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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 02/28/2005


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Across 1. Goddess of the Inundation
3. A gate
5. The niche in the qibla wall of a mosque indicating the direction of Mecca
8. Goddess of Moisture
10. God of chaos and confusion
11. Common housing such as an apartment house
13. The Perceptive Mind
16. A spirit that inhabits the body during life and may leave it in death, but requires the continued existence of the body for its survival
18. Sufi litany or prayer service
19. Deity of Infinity and Eternity
20. Warrior Goddess of Canaan
22. The Victorious Herdsman
23. Amun animal
24. The Syrian War God
25. Heretic king's wife
27. The Sun God
28. Literally, a city of the dead
30. Goddess of the Firmament
32. The Bird of Creation
33. The Sun God
35. The Child God
36. Tutankhamun's successor
37. Goddess of the Power of Kings
Down 1. Gods of the Viscera and the Canopic Jars
2. Carter's pharoah
3. Ancient Cow Goddess
4. Protector of Childbirth
5. Grandmother of the Gods
6. God of the Spoken Word
7. 1st Dynasty ruler whose name means 'the fighter'
9. One God of Chaos and Water
11. Goddess of the Harvest
12. The ancient Egyptians phoenix, which was probably a heron
14. Niche in the temple containing the god's barque (2 wds)
15. A conventional and generic manner of describing the head of a local priesthood (2 wds.)
17. modern Czech pyramid explorer
18. An enigmatic hieroglyph and amulet linked to Osiris' backbone and resurrection (2 wds.)
21. The balcony above the side aisles of a church which looks down upon the nave
26. An irrigation device that was introduced during the Ptolemaic period
28. southern land
29. A massive entrance that consists of two units that are joined by a gate
31. principal wife of Amenhotep III; sister of Anen
34. One of five elements which the Egyptians considered necessary to make up a complete personality

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