Of Creator and Creation: Some Observations on the Cosmogonical Conceptions in the Stela of Suty and Hor (BM EA826), Papyrus Leiden I 350, and the Hymn to Ptah of the “Great Harris Papyrus” (BM EA9999, 44)

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Abstract

The present paper constitutes a brief preliminary approach to the cosmogonical conceptions suggested by three New Kingdom texts: the stela of Suty and Hor (BM EA826), Papyrus Leiden I 350 and the Hymn to Ptah of the “Great Harris Papyrus” (BM EA9999, 44). Taking into account and discussing the phraseological repertoire attested in these sources, an attempt is made to understand two fundamental aspects: who is the Creator and what does he create. Thus, the first part deals with the identity of the Creator, namely, his names, attributes, and core features. The second considers the different beings and cosmic elements brought into existence by the demiurgic action. Throughout the paper, some commentaries are provided on the different methods performed by the Creator to succeed in his task, in the context of the New Kingdom religion as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-284
Number of pages20
JournalTrabajos de Egiptología. Papers on Ancient Egypt
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • New Kingdom
  • Laudatory Texts
  • Self-Creation
  • Anthropogeny
  • Theogony

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