Andjety

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Andjety
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Andjety is an Ancient Egyptian deity whose name is associated with the city of Andjet, which in the Greek language was called Busiris.[1] This deity is also known by the alternative names Anezti or Anedjti.[2] Andjety is considered one of the earliest Egyptian gods, possibly with roots in Predynastic Egypt.[3]

Andjety is thought to have been a precursor of Osiris.[4] Like Osiris he is depicted holding the crook and flail and has a crown similar to Osiris's Atef crown. King Sneferu of the 4th dynasty, builder of the first true pyramid, is shown wearing the crown of Andjety. In the Pyramid texts[5] the king's power is associated with Andjety. In the temple of Seti I the king is shown offering incense to Osiris-Andjety who is accompanied by Isis.[6]

Writings mentioning Andjety[edit]

[Coffin Text (CT) V-385].... I immerse the waterways as Osiris,Lord of corruption,as Adjety,bull of vultures.

[CT I-255]............... "Oh Horus Lord of Life,fare downstream and upstream from Andjety,make inspection of those who are in Djedu,come and go in Rosetau,clear the vision of those who are in the underworld.Farer upstream from Rosetau to Abydos,the primeval place of the Lord of All.

[CT IV-331] ..............O Thoth vindicate Osiris against his foes in :--- the great tribunal which is in the two banks of the kite on the night of the drowning of the great god in Adjety.

[Pyramid texts (PT)182] ..."In your name the one who is in Andjet headman of his nomes"

[PT 220] ..................May your staff be the head of the spirits,as Anubis who presides over the Westerners,and Andjety who presides over the eastern nomes

[PT 614] :..............." Horus has revived you in this your name of Andjety[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ philosophy-theology 17/09/2011
  2. ^ Wolfram Research provision retrieved 19/09/2011
  3. ^ Sjef Wilcockx retrieved 17/09/2011
  4. ^ The origins of Osiris and his cult By John Gwyn Griffiths
  5. ^ translation of the pyramid texts retrieved 18/09/2011
  6. ^ "The Routledge dictionary of Egyptian gods and goddesses", George Hart 2nd ed, p23, Routledge, 2005, ISBN 0-415-36116-8
  7. ^ all writings quoted from Sjef Willcockx retrieved 17/09/2011