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Figures of Taourt

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It was a peculiar feature of the Egyptian religion, that it contained distinctively evil and malignant gods. Set was not, originally, such a deity; but he became such in course of time, and was to the later Egyptians the very principle of evil—Evil personified. Another evil deity was Taour or Taourt, who is represented as a hippopotamus standing on its hind-legs, with the skin and tail of a crocodile dependent down its back, and a knife or a pair of shears in one hand.

Author
Ancient Egypt
By George Rawlinson
Published 1886
Available from gutenberg.org
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Ancients, egypt, Gods, Religion
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