Adams, Walter M.
The house of the hidden places: a clue to the creed of early Egypt from Egyptian sources — London, 1895

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72 Note on the Sacred Angle. [Ch.

most interesting symbols employed by the Egyptians.
The Angle is found, not held in the hand, but borne
aloft upon the arm of the great Deity, " Amen, the Eternal
Father," and is also one of the sceptres carried by Ptah,
the Creator-Spirit. What is more singular, the well-
known image called the Pataikos which was carried by
the ships of Phoenicia, has been identified very clearly by
Champollion with the same god Ptah ; and the meaning
of Pat-Aik in Egyptian is the Dedication of the Angle.

Great Angle.bome aloft by Amen, Source of Life, in Trinity of Egypt.

The same figure is also found among the rock-sculptures
on the coast of Asia Minor.

While the sacred symbol of the Angle was thus widely
diffused, the name itself (disguised to us in various
languages) seems to have been borne by several races of
the Levant. About the central or narrower part of the
Mediterranean, just where the Italian peninsula juts out
towards the projecting promontory of Africa, we meet
the name of Angle in the important island of Sikelia or
Sicily, a country which from its position has caught the
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