30–Sekhmet: The Raging Eye of Ra

Discourse #30

In Discourse#30, we consider the popular Egyptian story, “The Destruction of Mankind,” recounting how a rebellion occurred and the primeval sun god Ra sent the goddess Sekhmet to destroy humanity. Though nothing in the tale makes sense to the modern mind, the cross-cultural connection to the “Comet Venus” throws considerable…

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Mythology at Stake

  Sep 13, 2011 The central challenge in comparative mythology is to account for the many similarities between traditions from different cultures and ages. This task is all the more daunting in cases where the pertinent cultures are not known to have been in touch with each other, even indirectly,…

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