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This is a comparison between the uses of honey in ritual contexts in the cultures of ancient Egypt, Hatti and Greece. Strong differences are illustrated. In Egypt, more particularly Lower Egypt, honey plays an important role in royal rituals linking the power, health and fertility of gods and pharaohs. By contrast among the Hittites honey, though involved in important rituals, especially those intended to 'sweeten' gods and make them appear amongst the gods or men, is only one ingredient amongdoi:10.19090/i.2020.31.7-23 fatcat:2kveqenrzze2bfatwlquockw5q