Temple Cults

Authored by: Emily Teeter

The Egyptian World

Print publication date:  September  2007
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415427265
eBook ISBN: 9780203820933
Adobe ISBN: 9781136753770


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Temples were the setting for the performance of a wide variety of cult actions that provided the basic structure of ancient Egyptian religion and the means of communication between the divine and profane realms. Most cult actions took the form of offering rituals in which the king is shown giving the god(s) food, drink, flowers, incense or other gifts.

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