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Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 18:38:46 -0700
Subject: (urth) four arms
From: Lisa Schaffer-Doggett 

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pharaohs/pharaohs-4.html+ka-arms&hl=3Den&ie=3DUTF-8 :

"Now, the Ka is a very interesting personage. He is designated in the =20=

Egyptian writing by a special hieroglyph representing a pair of hands =20=

and arms upraised as if in adoration.

Such is the pictorial symbol of which the phonetic reading is "Ka." =20
This name, or rather the conception represented by this name, has been =20=

variously interpreted by European Egyptologists. Dr. Brugsch, in his =20
Hieroglyphic Dictionary, explains it as "the person, the individuality, =20=

the being." Professor Maspero, recognizing its incorporeal character, =20=

calls it "the double." Mr. Le Page Renouf (32) likens it to the =20
"eidolon" of the Greeks, the "genius" of the Romans; and Dr. Wiedemann =20=

has lately written an interesting paper to show that it was not the =20
person, but what he calls "the personality" or "individuality" of the =20=

deceased=96meaning thereby that which distinguished him in life from =20
other men; in other words, the mental impression which was evoked when =20=

his name was mentioned."

Don writing now:  In statuary the ka arms are above the head of the =20
person represented by the statue, in effect giving it four arms.  It is =20=

these extra arms that distinguish the ka from the actual person.  Could =20=

this have any tie to the Vanished People?=


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