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Cut into Pieces

The gods are typically cut into pieces and are paralleled by divisions of time. The most familiar are the 3 phases of the moon and sun; the 4 phases of the sun (cf. 4 seasons); the 7 days of th week and the 14 days of a fortnight in reacing a full moon. Number of pieces 2 Soorapadman 7 Bacchus 14 Dionysius Osiris Nimrud 49 Maruts (winds) 51, 52, 108 Sati Seth cuts the left eye of horus into 6 pieces. Set also cuts Osiris into pieces with his 72 assiatants.
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