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date: 23 June 2021

p. 777. The big fight: conflict and reconciliationlocked

p. 777. The big fight: conflict and reconciliationlocked

  • Pinch Geraldine

Abstract

‘The Contendings of Horus and Seth’ is one of the longest narratives to survive from Ancient Egypt and is one of the most controversial. It has been used to analyse many questions about Ancient Egypt such as gender issues, the legal system, and royal authority. Multiple interpretations of the Contendings show that there is no one standard Egyptian myth. ‘The big fight: conflict and reconciliation’ looks at interpretations of the Contendings in terms of what they reveal about myths and rituals in Ancient Egypt. The Contendings is so rich in interest it could stand on its own as a tale, but is very meaningful when seen as part of Egyptian mythology as a whole.

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