Tag: Wisdom Text

Ancient Egyptian Literature – Instruction of Ptah Hotep

Ancient Egyptian Literature – Instruction of Ptah Hotep

Instruction of Ptahhotep is an ancient literary work attributed to Ptahhotep, a vizier under King Isesi of the Egyptian Fifth Dynasty (ca. 2414-2375 BC). It is a collection of maxims and advice in the saba’yat (teaching) genre on human relations, that are directed to his…

Ancient Egyptian Literature – The Book of Thoth

Ancient Egyptian Literature – The Book of Thoth

The Ptolemaic era story of the book of Thoth, a book written by the god of knowledge and writing, and the prince’s son Nefer-ka-ptah whose obsession with writing cost him greatly. https://media.blubrry.com/kamatradio/p/pdcn.co/e/kamatradio.com/radio/literature/aeliterature_book_of_thoth.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS

Ancient Egyptian Literature – Pharaoh Khufu and the Tales of the Haka’yw-Magicians

Ancient Egyptian Literature – Pharaoh Khufu and the Tales of the Haka’yw-Magicians

An ancient Egyptian Tale from the Papyrus Westcar that tells of the Old Kingdom Pharaoh Khufu hears his sons tell him of the wisdom of the Magicians