The Tale of Truth and Falsehood


The Tale of Truth and Falsehood
   A story found in a single manuscript from the Ramesside Period written in the Late Egyptian form of the Egyptian language. The hero, Truth, is falsely accused of theft by his jealous brother, Falsehood. Truth is found guilty by a tribunal of the gods and blinded. Falsehood’s attempt to then kill his brother is frustrated, and Truth is vindicated and avenged by his illegitimate son. The story is notable for its admission that the gods are fallible and the depiction of the independent lifestyle of the mother of Truth’s son.
   See also Literature.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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