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Egyptian Festivals

(The). The six great festivals of the ancient Egyptians were—

1. That of Bubastis (= Diana, or the moon);

2. That of Busiris, in honour of Isis;

3. That of Saïs (= Minerva, Hermes, or Wisdom);

4. That of Heliopolis, in honour of the sun;

5. That of Butis, or Buto, the goddess of night; and

6. That of Papremis (= Mars or Ares, the god of War).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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