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Mau in Egyptian Mythology - Personification
of Ra and Enemy of Apep
Mau and the Battle with Apep
Ra as the cat Mau, the Persea Tree and Apep
Mau in Egyptian Mythology - The Book of the
"I am the cat (Mau), who fought hard by the
Persea tree in Annu on the night when the
foes of Neb-er-tcher (a form of Osiris) were
destroyed", The male cat is Ra himself and
he is called "Mau" because of the words of
the god Sa,
Mau and the Papyrus of Ani
Who is this Cat? "This male Cat is Ra himself, and he was called 'Mau' because of the speech of the god Sa, who said concerning him: 'He is like (mau) to that which he has made'; therefore, did the name of Ra become 'Mau.'
Failure to answer questions correctly could result in their soul to be given to Ammit the "devourer of the dead" or the "soul-eater". Ammit embodied the most terrifying animals known to the ancient Egyptians - the ferocious goddess was part-crocodile, part-lion, and part-hippopotamus.
Ammit, eater of souls
Mau in Egyptian Mythology
History, Mythology and Facts about Mau
Fact 1: The mythology surrounding Mau was about good versus evil
Fact 2: Around 2000 BC Mau started to hold a great importance in religion and was worshiped as a god.
Fact 3: The Egyptian Mau is a breed of cat that has the distinction of being the only natural spotted breed of domestic cat
Fact 4: The most famous cults relating to cats were based at Leontopolis and Bubastis
Fact 5: Pet lions and big cats were kept by the kings and pharaohs of Egypt as symbols of the sun god Ra and Mau for their powers of protection and skills as fierce combatants
Fact 6:Mau was the ancient Egyptian word for cat