The Moon in Ancient Egypt: A Journey from Henchman to king-maker, to a god-enabler with Dr Bernadette Brady

For our February meeting we welcomed Dr Bernadette Brady to talk about the role of the moon in Ancient Egypt.

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The role of the Moon in Egyptian religious astronomy underwent dramatic shifts in its role and its place in the celestial theology of the day. Over its two-and-a-half-thousand-year journey, the Egyptian moon has carried a complexity of theological meanings. This lecture considers these shifting meanings as an example of the reception of an astronomical phenomenon responding to the changing political and cultural needs of the people of ancient Egypt.