Apparently these fellows can only read picture books - and not even well.
If we read the accompanying texts, they are ALL about the TWELVE. I discuss all of these facts in my 20-page chapter in Christ in Egypt
"...The sun of the Lower Hemisphere took more especially the name of Osiris. Its companions and deputies were the twelve hours of the night personified as so many gods, at the head of which was placed Horus, the rising sun itself..."
Francois Lenormant, Chaldean Magic: Its Origins and Development (83)
Recounting the seventh hour as found in the tomb of Seti/Sety/ Sethos I (13th cent. BCE) at Thebes, Budge remarks:
"On the right of the Boat of AFU-RĀ, and facing it, are HORUS, and the twelve gods of the hours, who protect the tombs of Osiris, and assist RĀ in his journey..."
Hence, the Twelve are “protectors” and “assistants,” essentially “helpers” as well.
On p. 277 of CIE, I do
discuss the 12 "star-goddesses" as well, as part
of the 24 hours of the day, which are divided into two:
Twelve gods also emerge in the tenth hour, along with 12 females or goddesses. Indeed, the 12 hours of the night are frequently personified as goddesses, who help the deceased through his transition, sometimes towing the rope of the sun god’s boat.
In his book The Quest for Immortality: Treasures in Ancient Egypt
(76), renowned Egyptologist Dr. Erik Hornung says:
The texts and vignettes of the Amduat facilitated the safe journey of the deceased through the barriers and dangers of the twelve-hour nightly passage through the netherworld.
There are TWELVE corresponding chapters in the Amduat that describe this journey. Also concerning the Amduat, in History of Ancient Egypt
(79) Dr. Hornung remarks:
The main connecting thread of the work is its depiction of the sun god's journey through the netherworld during the twelve hours of the night; in word and picture, the Amduat describes the regions of the mortuary realm...
It is to be expected that sleazy apologists will not actually study the subject before slandering and libeling others, but what is truly disappointing is the supposed supporters who haven't even read the relevant chapter in CIE or followed up on all the literature provided therein. Thankfully there are those like you guys who can appreciate the effort. I've even made it freely available on Google Books
, for heaven's sake!
This dead horse needs no more beating, frankly. Anyone who denies this motif is either ignorant or disingenuous.
Why suffer from Egyptoparallelophobia, when you can read Christ in Egypt
? Try it - you'll like it: