above the total, and thus the completed circle of seasons is made to agree with the calendar.
Furthermore, the Egyptians (they said) first used the names of twelve godsThere is much obscurity about the “Twelve Gods.” This only appears to be clear, that eight (or nine) gods form the first order of the Egyptian hierarchy, and that there are twelve of the second rank. See Hdt. 2.43, and Rawlinson's essay (ch. 3 in his Appendix to Book II.). (which the Greeks afterwards borrowed from them); and it was they who first assigned to the several gods their altars and images and temples, and first carved figures on stone. Most of this they showed me in fact to be the case. The first human king of Egypt, they said, was Min.
In his time all of Egypt except the Thebaicthe southern part of Upper Egypt. district was a marsh: all the country that we now see was then covered by water, north of lake Moeris,In the modern Fayyum, west of the Nile. which is seven days' journey up the river from the se