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Interpreting the story of the Shipwrecked Sailor

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The story of the Shipwrecked Sailor is a complex work of written literature that is based partly on esoteric knowledge. Its superficial presentation looks to folk and oral models in style, situation, anonymity, and treatment of character, making play with traditional and proverbial wisdom. It is not allegorical in any simple sense. The conception of the seventy-four forms of the sun god is encapsulated within the folk/oral treatment, while the deviant wisdom that offerings to the gods are poi...

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University of Oxford
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Journal of Egyptian Archaeology More from this journal
Volume:
76
Pages:
55-72
ISSN:
0307 5133
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English
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2008-03-14

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