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Nemti in hieroglyphics
Middle realm
G7AA A40

New kingdom
X1 Z4

Late period
T14 N35
X1 Z1

Gr.-Roman. time
G5 F1

Nmtj The striding one

Nemti is since the Old Kingdom occupied Egyptian god , called "The Border". In the Old Kingdom, Nemti acted as the local god of Hut-nesu , capital of the 18th Upper Egyptian Falkengau . From the Middle Kingdom to the end of the New Kingdom , Nemti also appeared as Neb-Adfet ("lord of the twelfth Upper Egyptian mountain viper district "), before Horus and later Sobek took over this function from the 21st Dynasty .

In the Greco-Roman period on was 27 Choiak (November 23 greg. Since Augustus ) the "Festival of finding the lower leg of Osiris" celebrated. On this day Osiris created the deity Nemti in the form of a maggot made of silver "attached to the head of a cow". In this epoch Nemti was nicknamed "The Great Horus".

In addition, Nemti was mentioned in the Greco-Roman times as a manifestation of Harsiese as the deity of the tenth Upper Egyptian district; in addition as Nemti himself for the first time as a deity of the twelfth Upper Egyptian mountain viper district (Adfet district).

Until some time ago the name of the deity was still read as anti , which was translated as "the clawed one".

See also


  • Оле́г Д. Бе́рлев: "Сокол, плывущий в ладье". Иероглиф и бог. In: Вестник древней истории. No. 1, 1969, ISSN  0321-0391 , pp. 3-30, online (PDF; 548 kB) .
  • Hans Bonnet : Anti. In: Hans Bonnet: Lexicon of the Egyptian religious history. 3rd, unchanged edition. Nikol, Hamburg 2000, ISBN 3-937872-08-6 , p. 39 f.
  • Erik Hornung : The One and the Many. Egyptian ideas of God. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt 1971, ISBN 3-534-05051-7 , pp. 34, 74, 271 f. ( Anti ).