Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender history. In this mastaba, several paintings depict both men embracing each other and touching their faces nose-on-nose. At first, the divine judges swear at Horus, but when Thoththe scribe of the court, calls for Seth's semen to emerge from the body of Horus, instead the semen of Horus emerges from the body of Seth. Homosexuality in ancient Egypt is a passionately disputed subject within Egyptology: Any document and literature that actually contains sexual orientated stories, never name the nature of the sexual deeds, but instead uses stilted and flowery paraphrases.
Some scholars believe that the paintings reflect an example of homosexuality between two married men and prove that the ancient Egyptians accepted same-sex relationships.
The Art of Ancient Egypt
When Seth constantly fails, he plans to humiliate his rival so badly that Horus would be banned from Egypt forever. Rights and legal issues. But how often has the evidence been interpreted, consciously or otherwise, from a male viewpoint? Gender identities Sexual identities Sexual diversities. Views Read Edit View history. The famous rape of Horus by his jealous uncle is also subject of passionate discussions. In much of Ancient Egyptian art, however, it is difficult to distinguish males from females, due to the androgynous features of the figures depicted.