Progress of Egyptology.
suggests that the cult of the ram of Ammon, so common in the Oases, was
introduced into Egypt from Libya. Prof. Schweinfurth questions the
probability of this theory, partly on the ground of the rarity of ideas
travelling from West to East, but invites the attention of Egyptologists to
the question. Zeits. f. Ethnologic, 1908, 88.
The god Bata, noted by Gardiner, was worshipped in Cynopolis, where
he is associated with Anup as in the D'Orbiney Papyrus. Spiegelberg,
A.Z. xliv. 98.
Mont, crod of the island of Uronarti, above the Second Cataract.
Steindorff, A.Z. xliv. 97.
The hippopotamus was a protector of humanity : the magic ivory wands
are probably made of tusks of hippopotamus. Jequier, Bee. de Trav.
xxx. 40. The god Tanen, to judge by his coiffure, etc., was Libyan, i.e.
aboriginal Egyptian, absorbed by Ptah, who was introduced by the later
invaders, id. ib. 42 : the god Khentamentiu, id. ib. 43.
An unusual type of Ptah-pataecus, figured. E. Beugsch, Ann. viii. 160.
Canopus as the name of the city, the star, and the vase. Lefebure
Actes du XIV Congres, i. 3.
Discussing the god of Xois whose name is frequent on monuments
of the Old Kingdom, and an early variant (?) of the name, Newberry
would connect him with the double-axe god in Crete: Liverpool Annals,
wHi in title semer uati, a designation of the king as " The Harpooner,"
suggested by Miss M. A. Murray. Liverpool Annals, i. 23.
Late altar from Edfu with representation of human sacrifice, described
by Weigall, Ann. viii. 44.
Ushabti in the Berlin Museum, earlier than Dyn. XXVI., bearing a date
in the year, apparently fixing the day for its work, since in one case precisely
365 figures were found deposited in a grave. Erman, A.Z. xliv. 131.
Coffin for a cat, apparently of the XVIIIth Dynasty, Borchardt, A.Z.
xliv. 97, and of a favourite dog, from Thebes, Capart, ib. 131.
Magic statuettes at Athens and from Medinet Habu, made for Mentemhe,
the nomarch of Thebes. Legrain, Ann. viii. 122.
Article on the supposed separation of the head from the corpse, which
might have been partly to prevent the ghostly return of the deceased.
Wiedemann, O.L.Z. xi. 112.
Eeview of Benouf's Book of.the Bead, by Andersson. Sphinx, xi. 206.
An uncle of Amenhotp IV., and brother of Queen Taia, was high priest
of Heliopolis as well as second prophet of Ammon and priest of Ker-
monthis. Boruiiardt, A.Z. xliv. 97.