In terminology, anoint, anointing, or the “anointed one”, refers to rub with oil, a puberty ritual, originating in Inner Africa, wherein when a boy reached puberty, tribal elders would slit the urethra of the boy and lubricate the member with palm oil, thereby initiating the way of the way of a man and a woman; or cutting the prepuce cover for the same purpose. [1]

In Dynastic Egypt times, all of the pharaohs were bathed each morning in water, symbolic of the sun god Ra bathing each morning in the primordial ocean Nun, and thereafter ‘anointed’ [with oil], robed, and invested with the royal insignia by priests wearing the masks of Horus and Thoth. [2]

1. Massey, Gerald. (1907). Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Mysteries of Amenta (pg. 172-73); Book IV of Ancient Egypt the Light of the World (pg. 217-18). Cosmo, 2008.
2. White, Joh Manchip. (1963). Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt (pg. 113-14). Dover, 2002.

External links
‚óŹ Anointing – Wikipedia.

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