The Contendings of Horus and Seth


The Contendings of Horus and Seth
   A mythological story found in a single manuscript from the Ramesside Period written in the Late Egyptian form of the Egyptian language. Fragments of an earlier version of the text written in Middle Egyptian of the Middle Kingdom have been found at Lahun. The story relates the contest of Horus, son of Osiris, and Isis and his uncle Seth for the throne of Egypt in which Horus eventually triumphs. The text is notable for its depiction of the gods as foolish, quarrelsome, and incompetent.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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