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July 24, 2004

Shinto Shrine

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Shinto Shrine
Shinto shrine in Miyajima. The ceremony performed there was solemn and impressive - although I didn’t understand it at all…

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Egyptian God Bes at Dendera

Ugly and never shown in profile this dwarf-like god looks very un-Egyptian, and indeed it is suspected that he was imported from somewhere else, maybe other parts of Africa. Still, as a protector of homes and childbirth, Bes was quite popular although no temples were dedicated to him. He also acted as god of war and music. This high relief of Bes (also spelt: Bisu or Bez) is at the entrance to the Dendera temple of Hathor (near Luxor) ...

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