Translating the Names of the Egyptian Gods

June 26, 2004

If you really want to learn the proper way to pronounce the names of the Egyptian Gods, you must ask an Egyptian who has studies such things.

On this picture-perfect Saturday, I traveled from Brooklyn to Staten Island, then back home again, by limousine to do readings at a party.

The limo driver was 35 year old man from Alexandria, Egypt named Essam who is totally into the history of his country.

On the way to the party I noticed a 3-inch wide metal plate depicting the Eye of Horus, in silver and royal blue, with blue beads, hanging down from the rear view mirror of the limo.

On the way home Essam and I got into a discussion about ancient Egypt and Isis, Osiris, Horus, and Thoth.

We began our discussion when he told me that I looked Egyptian and asked if I knew anything about Egypt as many Americans don't even know where to find Egypt on a map.

I told him about my trip to Egypt in December 2000 and my having a 'personal' connection to Thoth!

He seemed impressed as we shared stories about Egypt and its history.

At first Essam did not understand who I was talking about when I mentioned Thoth, Isis and Osiris, based on my American pronunciation.

After Essam realized who I was referring to, he laughed then told me how to pronounce the names properly. He explained that the sounds have to be properly translated then they can be pronounced correctly.

The 'I' is pronounced like an 'E'. The 'S' is pronounced like a 'Z'.

Isis sounds like E ... ZeZ

So why was I not surprised?! In case you don't know...my spirit guide is Z who was Zoroaster and Thoth.

When the names are pronounced properly, they sound different and yet so correct.

I asked Essam to repeat the names several times ... as I loved the way they sounded.

I did not tell him about Z, as there was no more time and I am not sure he would have understood.

So now we know the way to translate yet another one of Z's alias! He never ceases to amaze me.

The day before the party I was found some interesting pictures and was guided to create the first Initiation below. the others were created at earlier dates.


Three Initiations in Ancient Egypt


THE INITIATION
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THE LIFE OF AN EGYPTIAN INITIATE
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INITIATION IN THE EGYPTIAN PYRAMID
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