Jump to navigation Jump to search
The following are quotes:
- “The periodic rise and tall of the Nile, is associated with the myth of Osiris, divine principle of perpetual return, death and rebirth, as symbolized by the annual cycle of vegetation. Heliodorus, the ancient novelist, points out in his Ethiopian Romance that Neilar is called ‘Horus’, the ‘giver of life’, the ‘savior of all Egypt’, the ‘father of Egypt’, the ‘creator of Egypt’, and he who ‘brings mud each year’. In Roman times the Nile was itself called ‘the year’. As one scholar notes, ‘this conception not only reflects the rather precise annual recurrence of the flood, but also apparently sought to relate it to the magical power of time’. Seeing that the Egyptians saw the Nile as the ‘exact counterpart of heaven’ and the ‘year incarnate’, it is only appropriate that the word Nile, spelled as it was in ancient Greek, totals 365, the number of days in the year—a fact noted by several ancient writers.”
- Fideler, David. (1993). Jesus Christ, Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism (Nile, pg. 250). Quest Books.
- Year – Wikipedia.