In Egyptian mythological thinking, any man is made up of five[*] parts:
- The Ka, or etheric double, created at birth, rejoined at death.
- The Ba, or immaterial soul, released at death to protect the body.
- The Saha, or Oversoul (a Jungian collective unconscious?)
- The Name, or flesh, the ‘Achilles’ Heel’ of each physical organism.
- The Shadow, or nemesis, the doom held in store for each individual.
[I. Maskelyne, Egypt or Atlantis?, pp. 75-76]