Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Egyptian ancient religion galaxy 2269 Cox, Greg. Assignment: Eternity (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 182. "She looked as cold and impervious as the sculpted face on an Egyptian sarcophagus. "
Egyptian ancient religion galaxy 2367 Mitchell, V.E. Imbalance (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 28. "Other panels were pictorial--scenes of Jarada fighters in combat with other Jarada. The poses were highly formalized and the style reminded Picard of a pleasant week of shore leave many years earlier that he had spent exploring the ruins of al-Karnak in Egypt. The Jaradan carvings were similar to the stone reliefs that celebrated the triumphs of the pharaohs, and, once the thought occurred to him, Picard could not shake it.

The Egyptian civilization had been very structures, very regimented, very traditional--similar to the insectoid societies Troi had offered as possible analogs to the Jarada. "

Egyptian ancient religion galaxy 2368 Hawke, Simon. The Romulan Prize (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 57. "The command post where the captain sat, looking down over the bridge, vaguely brought to mind the throne of an Egyptian pharaoh... "
Egyptian ancient religion galaxy 2369 Sargent, Pamela & George Zebrowski. A Fury Scorned (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 40. "'The civilization that built this station erected a great many other structures. Most of their sites remind me of certain ancient Egyptian monuments on Earth--they're all filled with statues and etchings I can only describe as monuments to glory, to a people who accepted their power and delighted in it.' "
Egyptian ancient religion galaxy 2371 Golden, Christie. The Murdered Sun (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 118. "'...They have everything they need, Captain. They found something that was the lost continent of Atlantis, the ruins of ancient Egypt, and the forgotten civilization of Namaris Two all rolled into one glorious package...' "
Egyptian ancient religion galaxy 2372 Wilson, David Niall. Chrysalis (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 114. "'It appears that these pillars hold the remains of the ancestors of Vok and his people, stored against a time when they believe they will be lifted up--a time in which they will ascend to another level of existence. The Ambiana is some part of the preservation rituals.'

'Like the pyramids of the ancient Egyptians on Earth,' Janeway said. "

Egyptian ancient religion galaxy 2373 Carey, Diane. Flashback (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 224. "Rameses, pharaoh of Egypt and the Empire, and he did not possess the strength with which to pull one child back over the hungering cliffside. What would the people say? It would become known that the daughter of his sister was allowed to plunge over the side to her death, allowed to die at the hand of a pharaoh-god who possessed no power with which to levitate her back up. Would the people begin to question his powers? His divinity?

He would have to invent a story about gods in the form of wind--

'Rameses! Don't let me fall!' "

Egyptian ancient religion galaxy 2500 Anthony, Piers & Jo Anne Taeusch. The Secret of Spring. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 37. "This did not include foreign institutes specializing in Egyptian magic, Celtic Runes, Voodoo, and alien based future castings... "
Egyptian ancient religion galaxy 3011 McDevitt, Jack. Infinity Beach. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 218. "Solly was more conservative: he liked seascapes, mountains, and had a special taste for the Egyptians, favoring pyramids and the great temple from the Valley of the Kings. Sometimes the temple was portrayed as a ruin; sometimes it was seen as it appeared during its glory days. "
Egyptian ancient religion Greece -1647 B.C.E. Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 140-161. [Pages 140-161 feature a story that Patience/Catwoman reads in Ophelia's book, a story set in Kalliste, 1647 B.C.E. about a woman who works at an ancient temple on the island that is today known as Thera. Extensive refs. to temples, acolytes, priestesses, and a Cat Goddess that protects the young woman featured in the story. The story ends when the young woman escaped from the island of Kalliste (Thera) on a ship leaving port as the island's volcano erupts.] Ophelia Power's note: Nearly five thousand years ago, the civilization of people we call the Minoans was destroyed in the cataclysmic eruption of Thera, their island capital. It was one of hte most devastating volcanic events of recorded history, and probably inspired Plato's account of the legendary island of Atlantis.
Egyptian ancient religion Greece 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 131. "'Do you imagine that life as better then?'

'Yes. No priests to grab everything.'

Pendlebury laughed. 'No Christian priests. Christians, Romans, ancient Egyptians, any variety one can name, priests will grab what they can. Occasionally go good purpose, one must admit.' "

Egyptian ancient religion Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 178. Pg. 178: "...was the stylized but unmistakable figure of the sacrificial bull of Osiris, the Egyptian god who ruled over the kingdom of the dead. "; Pg. 229; "...the iron Egyptian obelisk in the Shrine of Osiris, had been stolen from its rightful place in the Fifth or Sixth Century (Christian Reckoning) and had long been the source of power for the Borja family of Valencia, Spain. " [More.]
Egyptian ancient religion Italy 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 67. Pg. 66: "'Did you know, Mr. Stout... that dentistry was practiced in the Egypt of the Pharaohs?'

'No, I didn't know what.'

'Oh, yes. our art is very ancient. May I tell you a secret? I myself am the living incarnation of a dental priest named Uer-Kherp-Hemtiu.'

'Ah, I see, yes.' ";

Pg. 67: "...we emerged into a room full of shadows of mummy cases and sarcophagi. Then I knew where I was: it was the Egyptian museum in the dungeons of the Castello Sforzesco. " [More, pg. 66-68, etc.]

Egyptian ancient religion Mars 2001 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 54. "'...We Earth Men have a talent for ruining big, beautiful things. The only reason we didn't set up hot-dog stands in the midst of the Egyptian temple of Karnak is because it was out of the way and served no large commercial purpose. And Egypt is a small part of Earth. But here, this whole thing is ancient and different...' "
Egyptian ancient religion Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 176. Pg. 160: Pharaoh; Pg. 176: "He'd practiced at home, as any boy of good family did, learned tricks from Ugarit to Pi-Ramses, and by the time he was a man grown he'd been able to hold his own in a tavern brawl in Memphis with off-duty nakhtu-aa of Pharaoh's guard, the well-named strong-arm boys. "; Pg. 204: "He remembered the pictures shown him, the shattered wreck of the Lion Gate of Mycenae, the Egyptian temples stripped of their colors and crumbling away amid the sands. He remembered standing in the crowd and watching Ramses return from his campaign in Canaan, like the graven image of a god in the chariot behind high-stepping horses. The blaze of faience and gold from the temples and palaces, great colored streamers hanging between the pylons. He remembered the sheer awe that had gripped him when he saw the pyramids those mountains made by men like gods . . . and the pictures of them... lying jagged and worn beside the Nile. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Egyptian ancient religion Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 176. "He'd practiced at home, as any boy of good family did, learned tricks from Ugarit to Pi-Ramses, and by the time he was a man grown he'd been able to hold his own in a tavern brawl in Memphis with off-duty nakhtu-aa of Pharaoh's guard, the well-named strong-arm boys. "
Egyptian ancient religion Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 204. "'What's this, supernatural?' Hans squalled. 'You think she's Isis, the Egyptian goddess?...' " [Many other refs. to Isis and Osiris, under 'Isis worship' in DB, e.g. pg. 23, 25, 181.]
Egyptian ancient religion Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 239. "'They may be the surviving fragments of the Book of Thoth,' Joshua said, 'supposedly composed by the god Thoth, handed down fugitively from the earliest Egyptian kingdoms. Iamblichus, the fourth-century Syrian, claimed that the mystery cults of Osiris locked initiates into a room on the walls of which were painted twenty-two powerfully affecting symbolic pictures--and there are twenty-two cards in the Major Arcana, the suitless picture cards that have been dropped from your modern playing deck...' "
Egyptian ancient religion New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 15. "He'd covered the five-pointed star on his floor with tatami, and on them he'd laid the Mirror of Hathor... For months he'd been increasingly unable to think of anything but his enemy, the one who called himself the Astronomer, who'd commanded a vast network of Egyptian Masons until Fortunato and the others had destroyed the nest he'd made at the Cloisters...

The Bornless Ritual, the Acrostics of Abramelin, the Spheres of the Qabalah, all of Western Magick had let him down. He had to use the Astronomer's own Magick against him...

The trick to Egyptian Magick--the real thing, not the Astronomer's warped and bloody version--was to go at it from their reverence for animals... " [More.]

Egyptian ancient religion New York: New York City 2002 Friesner, Esther M. Men in Black II. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 222. "He knew of an obelisk in Central Park, a sphinx or two, plus an entire Egyptian temple inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and all the mummies you could handle if you sneaked din the Yale Club, but a pyramid--? "
Egyptian ancient religion Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 65. Egyptian mummy
Egyptian ancient religion Ontario: Toronto 1993 Huff, Tanya. Blood Lines. New York: DAW Books (1993) [Book jacket] "Sealed away through unending centuries in a sarcophagus never meant to be opened, he had patiently waited for the opportunity to live again, for the chance to feed on the unwary and grow strong. Not, at last, the waiting has come to an end. Brought to the Egyptology Department of Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum, the seals and spells that imprisoned him chipped away by his discoverers, he reached forth to claim the minds and souls of the unsuspecting city dwellers, to begin building an empire for himself and his god. And only three people had even a hint that anything was wrong... Detective Mike Celluci was following up on two mysterious deaths at the museum, certain he was looking at murders not accidents--and equally convinced that the killers was a mummy brought back from the dead! " [Refs. throughout novel. A mummy is the novel's antagonist.]
Egyptian ancient religion Ontario: Toronto 1993 Huff, Tanya. Blood Lines. New York: DAW Books (1993); pg. 8. Pg. 8: "Centered on the mortared seam, six inches above the base of the sarcophagus, was an oval of clay--a nearly perfect intact clay seal stamped with, as far as Dr. Rax could tell through the dust and the spiderwebs, the cartouche of Thoth, the ancient Egyptian god of wisdom. "; Pg. 12: "He imagined the contents in every possible form or combination of forms. Some nights expanding on the descriptions, some nights simplifying. It wouldn't be a royal mummy--more likely a priest or an official of the court--and so hopefully would have missed the anointing with aromatic oils that had partially destroyed the mummy of Tutankhamen. "; Pg. 15: "..but the journey at least had been safely completed. He felt like a modern day Anubis, escorting the dead to eternal life in the Underworld, and wondered how the ancient god had managed to bear such an exhausting burden. " [Many other refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
Egyptian ancient religion Ontario: Toronto 1993 Huff, Tanya. Blood Lines. New York: DAW Books (1993); pg. 18. Pg. 18: "The coffin was anthropomorphic but only vaguely. There were not features either carved into or painted on the wood, nor any symbol of Anubis or Osiris as might be expected. Instead, a mighty serpent coiled its length around the coffin, its head, marked with the cartouche of Thoth, resting above the breast of the mummy. At the head of the coffin was a representation of Setu, a minor god who stood guard in the tenth hour of Tuat, the underworld, and used a javelin to help Ra slay his enemies. At the foot of the coffin was a representation of Shemerthi, identical in all makes to the other guardian save that he used a bow. Small snakes, coiled and watchful, filled in the spaces that the great serpents left bare.

In Egyptian mythology, serpents were the guardians of the underworld. " [More.]; Pg. 46: "'Akhekh, a predynastic god of upper Egypt absorbed into the conqueror's religion to become a form of the evil god Set . . .' "

Egyptian ancient religion Ontario: Toronto 1993 Huff, Tanya. Blood Lines. New York: DAW Books (1993); pg. 38. "The ka he had taken in the night told him of wonders greater than even Egypt in all her glory had known. The great pyramids had been dwarfed not by monuments to the glory of kings... Chariots had been replaced by... Although he was unclear on many of the other concepts, beer and bureaucracy, at least, seemed to have endured. He was halfway around the world from the Mother Nile in a country that fought with sticks upon frozen water. Its queen sat in state many leagues away, no longer Osiris incarnate, although he whole ruled for her here seemed to think himself some kind of tin-plate, big-chinned god.

Most importantly, the gods he had known and who had known him appeared to be no more. No longer would he have to hide from the all-seeing eye of Thoth in the night sky but... there were none to replace the priest-wizards who had bound him. The gods of this new world were weak and had claimed few souls...

Egyptian ancient religion Riverworld 1890 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 20. "Another man was pointing to his genitals and saying in Slovenian, 'They've made a Jew of me! A Jew! Do you think that . . .? No, it couldn't be!'

Burton grinned savagely and said, 'It doesn't occur to him that maybe They have made a Mohammedan out of him or an Australian aborigine or an ancient Egyptian, all of whom practiced circumcision.' "

Egyptian ancient religion Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 207. -
Egyptian ancient religion Solar System 2323 Strickland, Brad & Barbara Strickland. Nova Command (Star Trek: TNG: Starfleet Academy). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 68. "He could see the Aphrodite to his right, and beyond that the Quetzalcoatl and the Ra. "
Egyptian ancient religion Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 175. Pg. 175, 188-191
Egyptian ancient religion United Kingdom: England 1955 Lewis, C.S. The Magician's Nephew (Narnia #6). New York: Macmillan (1970; c. 1955); pg. 19. "'...My first task was of course to study the box itself. It was very ancient. And I knew enough even then to know that it wasn't Greek, or Old Egyptian, or Babylonian, or Hittite, or Chinese. It was older than any of those nations...' "
Egyptian ancient religion United Kingdom: London 1720 Keyes, J. Gregory. Newton's Cannon. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 276. "'To some extent the early Greeks. Do you know who Hermes Trismegistus was?'

'Legend has it that he was the founder of alchemy.'

'Not entirely true, but he was a great man, so great that the Greeks made him a god. So did the Egyptians, who named him Thoth, as the Romans named him Mercurius. But even Hermes had only scraps of what Adam acquired at the Tree, of what Moses had when he stood upon the mountain--or even of what they taught in the college of Nineveh and Ur of the Chaldees. It is only now that we begin to return toward that more perfect knowledge. Ironic.' "

Egyptian ancient religion United Kingdom: London 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 31. -
Egyptian ancient religion USA 1958 Knight, Damon. "Thing of Beauty " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1958); pg. 113. "For instance, when he pressed 'Egyptisk' and 'Gammal,' along with 'Folk,' 'Byggnadar' and, on a hunch, 'Religion,' he got a picture of some priests in Egyptian headdresses bowing in front of a big statue of Horus. Now there was something! " [More, pg. 114.]
Egyptian ancient religion USA 1972 Carr, Terry. "Ozymandias " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 743. [Afterword] "Well, why not? Those Egyptian tombs were designed to insure the immortality of pharaohs, nobles and anyone else with enough money and power; today the criteria are the same, and so is the purpose. So . . . put a bunch of cryogenics tombs together and you've got a new Valley of the Kings. "
Egyptian ancient religion USA 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 42. "Sima Berkowitz was a collector of curios. Statuettes were numerous, favoring Egyptian images. Cats, lots of cats, the thin, mystic-eyed breed that moused the banks of the Nile. Feline subjects were overrepresented in paintings and prints on the walls. There were other statuettes, some of Egyptian gods, others less identifiable. "
Egyptian ancient religion USA 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 190. "'On Horace?'

'Oh yes. The planet that I find, he is fauceting.'

...'Professor, do you mean Horus the god?'

'Oh yes, very much Horus. You know before, we have Roman pavilion only.'

'The names of the planets. Mars, Venus, Mercury.'

He laughed with delight. 'Jupiter, Saturn, you know them. Yes, very much. But from far, Horus.'

'Egyptian, isn't he?'

'Very much. So I name him not Roman.' "

Egyptian ancient religion USA 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 102. "'A two-letter word for an Egyptian sun god?' I said. 'It's Ra.' "
Egyptian ancient religion USA 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 80. "...representing the weighing of souls in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. "
Egyptian ancient religion USA 2004 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 22. "Finally, a few discerning Americans believed that the impulse behind the Domes was not substantially different from that behind the Egyptian and Mayan pyramids. The Domes were monuments to privilege, and tombs for all those who found themselves trapped within. "
Egyptian ancient religion USA 2004 Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 46, 56. [Pg. 46.] The Mau watched, gaze fixed upon the woman's face; to some it might almost seem as though the cat smiled.

"Bastet, protect me . . . Watch over me as the Great Mother does, as you who give life to your children watch over all of us who turn to you for comfort and help. . . . "

The words fell like stones into a deep pool. The voice that intoned them rippled thorugh Patience's thoughts, soothing, easeful.

Where have I heard that voice? Patience thought, dreaming... [More. Catwoman essentially obtains her powers from a mystical cat of ancient Egyptian origin.]

[Pg. 56.] "Her name, " Ophelia explained... She gesturd at the cat posed on the top of the couch... "Midnight. She's from a long line of Egyptian Maus, the rarest of all breeds. They were the temple cats of the goddess Bast, or Bastet. Bast is the protector of cats--and the protector of women. Her Maus have special powers. Midnight does, too. " [More.]

Egyptian ancient religion USA 2004 Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 86. Patience leaned forward until her face nearly touched the mirror. With her sure, practiced, artist's hand, she began carefully but quickly to draw a long, black line above first one eye and then the other. [more] "Patience Phillips, Queen of Denial, " she said, grinning, "meet the new you, the Queen of the Nile. "

The exaggerated Egyptian makeup didn't mask her beauty; it enhanced it.

Egyptian ancient religion USA 2004 Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 106. Ophelia pointed to the frontispiece, a color photograph of a restored Egyptian temple. Bas-reliefs carved in sandstone, life-sized faience paintings propped against the walls; a few small, mummified forms wrapped in linen and reeds.

And in the center of the room, a huge golden statue of a woman with a cat's head, emerald lozenges for eyes, her arms upheld in a welcoming pose.

"Bast is the daughter of the Egyptian sun god, Ra, " Ophelia began in a low voice... "The Maus are sent by Bast, " Ophelia said. "They are her messengers... Bast is a rarity. A goddess of both the moon and the sun. She represents the duality in all women... Docile, yet aggressive. Nurturing, yet ferocious. " [More, pg. 106-113]

Egyptian ancient religion Utah 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 31. "'...What you saw, that figure holding that large ancient volume, that was an entity of the noosphere, from the Seas of Knowledge, who come down here all the way from Sumerian times... as spirits or plasmic lifeforms of wisdom they called themselves 'Thoth' to the Egyptians, and when they built--they are excellent artificers--they were 'Ptath' to the Egyptians...' "
Egyptian ancient religion Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 133. Pg. 133: "From the gargoyles to Stonehenge
From the Sphinx to the pyramids
From Lucifer's temples praising the Devil right,...

Pg. 160: "I am eldest daughter of Kronos.
I am wife and sister of Osiris.
I am she who findeth fruit for men.
I am mother of Horus.
I am she that riseth in the Dog Star.
I am she that is called Goddess by women.

Pg. 200: "...skirting the secret temples of Egyptology and the Ancient World and stopping short of Gems and Minerals... "; Pg. 274: "As Ishtar, Au-Set, Isis, Artemis or Cybele, as the thuggees' Kali or Wilde's Salome... "; Horus

Egyptian ancient religion world -3005 B.C.E. Gaskell, Jane. The Serpent. New York: St. Martin's Press (1977; c. 1963); pg. 8. "The crocodile-demon Set of Egypt... "
Egyptian ancient religion world -1400 B.C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Dancer from Atlantis. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971); pg. 87. "Assume his [Plato's] figures were in error. He claimed to derive the story [of Atlantis] from Solon, who had it from an Egyptian priest, who said he drew on records in another, older language. Translating from Egyptian to Greek numerals, you could easily get numbers... "
Egyptian ancient religion world -105 B.C.E. Leiber, Fritz. "Adept's Gambit " in Swords in the Mist in The Three of Swords. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1973; c. 1947); pg. 423. "An Egyptian mummy-smuggler won brief attention with the claim that the oddly garbed sow was only a semblance, or phantom, and made dark references to visions vouchsafed men by the animal gods o his native land, but since it was hardly a year since the Selucids had beaten the Ptolomies out of Tyre, he was quickly shouted down. " [Some other refs., not in DB., e.g., pg. 472, 480.]
Egyptian ancient religion world 1810 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 3. [Back cover] "An ancient Egyptian sorcerer whose powerful magic can change the history of the entire world! "; Pg. 3: "The Boat of Millions of Years, he thought; the boat of the dying sungod Ra, tacking down the western sky to the source of the dark river... "; Pg. 9: "...back into the old pantheist worship of Osiris, Isis, Horus and Ra. " [Refs. throughout novel, not in DB. Even the novel's title comes from Egyptian mythology.]
Egyptian ancient religion world 1943 Rand, Ayn. Fountainhead. New York: Penguin (1993; c. 1943); pg. 342. "He ran photographs of religious sculpture through the ages--the Sphinx, gargoyles, totem poles... "
Egyptian ancient religion world 1950 Barton, William. "Home is Where the Heart Is " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 225. "Slippers and thin cotton robe, white with a pale print, ibises and river reeds, boy-slim Pharaoh knee-deep in Nile, bow well-drawn. "
Egyptian ancient religion world 1950 Reynolds, Mack. "The Adventure of the Extraterrestrial " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 183. "'...great unsolved crimes of the world...The unbelievable tomb robberies of the Pharaohs...' "
Egyptian ancient religion world 1956 de Camp, L. Sprague. "Aristotle and the Gun " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1956); pg. 56. [In an alternative history.] "The Romans still conquered the whole Mediterranean... Two of the chief religions of my world, Christianity and Islam, never appeared at all. Instead we have Mithraism, Odinism, and Soterism, the last an Egypto-Hellenic synthesis founded by that fiery Egyptian prophet whose followers call him by the Greek word for 'savior.' "
Egyptian ancient religion world 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 159. "The Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans originated our civilization, populated it with their gods, and formed, in their chthonic wisdom, a heaven underfoot. Some heretical Jews inherited that civilization, changed its gods to demons, and called heaven hell. Oh, they tried to pretend there was a new heaven somewhere up in the attic, but it was a most unconvincing deceit... "
Egyptian ancient religion world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 16. "...Standard Oil of Ohio, the Zig-Zag Men, the Rubble Risers, the Children of Ra... " [Many other refs. not in DB. See also Isis worship.]
Egyptian ancient religion world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 54. "...he was concerned only with determining whether they illustrated the eternal warfare of Set and Osiris or the joining of atoms... "
Egyptian ancient religion world 1978 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 88. "That is as old as time; the earliest Egyptians, the Sumerian, the Akkadians, all were crazy about astrology. It's the most enduring religion.' "
Egyptian ancient religion world 1979 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 198. "She was wearing a white dressing gown embroidered about the collar and hem with an Egyptian motif (King Tut's treasure had come through town during the nation's Bicentennial celebration, inflicting jackal hieroglyphs and golden cobra rings on the devotees of haute couture)... "
Egyptian ancient religion world 1980 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 77. "'The Sumerians, the Egyptians, the Minoans, the Eblans, the Hittites, the Greeks, the Megalithic society--all the ancient peoples who know so much more than history has credited them with...' "
Egyptian ancient religion world 1980 Knight, Damon. Beyond the Barrier. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1980; c. 1964); pg. 131. "...Naismith could not help thinking again of lost spirits, wandering forever under the Earth. The Greeks had imagined a Hell like that; the Egyptians, too. A phrase from some chance reading came back to him: 'the chthonic ourobouros.' "
Egyptian ancient religion world 1984 Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 308. "...false gods... Baal, Osiris, Moloch... " [discussion about ancient Mosaic times, and about the rise of the god Jehovah among the Jews.]
Egyptian ancient religion world 1989 Kress, Nancy. "Renaissance " in The Aliens of Earth. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House Publishers (1993; 1st pub Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, mid-December 1989); pg. 227. [1989 is year of story publication.] "The Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Mycenaeans, Indo-Iranians, Syrians, Scythians, and Greeks all had griffins. "
Egyptian ancient religion world 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 214. "'How do you view what they're calling 'Afrocentrism'?'

Merlin snorted. 'Are you talking about certain Egyptian fantasies, about black pharaohs building the pyramids? That's Semitic culture. Why they don't realize this is beyond my comprehension. Those Afrocentrist dudes are nuts. Grasping at straws. They don't know what African culture is. African culture is totally different from Western culture. You can't compare the two.' "

Egyptian ancient religion world 1996 Bradbury, Ray. "Exchange " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 214. "'...Here's more you read a dozen times. Greek myths, Roman, Egyptian. Norse myths, Chinese...'

'King Tut arrived from the tomb when I was three. His picture in the Rotogravure started me...' "

Egyptian ancient religion world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 55. "Rather than champion the revelations of the Bible, Madame Blavatsky wrote her own, an amalgam of Buddhism, Hinduism, and the Egyptian religion as she imagined it. "
Egyptian ancient religion world 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 205. "...GFI's gala New Year's Celebration and SUNRA launching, to be held at the Golden Pyramid on Friday, December 31.' " [More about the Pyramid, not in DB. A large portion of the novel involves a New Year's celebration at the Pyramid.]

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