Gift of a Shrew and Their Role in Graeco-Roman Egypt

Shrews were important creatures in ancient Egypt, seen as key ingredients for certain magical spells, discussed in this blog. Picture source - Lexikon der Götter und Symbole der alten Ägypter sun reshafim

Shrews  and other small creatures were important in ancient Egypt, seen as key ingredients for certain magical spells that are discussed in the referenced blog. Picture source – Lexikon der Götter und Symbole der alten Ägypter sun reshafim

This morning I was awakened by Bébé-Cat gifting me with a little shrew that was dead.  Not the most enjoyable way to start the day.

However, this reminded me of a blog that I wrote a couple of years ago about rats here in Burundi and the important role of shrews in Ancient Egypt, which I have now revised and provide a link, below, for your enjoyment.

The shrew (or related fellow) shown here, who is fabricating the sun, seems to be a potent fellow.

 

 

Bébé-Cat after a hard day of work.  He is an unrepentant sun-worshiper – not potent, however, like the fellow above.

Bébé

 

Now, please go on to the following link – and enjoy!

Rats and Related Creatures – Now, and in Graeco-Roman Egypt

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About dianabuja

With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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