Monthly Lunar Festivals in the Mortuary Realm: Historical Patterns and Symbolic Motifs

  title={Monthly Lunar Festivals in the Mortuary Realm: Historical Patterns and Symbolic Motifs},
  author={Katherine Eaton},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={229 - 245}
  • Katherine Eaton
  • Published 1 October 2011
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
Lunar festivals decreased in importance after the civil calendar was introduced early in Egyptian history. Such is the conventional wisdom.1 For example, Spalinger claimed that “[b]y the New Kingdom, the Egyptians had reached the stage at which these moon festivals were unimportant.” 2 Spalinger’s observation appears to be true for most annual lunar-based festivals of interest to chronographers.3 However, patterns in references to monthly lunar festivals, such as the Blackedout Moon, Monthly… 
The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Moon: Coffin Texts Spells 154–160


A concise dictionary of Middle Egyptian
This concise dictionary of 'Middle Egyptian' - that phase of the Ancient Egyptian language which had the widest general application - contains 5400 carefully selected words most likely to be
Zum Verständnis des Synkretismus
Köpfe des hl. Franciscus und des hl. Dominicus auf Benozzo Gozzolis Freske in Montofalco, das die Begegnung der Heiligen darstellt, (z. B. H . THODE, Franz v. Assissi und die Anfänge der Kunst der
Die Sprüche
    12, respectively. 142 These references break with the general trend, becoming briefer and less complex in the later version, BD 115; see Raymond O. Faulkner, trans., and Carol Andrews
    • The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead
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    Wb. I, 65, 10. 179 tp ibd 'Monatsanfangfest,' Wb. I, 65
      95, 572. 173 In this I also follow Faulkner
      • Les Textes des sarcophages égyptiens du Moyen Empire
      • 1986
        104, I 16c. 174 van der Plas and Borghouts
        • Coffin Texts Word Index, Publications Interuniversitaires de Recherches Égyptologiques Informatisées 6
        • 1998
        Or New Moon rather than New Moon festival
          Listed as ibd in Wb. I, 65, 10; see also Claude Vandersleyen
          • Les Guerres d'Amosis: Fondateur de la XVIII e dynastie. Monographies Reine Élisabeth 1
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