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The Divine Staff an Staff Divine

The “Ouas” is a high staff, it has an stylised shape of the head of an animal on top, it was an exclusively attribute of royalty,  in the hand of the gods became a symbol of divine power. It is interesting to note that a pharaoh was not allowed lay down it on the floor. Only the male deities and a pharaoh seem to carry the “Ouas”. La Canne objet d’ Art.1982 C.Dike Pag: 23

Fig. The god Seth holding an “Ouas”, the knob itself is a representation of the god. It has in the other hand the croix “Ankh”. Notice that the “Ouas” held by a god never touches the ground.

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In ancient history the terms cane and staff where diferent.
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The Divine Staff an Staff Divine
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By ancient Mediterranean cultures
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