>>the best example off the top of my head is 'Ouphor' - which is not a god
>>name but the name of the ritual for the opening of the mouth - only the
>>name survives but the rite itself is
extremely ancient and inportant in the animation of mummies and other fetish
Deep in my brain there is a stirring, trying to recall an instance I'm sure
know of, of the same thing in modern practice - calling a part of a ritual
as though it were a divine being. I just can't seem to remember my example.