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The Nile River is a major north-flowing river in North Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. It acted as the lifeline of Egypt, keeping the soil fertile by overflowing annually. This allowed the Egyptians to cultivate many crops including wheat and flax.

In Ancient Egyptian Religion

The Nile was also the crux of Ancient Egyptian religion. It was considered to be the causeway between life, death, and the afterlife. Ra was an important figure in this belief. As the sun God he rose in the east and fell in the west. Because of this the east shore was considered a place of life and the west shore was a place of death and where the dead were buried.

Annual Floods and Egyptian Mythology

The flooding of the Nile was celebrated for the Egyptians as a holiday. It lasted two weeks, starting in August 15.

Ancient Egyptians believed that the flooding of the Nile was because of  Isis' tears when Osiris died.

Also, the flooding of the Nile was occasionally said to be the Arrival of Hapi.

The Kane Chronicles

The Nile appears in all three books.

See Also

Locations (KC)
Magical Locations: Amos' Boat | Brooklyn House | Duat | Egyptian Queen | First Nome | Fifty-First Nome | Hall of Ages | Land of Demons | Reed Boat | Sunny Acres Assisted-Living Community | Sun Boat | Zia Rashid's Tomb
Cities and Towns: Alexandria | Bloomington | Cairo | Dallas | El Paso | Houston | Las Cruces | London | Luxor | | Makan al-Ramal al-Hamrah | Memphis | Montauk | New Orleans | New York City | Phoenix | Saint Petersburg | Tokyo | Washington, D.C.
Administrative Divisions: Alexandria Governorate | Arizona | Cairo Governorate | Chihuahua | Louisiana | Luxor Governorate | Minnesota | New Mexico | New York | Tennessee | Texas | Virginia
Countries: Egypt | France | Japan | Mexico | Russia | United Kingdom (England) | United States of America
Continents: Africa | Asia | Europe | North America
Other Locations: Bes' Limo | British Museum | Brooklyn | Brooklyn Academy of the Gifted | Brooklyn Museum | Central Park | Cairo International Airport | Dallas Museum of Art | Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria | Graceland | Governors Island | Hermitage Museum | Magic Salsa, Inc. | Mall of America | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Nevsky Prospekt | Nile River | Pyramid Arena | Queens | River Thames | Rockaway Beach | Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport | Red Pyramid | University of Memphis | Washington Monument
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