Magic and Masturbation: The Heliopolitan Cosmogony

Sex was a central component in Ancient Egyptian mythology and religion. In this episode of the podcast we’ll explore how sex brought the world into existence, and how the ancient Egyptians used sex to defeat death.

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2 thoughts on “Magic and Masturbation: The Heliopolitan Cosmogony”

  1. Very clearly described and explained . Mythology is a specific interest for me in the vast subject of ancient Egypt . Thank you .

  2. My one critique is the notion that the Heliopolis Cosmogony connects with Horus the Younger and the Osirian repurposing of Horus. Nearly all of the existing accounts of the Heliopolis Cosmogony, whether in the Pyramid Texts or in later pieces like the Bremner-Rhind Papyrus suggest that the Horus of this Cosmogony was very clearly Horus the Elder, bother to Osiris, Isis, Set, and Nephthys, not the Horus who was progeny of Osiris and Isis.

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