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Egyptian Festivals (The)

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The six great festivals of the ancient Egyptians were—        

1. That of Bubastis (= Diana, or the moon);

2. That of Busīris, in honour of Isis;

3. That of Saïs (= Minerva, Hermēs, or Wisdom);

4. That of Heliopŏlis, in honour of the sun;

5. That of Butis, or Buto, the goddess of night; and

6. That of Paprēmis (= Mars or Arēs, the god of War).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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