Talk:Amduat

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Fiction[edit]

References to Amduat in modern fiction: In the BBC television series Doctor Who, episode 82, Pyramids of Mars, the two principal characters discuss "the 740 gods whose names were recorded in the tomb of Thuthmose III." Whether the number 740 comes from some actual source, or the fancy of the writers, is undetermined. Presumably this list of gods refers to the Amduat.

I found this of some small interest and considered including it in the actual Amduat article. However, as it may be misinterpreted as contrary to the purpose of the article, I opted to place it here instead, for others to discuss and use in the future as they see fit. If others find more references to the Amduat in modern fiction, perhaps a combination of such examples could eventually find their way into the actual page.

"that which is in the duat"?[edit]

Does amduat literally mean "that which is in the duat"? Thanks. --HilmarHansWerner (talk) 04:48, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

'm duat' translates as 'in the duat', so it's fair to say [that which is in] is implied, although as far as I know this term is a modern invention.

The first word is the nisba adjective jmj rather than the preposition m, so the literal meaning is ‘being in the duat’; when used as a noun, it would then mean ‘(what is) being in the duat’ or, in other words, ‘that which is in the duat’. Vorziblix (talk) 03:03, 24 November 2018 (UTC)