Book Of The Divine Cow
BOOK OF THE DIVINE COW A group of spells and incantations intended to protect the body of the king originating during the Amarna period (1352–1336
B.c.). The Book of the Divine Cow is based on the myth that the sun god, in very ancient times, lived on Earth and ruled the people. When he grew old, he found that mankind was plotting against him and he was determined to have his revenge (see DESTRUC- TION OF MANKIND THE MYTH OF). Examples of the Book of the Divine Cow can be found on the inside wall of Tutankhamen’s outermost gilt shrine, now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The Book of the Divine Cow is also inscribed on the wall of a side chamber in the tomb of Seti I in the VALLY OF THE KINGS.