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

@article{Eaton2011MonthlyLF,
  title={Monthly Lunar Festivals in the Mortuary Realm: Historical Patterns and Symbolic Motifs},
  author={Katherine Eaton},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={70},
  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

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