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Winged Sun of Thebes

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Over the portico of the Theban temple there is usually a ball or sun, ornamented with outstretched wings, representing the all-seeing Providence thus watching over and sheltering the world. From this sun hang two asps wearing the crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Author
Egyptian mythology and Egyptian Christianity By Samuel Sharpe Published 1863 Available from books.google.com
Keywords
Ancients, Egypt, Mythology
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