And, as a final final ending, I ask you to consider the word "Kneel", as a variant of "Nile?" Certainly the act of kneeling in church is one that is greatly used in Catholic and other churches even today. And the act of obediance to one's better or one's Lord in Heaven, or one's temporal Lord, is and has been accepted for hundreds of years around the world. It is called "Kow Tow", in China for example, where it is a supplication. In Islam, the kneel has been exagerated to supplication also, and represents in all cases, the knowledge of pledge a supplicant has agreed to that he/she knows that they only live with the benefice of the Lord or master to whom they supplicate themselves, IE the willingness to give up one's one life for that of another! A term that is considered in the Bible!
Thus Kneeling and Knelling are intertwined words, thus when one hears the bells, one might be obliged to kneel, or suplicate oneself to the oncoming Lord, etc. A warning that "death" or the possibilty of death may occcur if one was found not in the correct position. People in real life and in religion only were allowed to live because of the good intentions of the Lord or Master, and not showing obesiance to it or them could or would bring down the "Wrath of the Lord" upon them.
Thus the Nile, is or could have been the River of the Tolling (Knelling) Bells, and/or the "River of Supplication" or "Obesiance", which may well have been connected acts?
Maybe the ringing of bells fortold the arrival of some Lord into a village and along the path that this Lord might take, so as to avoid taking people by suprise?
It makes sense! And may well explain the high bell towers that used to exist all over Europe as well? Thus the arrival of the Lords entourage was signalled by the ringing of the bells on his horses or carriage, and the warning was seen and passed on by the use of the towers, which were in sight of others, and the warning passed ahead via mirrors or greater sounding bells, to those along the path?
The tolling of the bells, the King is coming, show respect, act joyous?, behold the King is Dead, Long Live the King, kow tow, kneel or prostrate yourself, etc.!
Egypt, the Land of the Dead, darkness, rebirth, everlasting life, the sexual union of the male river with the female earth, The Valley of Death, the Valley of the Kings!
Possibly of great interest RE, my posting about the Knells or Bells used on the River of the Bells (Knells), in Egypt.
According to Barbara G. Walker, author of "The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets;"
"Syncretic god worshipped as a supreme divinity in Egypt to the end of the 4th century A.D. The highly popular cult of Sarapis used many trappings that were later adopted by Christians: chants, lights, bells, vestments, processions, music.
Sarapis represented a final transformation of the savior Osiris into a monotheistic figure, virtually identical with the Christian God. The religion of Sarapis was founded in the 3rd. century B.C. by Ptolemy Soter (Ptolemy the Savior), the Macedonian pharaoh who idenified himself with the deity in traditional phraonic style. The Ptolemic god was a combination of Osiris and Apis, called Osarapis, or Sarapis. As Christ was a sacrifical lamb, so Sarapis was a sacrifical bull as well as a god in human form. He was annualy sacrificed in atonement for the sins of Egypt, with the words: 'If any evil about to befall either thhose who now sacrifice, or Egypt in general, may it be averted on this head.'
In his later developement, Sarapis picked up the qualities of every Egyptian deity and became both Father and Son, ruler and victim....."
There is a lot more about him in the book but the above is good enough for this posting. Certainly the connection of this god's festival with "chants, lights, bells, vestments, processions, music." etc., surely fits my thoughts concerning Egypt being a burial place for kings, whereby the ceremonies were announced via the use of bells!
Note Sarapis is also considered as Zeus!
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