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Russet Color). i hms signifies violence, irijury, rapine, and answers to the significations given to the crocodile by Horapollo, and to the Egyptian name of the animal ^l The meaning here given to it by the Egyptian Hierogrammat and Hebrew homonymies, is confirmed by tlie monuments. One of the chapters in the Funereal Ritual relates to the combat between the deceased and the that is, against his bad passions; he kills it crocodile with the Hoopoe headed sceptre, the known emblem of virtuous affections.

290, 412, 449, or pure, 90). of purity. that water was the symbol We have seen EGYPTIAN SYMBOLS. 55 Thus the words baptism of fire and water were repeated SIXTEEN times by each initiator; altogether thirty-two These numbers had a signification which Horatimes. has preserved for us: sixteen symbolized pleasure, and twice sixteen marriage or conjunction, resulting from reciprocal love. ^ The baptism legend of water and fire, designated in the by the character jiT* that Leemans has ex- and plained in his annotations on Horapollo (p.

Xxix. ) we The sign give here, is an abridgment of the scene representing Egyptian baptism, or shedding celestial dew on the head of the neophyte. The vignette in the beginning of this work shows the baptism, after a design of the Monuments of Egypt and Nubia by ChampoUion (tome I. pi. XLLL). Horus and Thoth-Lunus pour water on the head of the neophyte, which is transformed to divine life (ansated cross) and to purity (Hoopoe headed sceptre'). id fire (repeat J, Horus baptizes with water and fire {repeat): to be : \nonounccd four times.

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