Whats your take on ancient Egyptian cosmology vs the Egyptian priests explanation of the Paethon myth? The explanation of the Paethon myth appears based on science.
" Now this has the form of a myth, but really signifies a declination of the bodies moving in the heavens around the earth, and a great conflagration of things upon the earth, which recurs after long intervals; at such times those who live upon the mountains and in dry and lofty places are more liable to destruction than those who dwell by rivers or on the seashore."
I suppose this could be due to Greek influence (pythagoras), but it does seem odd that we have an Egyptian explaining a Greek myth using a Greek scientific take on the subject..Could the Egyptians have already known and mystery schools and secret knowledge explain this or do you think Greek thought had become pervasive?
Cheers; apologies if this has been dealt with b4..
I stopped at the fact that Solon could not have talked to a priest of an not-yet existing temple. The explanation must be found somewhere else.
But yes, there were connecting points between Greek and Egyptian culture, especially after Alexander the Great. In fact they were so big that the whole ruling elite of Egypt was Greek.