. The Egyptians embalmed their dead, especially their pharaohs, to preserve them, since they thought that this helped them live for ever.

The Ancient Egyptians believed that when wewe died, wewe travelled to the Hall of the Dead. There Anubis weighed your moyo against the feather of Ma'at. Ma'at, the goddess of justice sits on juu of the scales to make sure that the weighing is carried out properly. wewe can see Anubis steadying the scales to make the weighing fair....
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posted by ngweien
Bastet - Protectress of Cats, cat au head of a cat

Bastet was sometimes called bast. She was the goddess of cats. She is a cat, au has the head of a cat, but originally she had the head of a lion.

Every siku the sun god Ra would travel in his ship across the sky. Every night the snake Apep tried to stop the sun god's ship on his journey through the underworld. Ra was usually won these battles. However, on stormy days, au during an eclipse, the Egyptians believed that Apep had been Victorious and swallowed the sun. Bastet defended her father Ra against the snake.

Bastet was the proctress of cats. The Ancient Egyptians had a great respect for Cats since they protected the grain from mice and rats. Rats can also cause disease. Killing a cat was punishable kwa death. When a cat died, the family mourned it, shaving their eyebrows to mark their sadness. Cats were sometimes mummified, like people, and their mummies have been found.
posted by ngweien
Hathor - the Goddess of love, music, dance
cow horns and sundisk on head

Sekhmet - the Goddess of the sun
woman with lion's head head

Hathor was the goddess of joy, motherhood, and love. She looked after all women. She was the goddess of muziki and dancing, as well. Dead women were identified with Hathor, as men were identified with Osiris. She has a sun disk on her head and cow horns. Sometimes she had cow's ears au was a whole cow.

But she had another side as well, as Sekhmet, the Eye of Ra, the destructive Sun Goddess. The Egyptians knew that the Sun brought life, but they also knew that the...
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posted by Mythmaniac
 I can't wait!!!
I can't wait!!!
Everybody in this club is dying for the release of the kiti cha enzi of moto on May 3, 2011. For those who want a spoiler of the first chapter of the kiti cha enzi of Fire-if wewe still haven't read it-, go to this site:

link

I'm guessing when wewe read this, your just going to be zaidi impatient for waiting for The kiti cha enzi of Fire.

The story of Carter and Sadie with their new tranies(hope I spelled that right) travelling the world to find The Book of Ra! Exiting start, exiting middle and ending.

I hope all of us won't be let down kwa RR(which is VERY unlikely) when the book is released.

P.S If wewe DO get zaidi impatient, sorry...

Well...Bye for now!!!
 Go, Kane Chronicles!
Go, Kane Chronicles!
posted by ngweien
Horus - Son of Osiris, a hawk, au a man with a hawk's head crowned with the crown of all Egypt

Horus is shown as a hawk, au a man with a hawk's head and the crown of all Egypt. This makes him look similar to Ra, but Ra is crowned with the sun disk. Horus' crown is made of two parts. The white part is the crown of Upper Egypt (in the south) and the red part is the crown of Lower Egypt (including the Nile delta). Together they onyesha that Horus ruled all Egypt. During their reign, Pharoahs identified themselves with Horus. After they died, they became Osiris.

When Horus was a baby, his father Osiris...
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posted by ngweien
Seth - God of the desert, storm and violence, animal head with long curved pointed snout

Seth (or Set) is shown with an animal's head with a long curved pointed snout, slanting eyes, and square-tipped ears. Sometimes he has a forked tail. No-one seems to know what the animal is. Aardvark, antelope, ass, camel, fennec, giraffe, greyhound, jackal, jerboa, long-snouted mouse, okapi, oryx and pig have all been suggested! Seth was the God of the desert, storm and violence, which are all enemies of the fertile, properous, narrow valley of the Nile.

Seth carries a sceptre, which has his head on top...
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posted by ngweien
Ma'at - Goddess of Justice, ostrich feather in her hair

Ma'at was the goddess of truth, justice and harmony. She was the wife of Thoth, the god of wisdom, since wewe need wisdom to find truth and justice. Both Ma'at and Thoth helped at the Weighing of the Heart.

The feather of Ma'at was an ostrich plume. She wore it on her head. The chief judge in charge of the Egyptian law courts was known as the "priest of Ma'at". He began court hearings kwa wearing the feather of Ma'at. The judge gave the feather to the person who won his case in the law courts.

The pharaoh had to promise that he would follow Ma'at. This means that he would be a just pharaoh, and keep order in Egypt.
posted by ngweien
Osiris - God of the Dead dressed in white with crook and flail and white crown


Osiris is shown as a man with a beard wearing white mummy wrappings. His crown is the white crown of Upper Egypt surrounded kwa red feathers. His skin is green to represent vegetation. He holds the symbols of supreme power, the flail and crook. The crook is used kwa shepherds to catch their sheep. The flail is used in threshing, to separate the grains from the outer husks. Osiris was the God of the Dead. wewe would expect that such a god would be gloomy au even evil, but the Egyptians thought about death a lot. They...
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posted by ngweien
Isis - Queen of Goddess with a kiti cha enzi au sun disk and horns on her head

Isis was the great mother-goddess. Her son was Horus, the enemy of Seth. Sometimes she has the baby Horus on her lap. Sometimes she has a kiti cha enzi on her head, as she is Queen of the goddesses. Sometimes she has a sun disk and horns, like Hathor.

Isis was also a great healer and magician. She got her magic powers kwa tricking Ra.

The war between Horus and his enemy Seth had lasted a long time. Isis decided to help her son Horus. She met Seth, and asked for his help. She described someone killing a man and taking all he had away from the man's son. Seth alisema that killer should pay for his crimes. Isis alisema that Seth himself was the killer, and he had condemned himself. The other gods agreed, and Seth was driven out into the Sahara Desert.
posted by fabfamily99
What do wewe think will happen in the inayofuata book. Of course it is going to have a problem, solution, and drama. The book will obviously mainly deal around Carter and Sadie trying to defeat a tradgedy, auch as a monster. What monster, what tradedy? Will they find Zia, and who will get hurt? Zia? Anibus???? Will Bast come back and reliove again since she has 7 lives? I think that the 2nd book will deal around that snake monster that controlled Set, if it comes, out, as it alisema in the book that it the snake thing was espcaping slowly. au will Bast defend the world as she continues to battle the snake thing in that punishment area thingy? au will she come out and release the smake thing so Carter and Sadie will be able to help her defeat it? So many questions, soon to be answered in less than a year.....

maoni on what wewe think will happen! Thanks!
posted by fabfamily99
If wewe could interview Rick Riordan about his books, icluding The Red Pyramid, the Percy Jackson Seires, The Lost Hero, and all of his adult books, what maswali would wewe ask? I would ask him how he made up his vitabu and why he decided to make vitabu anyway. I would also ask him about his new vitabu for The Kane Chronicles, and the sequel seires to The Percy Jackson Series, The Heros of Olympus. In addition to that, I would ask hime about his upcoming vitabu for adults, and if after the seires of The Heroes of Olympus and the Kane Chronicles (whichever one ends first) if he has any upcoming ideas of a new seies. That's what I would ask him? After kusoma this article, have wewe came up with some new questions? I hope so!

~fabfamily99
posted by fabfamily99
First off, I give it an A++. I read the book in less than a week, with a totalling of 528 pages. The book transitions from 2 point of views, which makes the book utterly facsinating and truly amazing. It goes into deep secription, with a bit of humor. This novel is action-packed, and once wewe put your hands on it, you'll never want to let go. If your house was burning, what would wewe bring? Well, of course I would bring all my valuables, and that includes this book. This book is amazing and I can't put it into words of how much I upendo it. That's why, this would be the book I would save if my house was on flames. sekunde place, of course, The Percy Jackson seires. (The Last Olypian is tied!) Now read the Red Pyramid and than answer this question, Which book would wewe save from your house if it was up in flames???