Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: January 26, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412964623 | Print ISBN: 9781412936361 | Online ISBN: 9781412964623| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
In Kemet, bulls were considered sacred. Because bulls epitomized a courageous heart, great strength, virility, and fighting spirit, the deification of bulls dates back to the 1st dynasty. Some epitaphs for bulls were “Mighty Bull,” “Conquering Bull,” and “Bull of Bulls.” The king was the “bull of his mother,” and his Horus name was “the strong bull.” A constellation of stars for the bull was recognized; thus humans, born under the astrological sign of Taurus the bull, are linked to this constellation. Often the leg of the bull was used in offerings. The title of bull was given to gods, kings, and sometimes queens. Slate pallets dating back as far as 3100 BC show kings as bulls. Entrainment is synonymous to synchronization; entrainment or synchronization can only occur when humans, animals, or objects have a close relationship. Bulls were entrained with humans in such a way that they were called ...