The Upright Ape: A New Origin of the Species

by Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD

Figure 3-2 The Djed Spinal Symbol

Djed Spinal Symbol

Figure 3-2 – The Djed Symbol

A – Ankh symbol and Djed column.

B – Djed column with arms of Osiris holding crook and flail.

C – Pharaoh Seti I raises the Djed column with the help of Isis - from the temple wall in Abydos.

D – Djed column with head of Osiris – note the head dress that identifies the role of Osiris in rebirth.

Figure credits -

A - From: France. Commission des sciences et arts d'Egypte. (1821). Description de l'Égypte : ou, Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été Faites en Égypte Pendant l'Expédition de l'Armée Française. Paris, Imprimerie de C.L.F. Panckoucke.

B/D - From: Budge, E. A. W. (1911). Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons.

C - From: Temple of Abydos. Photograph courtesy of Jon Bodsworth, Egyptarchive.

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