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To my mind, it seems perfectly natural to make offerings like corn effigies and wooden boxes filled with grain and earth to a deity associated with rebirth in Nature.

With regard to your opinion that the AEs believed that "rebirth was a truly corporeal event"; perhaps I have misunderstood you but if not, I'm not sure I agree with you.

It is my understanding that following the death of the Khat, the Ba (soul) and Ka (essence) were reunited in the Afterlife and the Akh (intellect) was reanimated. The 'Opening of the Mouth' ceremony was to release the Ba from the lifeless body and it was the "kau" or essence of the food and drink which sustained the Ka in the Afterlife, the food itself was not consumed.

The Ba is depicted as a bird glyph, sometimes as one with a human head and so, the AEs believed in the transmigration of the soul to the realm of the Afterlife and so was not considered by the AEs to be a "corporeal event" at all.

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Re: Birth of Osiris? 405 michael seabrook 24-Jul-12 21:35
Re: Birth of Osiris? 395 Scott Creighton 25-Jul-12 00:52
Re: Birth of Osiris? 360 michael seabrook 25-Jul-12 16:03
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Re: Birth of Osiris? 388 Gary Osborn 25-Jul-12 17:59
Re: Birth of Osiris? 422 michael seabrook 25-Jul-12 20:25
Re: Birth of Osiris? 410 Gary Osborn 25-Jul-12 22:16
Re: Birth of Osiris? 422 michael seabrook 26-Jul-12 20:21
Re: Birth of Osiris? 334 Gary Osborn 26-Jul-12 23:03
Re: Birth of Osiris? 404 michael seabrook 27-Jul-12 20:02
Re: Birth of Osiris? 406 Gary Osborn 28-Jul-12 16:02
Re: Birth of Osiris? 434 Scott Creighton 28-Jul-12 16:43
Re: Birth of Osiris? 360 Gary Osborn 28-Jul-12 17:27
Re: Birth of Osiris? 337 michael seabrook 28-Jul-12 21:04
Re: Birth of Osiris? 463 Gary Osborn 28-Jul-12 21:55
Re: Birth of Osiris? 415 MJT 28-Jul-12 23:06
Re: Birth of Osiris? 406 Gary Osborn 28-Jul-12 23:38
Re: Birth of Osiris? 338 MJT 29-Jul-12 01:06
Re: Birth of Osiris? 377 Gary Osborn 29-Jul-12 03:02
Re: Birth of Osiris? 359 Audrey 29-Jul-12 06:03
Re: Birth of Osiris? 474 Gary Osborn 29-Jul-12 11:40
Re: Birth of Osiris? 301 Gary Osborn 29-Jul-12 00:17
Re: Birth of Osiris? 376 MJT 29-Jul-12 01:12
Re: Birth of Osiris? 519 Gary Osborn 29-Jul-12 00:50
Re: Birth of Osiris? 319 michael seabrook 29-Jul-12 19:48
Re: Birth of Osiris? 359 Gary Osborn 29-Jul-12 20:40
Re: Birth of Osiris? 388 Gary Osborn 30-Jul-12 00:54
Re: Birth of Osiris? 393 MJT 30-Jul-12 00:33
Re: Birth of Osiris? 364 Gary Osborn 30-Jul-12 01:14
Re: Birth of Osiris? 347 michael seabrook 30-Jul-12 09:12
Re: Birth of Osiris? 392 Gary Osborn 04-Aug-12 15:26
Re: Birth of Osiris? 347 Spiros 25-Jul-12 20:54
Re: Birth of Osiris? 357 Scott Creighton 25-Jul-12 18:00
Re: Birth of Osiris? 356 Gary Osborn 25-Jul-12 18:03
Re: Birth of Osiris? 387 michael seabrook 26-Jul-12 20:01
Re: Birth of Osiris? 369 eyeofhorus33 26-Jul-12 21:47
Re: Birth of Osiris? 307 michael seabrook 27-Jul-12 19:58
Re: Birth of Osiris? 400 Gary Osborn 26-Jul-12 22:50
Re: Birth of Osiris? 341 Spiros 24-Jul-12 22:31
Re: Birth of Osiris? 393 Scott Creighton 25-Jul-12 00:45
Re: Birth of Osiris? 397 Spiros 25-Jul-12 08:35
Re: Birth of Osiris? 384 Spiros 25-Jul-12 09:04
Re: Birth of Osiris? 380 Scott Creighton 25-Jul-12 09:55
Re: Birth of Osiris? 394 NetWorkAngel 25-Jul-12 01:51
Re: Birth of Osiris? 390 Scott Creighton 25-Jul-12 10:15
Re: Birth of Osiris? 416 eyeofhorus33 25-Jul-12 09:58
Re: Birth of Osiris? 362 Scott Creighton 25-Jul-12 10:45
Re: Birth of Osiris? 368 eyeofhorus33 25-Jul-12 17:57
Re: Birth of Osiris? 370 eyeofhorus33 25-Jul-12 18:31
Re: Birth of Osiris? 419 Scott Creighton 25-Jul-12 18:35
Re: Birth of Osiris? 388 eyeofhorus33 26-Jul-12 08:21
Re: Birth of Osiris? 385 Scott Creighton 26-Jul-12 10:22
Re: Birth of Osiris? 860 Gary Osborn 26-Jul-12 14:38
Re: Birth of Osiris? 411 Gary Osborn 26-Jul-12 17:57
Re: Birth of Osiris? 358 Gary Osborn 27-Jul-12 16:21
Re: Birth of Osiris? 380 Archae Solenhofen 25-Jul-12 16:57
Re: Birth of Osiris? 388 Scott Creighton 25-Jul-12 17:15
Re: Birth of Osiris? 467 Archae Solenhofen 25-Jul-12 17:46
Re: Birth of Osiris? 381 Scott Creighton 25-Jul-12 17:54
Re: Birth of Osiris? 405 eyeofhorus33 25-Jul-12 18:12
Question... 401 LonelyAngel 25-Jul-12 21:13
Re: Question... 367 Scott Creighton 26-Jul-12 10:36
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Re: Question... 391 Scott Creighton 28-Jul-12 15:29
Re: Birth of Osiris? 423 Corpuscles 26-Jul-12 01:11
Re: Birth of Osiris? 408 Scott Creighton 26-Jul-12 11:33
Re: Birth of Osiris? - Not exactly 322 Eddie Larry 26-Jul-12 04:02
Re: Birth of Osiris? - Not exactly 379 Scott Creighton 26-Jul-12 10:54
Re: depending on the intention of the parties concerned. 384 Thunderbird 29-Jul-12 19:33
Re: depending on the intention of the parties concerned. 328 Eddie Larry 29-Jul-12 22:05
Re: Birth of Osiris? 437 eyeofhorus33 26-Jul-12 13:49
Re: Birth of Osiris? 416 Scott Creighton 26-Jul-12 13:56
Re: Birth of Osiris? 383 eyeofhorus33 26-Jul-12 15:16
Re: Birth of Osiris? 393 eyeofhorus33 26-Jul-12 23:13
Re: Birth of Osiris? 424 Thanos5150 29-Jul-12 04:20
Re: Birth of Osiris? 441 Audrey 29-Jul-12 06:08
Re: Birth of Osiris? 436 eyeofhorus33 29-Jul-12 09:33
Re: Birth of Osiris? 386 Gary Osborn 29-Jul-12 11:55
Re: Birth of Osiris? 373 Scott Creighton 30-Jul-12 00:35
Re: Birth of Osiris? 473 Thanos5150 30-Jul-12 04:39
Re: Birth of Osiris? 443 eyeofhorus33 30-Jul-12 10:25
Re: Birth of Osiris? 441 Thanos5150 30-Jul-12 18:06
Re: Birth of Osiris? 412 Scott Creighton 31-Jul-12 01:36
Re: Birth of Osiris? 523 Thanos5150 31-Jul-12 07:04
Re: Birth of Osiris? 345 Gary Osborn 29-Jul-12 11:48
Re: Birth of Osiris? 313 Scott Creighton 29-Jul-12 17:04
Re: Birth of Osiris? 376 Gary Osborn 29-Jul-12 20:42
Re: the house of Osiris, Lord of Rastaw 1360 Thunderbird 30-Jul-12 19:48
Re: the house of Osiris, Lord of Rastaw 430 Gary Osborn 30-Jul-12 20:48
Re: the house of Osiris, Lord of Rastaw 403 Thunderbird 31-Jul-12 03:20
Re: the house of Osiris, Lord of Rastaw 387 Gary Osborn 31-Jul-12 12:30
Re: Migrations....lower world ocean levels 389 Thunderbird 31-Jul-12 16:09
Re: the house of Osiris, Lord of Rastaw 357 michael seabrook 01-Aug-12 09:44
Re: the house of Osiris, Lord of Rastaw 432 sfbey 01-Aug-12 16:01
Re: the house of Osiris, Lord of Rastaw 377 Gary Osborn 01-Aug-12 16:50
Re: the house of Osiris, Lord of Rastaw 366 sfbey 01-Aug-12 17:14
Re: the house of Osiris, Lord of Rastaw 414 Gary Osborn 01-Aug-12 17:36
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Re: Naqada III - Sed 372 Thunderbird 01-Aug-12 20:18
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Re: Earliest Egyptian Glyphs 360 sfbey 03-Aug-12 20:50
Re: Earliest Egyptian Glyphs 384 michael seabrook 04-Aug-12 05:59
Re: Earliest Egyptian Glyphs 372 Eddie Larry 04-Aug-12 14:52
Re: the house of Osiris, Lord of Rastaw 397 michael seabrook 01-Aug-12 23:32
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