The Egyptian land-based layer: Between god(s), cosmic sacredness and fertility beliefs

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Sacred Space is not uniformly perceived. The landscape is experienced in
diff erent ways, with greater or lesser human adhesion. The case of the Egyptian
civilization is no exception. Indeed, the different components of the Egyptian land are assigned to different gods. Contrary to the idea of ‘Mother-Earth’, the most common Egyptian associations with earth are expressed through male deities. Connecting theoretical contributions of the phenomenology of landscape with the core of relations between Egyptian nature and religious beliefs, I intend to (re)consider topics on sacred nature, cosmic sacredness but also fertility in ancient Egypt.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Research in Egyptology 2016.
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Symposium. Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. 4-7 May 2016
EditorsJulia M. Chyla, Joanna Debowska-Ludwin, Karolina Rosinska-Balik, Carl Wash
Place of PublicationOxford / Philadelphia
PublisherOxbow Books
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78570-601-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-78570-600-4
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventCurrent Research
in Egyptology 2016: Seventeenth Annual Symposium
- Krakow, Poland
Duration: 4 May 20167 May 2016


ConferenceCurrent Research
in Egyptology 2016


  • Ancient Egypt
  • Sacred Space
  • Religion
  • Landscape phenomenology
  • Fertility Beliefs


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