Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Blogging from A to Z - day 4 - D

D is for Dedwen! Anthropomorphic (having characteristics of human being) god presiding over Nubia. At a very early date Dedwen had come to present not only Nubia but also its resources, and especially incense - which was imported into Egypt from the south. He identified as the supplier of incense for the gods and was also said to burn incense at royal births. Temples in Nubia were built for Dedwen by Tuthmosis III at el-Lessiya and Uronarti but there is no evidence for a cult centre of this god north of Aswan.

Dedwen embracing Tuthmosis III
So long my friends,


  1. Dedwen - Nubia - Incense. I marked the map with a burnt clove stick pin.

  2. I'm enjoying your posts, and learning something new everyday.


  3. Hooray for learning new things - I used to love incense, but now I cannot stand the smell of it *lol*


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