photo neededIn religio-mythology, Wakeman Ryno (1849-1918) was an American physician and comparative mythologist noted for []

In 1912, Ryno, in his “Comparative Mythology”, opened to the following: [1]

“The misnomer Semitic and Hamitic, pertaining to the reputed descendants of Shem and Ham, are still in use in our Encyclopedias, Histories, and Dictionaries, is one of the unanswered queries of the times. It is admitted by some of the most learned theologians that no such men ever lived as Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth; that they are merely personifications of a year of three seasons; and that it would be just as proper to say the descendants of Summer, as to say the descendants of Shem; or the descendants of Winter, as to say the descendants of Ham.”
The Noah family, from the religio-mythology genealogy page, who Ryno rightly defines as "personifications" of something, which he seems to think are seasonal.

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Ryno then goes on, among other interesting details, to give one of the first overly-cogent Abraham as “father Ra, born of earth, at is fire city” etymologies:

Abraham (Ryno 1912)

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Ryno was found in Google Books via the keys: Abram, Ab-ram, father Ra, following reading Wallis Budge translation of "father Ra" text, which prompted search idea for term "Ab-Ram". [2]

1. Ryno, Wakeman. (1912). “Comparative Mythology” (Ѻ), The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal, 34:41-46.
2. Budge. Wallis. (1899). Egyptian Religion: Egyptian Ideas of a Future Life (pg. 70). Publisher.

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