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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88 The Hidden God. [Ch.

that creep and fly, he causeth the rats to live
in their holes, and the birds that are on every
green twig. Hail to thee, 0 maker of all these
things, thou Only One."

Nor was the unity the only truth concern-
ing the Godhead known to the priesthood of
Egypt. Throughout the extent of the king-
dom, at Thebes, at Ombos, at Tentera, at
Memphis, at Annu (or On) a Triune God—of
whom some knowledge seems to have been
attained by Greece—invoked by many names,
but everywhere consisting of three persons,
consubstantial and co-eternal, was worshipped
as supreme. " I am Tmu in the morning,"
says the Creator, in a well-known passage,
" Ra at noon, and Harmachi in the evening ; "
that is to say, as the dawn, the noon, and the
sunset (which these names denote) are three
several forms co-existing perpetually and co-
equally in the substance of the sun, so also
did the three divine persons co-exist perpetu-
ally and co-equally in the substance of the
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