Saturday 18 May 2024 1400 UK Time:
Lucia Gahlin: 'The 7 Laughs of Neith: Ancient Egyptian Creator Goddesses.'
Ancient Egyptian creation mythology appears to have been dominated by male deities such as Atum, Ptah, Amun, Khnum. Was there a place for creator goddesses in their belief system? In this talk Lucia will explore the extent to which the ancient Egyptians regarded goddesses as creator deities. She will examine the significance of Neith, numbers, speech and laughter in one of the most vivid explanations of how the cosmos came into being. She will also touch upon many of the other connections between creation and the female divine.
Lucia Gahlin is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology, and teaches online Egyptology for the University of Exeter. She lectures far and wide, giving guided tours of museums with Egyptian collections. Over the years Lucia has taught Egyptology for the University of London (Birkbeck College and UCL), where she is most familiar to attendees at the Bloomsbury Study Days and Summer Schools, and is Chair of the Friends of the Petrie Museum.
The waiting room will open about 1345 for a 1400 start UK time.
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