Secrets of Ancient Egypt: stars
Secret of Anubis - Ancient Astronomy
This Blog "Secrets of Ancient Egypt" was started 19. September 2008 under the name "Mysteries of Ancient Egypt"

Behold, the Secrets of Ancient Egypt, the land that the universe created when the cosmos made the Nile. As the Queen of the constellations raised herself above the two horizons and declared her name as Sirius, so did the jubilation of life occur, meanwhile her husband the Egyptian constellation of Orion stands guard by her.

The articles that you find here, investigates all the mysteries that lies hidden in the ancient desert sand, specifically their spiritual nature which began among the stars.

While I worked in Egypt I quickly saw something more than the guides would talk about.
Like I would say to my guests before entering a temple, "I can give you the regular guide story, which last 40 min, and then you can walk around by yourself? Or..."

"I can give you everything I've got, meaning I will tell you the details, and anything you point to, I will explain. I will use up all of your time, and still have a lot to say. the choice is yours".
- Guess which one they picked, always :)

You could say that this blog is based on that concept, of giving you everything I've got, on what ever topic from this ancient land.

Mysterious objects, that either moves or sings, are studied in more detail. I can guarantee you a journey which you haven't seen before, from below the ground to up among the stars.

The Pyramid builders that left empty sarcophagus and a knowledge which no one have been able to imitate since...
A peculiar and mysterious thing, is also the fact that what we have from the Pyramid Builders are in stone not papyrus manuscripts. Their spiritual belief was written into the stones.

The mysteries of Edgar Cayce are also looked into, as well as the case of the Emerald tablets.

Furthermore you have a unique opportunity to read more about individual stars and constellations of ancient Egypt, known under the name of the Decans.

This blog goes extensively into different subjects from this holy land, and takes you on a real as well as truthful journey into the magical land of the great ancient Egyptians.

The Emerald tablets articles can be found under the label Hermes Trismegitus, there are more than one article about each subject, and it is for that reason that they are arranged into label categories.

You can also use the list below, turning the pages to see illustrating images of each article.
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The Stars

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List all Articles about the Stars in Ancient Egypt

The Star Portal

This is your main station for all the articles about ancient Egyptian astronomy and astrology, written by Karima Lachtane. Karima runs another blog too The History of Astrology, and she places a lot about ancient Egyptian astronomy there, where as this blog focus on many things from ancient Egypt, especially things which are rather peculiar if not mysterious.


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The Book of the Dead

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  • What is the Book of the Dead?
  • Was it a story or something like a testament? 



It is one of the most important spiritual works coming from ancient Egypt, dating back over 2000 years. 
Yet it cannot be compare to the Pyramid texts, which are much older.

In the ancient Egyptian days, they would not have referred to this book as the book of the dead, it would probably have been seen as inappropriate. 

Nor would it have been seen as a book, in those days they used scrolls, which is a very long piece of paper (papyrus).



It is a collection of chapters, found on tomb walls and on papyrus. 


Actually the name "The Book of the Dead" is a misleading name in some sense, for it is more about life, than the death of a person. 


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Duamutef, The Sons of Horus

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He is considered to be one of the Founders of Astrology



Behind the many layers of Anubis, lies a truth which cannot be denied. 


Through his nature we are lead to the magnificent guardians of the Coffin, guardian of the four corners of the Earth, also known as the sons of Horus.


They are the keepers of time 
and the followers of the soul.

Duamutef, who is a fascinating creature of the four sons of Horus is another Jackal but a separate character from Anubis. 


Duamutef is actually believed to the one of the founders of the Zodiac.
Duamutef, one of the son of Horus.

To understand this level of ancient Egyptian religious belief, you must open your mind to symbolism and history written by poets and artist who paint it in wonderful colors. It is a history written in a mysterious way, and only few come close to understanding the complete picture.

When we speak about Duamutef, we are actually speaking about one of the sons of Horus
these are the four guardians ‘jars’ which are also referred to as the Egyptian canopic jars, where the deceased organs were placed in. 

when we are speaking of the sons of Horus, we are actually also speaking about the seven divine beings. 


The sons of Horus are actually a part of the seven divine beings, where the three are hardly spoken about. 

As you can see, there is a complex system behind the gods and goddess, but remember these are the heavenly gods, those above the earthly gods. 

There seems to be no surviving temple dedicated to these gods, yet they are older and more complex than the gods and goddess that are mostly mentioned.

Some believe that the Jackal is actually not a divinity in the manner that we understand it, but is rather a ‘type’ to be even more precise the ‘Judgment type’ below as well as above.

This is further proven by the ancient texts, in the different manners we find the jackal character in. 

In one passage in the book of the dead, the seven divine beings (the sons of Horus) are seen standing behind the Anubis chest. 

clearly showing the distinction that I am referring to, where we have one being and object, namely the Anubis chest, and Duamutef is standing besides his six divine brothers.
Duamutef - Tuamutef's name

The Four sons of Horus are

Imsety – South Duamutef – East
Hapy – North Qebesenuef - West

As the four sons (and even souls) of Horus, they were the friends of the deceased, helping in rituals as well as guiders in the ‘passing’.


In my book ‘The secret of Anubis, the winter Triangle’ I make parallels to the ancient Greek world and how they saw the stars. 

It focuses on the zodiac as it is in the Dendera temple, and shows a clear and visible connection between Egyptian gods and goddess and the universe, a real star map from the ancient culture of the Egyptians, that shows the beginning of the souls journey among the stars.



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The Decans

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Let’s just skip into the very depth of ancient Egyptian religion, we grab into the Lords abyss, where we reach out and grab 

‘The Decans’. - Heard of them? 

They are stars but much more than that, their complexity is more entangled than their great monuments. 

Each night you can find them, at each side of everyone, upon this earth. They are only revealed at the most holy of places, at our material death. They are guarded by many demons and other gods, that are all called ‘The Doorkeepers.’ 

Only in the Valley of the Kings, will you see them in their right light, only there in the deep desert sand, will the stars be revealed on to you. 

 The ancient Egyptians believed in the Sun, or rather the movement of the Sun and other planets such as our famous Sirius. But they recognized more planets than that. 

Actually they recognized the exact same essential planets which we so often use in our modern astrology readings. 

Some Basic about ancient Egyptians: 

They also divided the day-hours much like we still do - 24 hours a day. RA - The Sun is the Day, and there are 12 light hours of the day. SETH - The Moon is the night, and there are 12 night/dark hours of the day.
The Decans are the stars that are bound by the five(5) gods birthdays, and together they create the 365 days a year.

One week is made up by 10 days, making a year; 36 x 10 = 360 days; Then the ancient celebrated 5 Gods birthdays, by giving them a day each; which makes; 36 decans x 10 days + 5 days = 365 days a year.

The Decans could be seen as 36 weekly stars that the ancient would take notice of. The famous Sirius is the ‘Queen of the Decans’ and she marked the beginning of a new year. The planets were called ‘The stars that know no rest’ and referred to the five planets; 

Mercury – the star of Seth/or a form of Seth. 
Venus – star of the morning/ the one who crosses’ or ‘God of the morning’. 
Mars – Horus the red/ Horus of the horizon. 
Jupiter – Traveling star/ Horus who limits the two lands/ Horus star of the South. 
Saturn – Horus the bull/ Bull of the heavens. This post can also be found at ‘The history of Astrology’, because it belongs to both. 

 References: ‘The Secret of Anubis; The Winter Triangle’ ISBN 87-991527-9-7

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