"...The descent of mankind from Re in the sky - and the divinities of Mist and Air, Tefnut and Shu, circle and witness the descent to the land below, land of the two kingdoms, of Hapi, the Nile. These deities circle: the cloud of tears - mankind itself - to fall like dew on every exposed feature of the landscape and there to embrace the land, love the land, to make home this land of the sun, Re, and of the River Nile..." 'Hor' is both a novel and a book-length prose poem. Based on the most sacred of ancient Egyptian texts, it tells the story of the journey of the sun-god, Re, through the Underworld towards the dawn. Woven into this central theme are the mysteries of the ancient mythology as revealed in such texts as the Book of the Dead and the Book of Caverns from the tomb of the pharaoh, Rameses VI.
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Published September 18, 2013
by Xlibris Corporation.
Literature & Fiction, History.