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2019-06-24 at 4:46 am #5824
Ra : The Creator God :
Ra : The Sun-God of ancient Egypt, and The God Of The Netherworld, the father of Hathor, the consort of Nut, who fathered Isis, Osiris, Nephthys & Set. The tales of Ra emerging from a primordial lotus flower, in some accounts he was the first Pharaoh.
He created the children of the Nile through his tears of joy, his daughter Hathor protected her father Ra, from the plotting and scheming of the non-Egyptian races, against Ra’s advice, his daughter drank too much Khakadi, a potent red coloured beer.
His daughter Isis wanted to know her father’s secret name, she fashioned a snake pit that cause her father great pain, Isis relieved her father’s pain and he told his daughter his secret name.
As the main deity of the Netherworld Ra is depicted with a ram’s head & horns, as the sun-god Ra is depicted as a falcon with a solar disc like a Christian halo.
Aten, the sun-god of Ahkenaton, who temporary replaced the sun-god Amon-Ra, regarded as almost blasphemous by the Egyptian High Priests, the sun-disc Aten was an enforced religious worship by the new Pharaoh. Ra’s Barque, pronounced as Bark, the Egyptian boat of the gods.
Ha : The Ra-created god of the desert an the Lord of the Libyans, also ‘ha’, as an entity not dependent on the physical body, one of the five elements comprising of the complete being.
Reference Used : Maria Perez.
2019-06-25 at 12:05 am #5915BericForum Editor@beric
The Lord of Magic & Time, the Holder of The Eye of Horus, the moon god of law & order, of wisdom, science and the art of writing, the consort of Ma & Nehmetaway, the father of Neferhor, Thoth is sometimes regarded as the son of Ra, Thoth as another Egyptian creator god who created four deities from the primordial waters of the earliest time recorded.
Thoth became the first Egyptian scribe and the keeper of records for prosperity, because he was the first writer he invented hieroglyphics, easy for the children of the Nile to understand, Thoth also helped Isis reconstruct Osiris, he took over the position of Ra when the sun-god ascended into the heavens.
He took it upon himself to stand on the prow of the mythical Manjet, the sun-barque of Ra, to defend the children of the Nile against invasion and to ward off evil spirits. Thoth is depicted as two separate creatures, the mountain ibis, or as a baboon and judge at the portal of the underworld.
Reference used : Joyce Tilda.
2019-06-24 at 11:50 pm #5914BericForum Editor@beric
Sobek Or Sebek ?
Sebek, the crocodile god of the Nile, the son of Neith, the father of Khons by Hathor, in some tales he is identified with Set & Maka, he is always depicted as a crocodile, sometimes with the head of a hawk.
Sebek-Osiris, is a composite of the two Egyptian deities as the god of the dead, in this role he was depicted as a crocodile with the head of Osiris. – Sebek-Ra, another composite of the crocodile god and the sun-god Ra, in this role he is depicted in reverse of the image of Sebek-Osiris with a human body and a crocodile head.
Reference used : John Coleman.
2019-06-24 at 11:20 pm #5913BericForum Editor@beric
Nun, the Egyptian god of the primordial waters of creation, the consort of Naunet, and the progenitor of Atum-Ra, he is represented with Naunet in the depths of the primitive waters and depicted as a man made from the sea-bed. In some tales Nun is identified with Ptah. In another aspect Nun is regarded as the Southern Ocean, the mythical source of the River Nile, Nun is also depicted as a freshwater frog.
Ptah : – The Egyptian creator god, the god of artisans & artists, the god of Memphis, one of the Three Lords of Destiny, the husband of Sakhmet, and the father of Nefertem, Ptah was born from an egg laid by the Great Nile Goose, others theorists state he existed in the beginning of Time itself.
Ptah & Sakhmet created the children of the Nile by sculpturing the mud and clay of the banks of the Nile, making them animated by whispering their names, Ptah also created all the precious metals for the benefit of humankind.
Pteh has been depicted as the Bull of Apys, or swathed as a mummy holding a royal sceptre and the hammer of a blacksmith. Ptah is also known by the name of Khery-Bakef.
Setna was a follower of Ptah, of royal descent, he was regarded as the sorcerer prince of the Nile, in old age he became a priest of Ptah, he fathered Siosire, but who his consort was in lost in the mists of time.
Reference used : Penny Wilson.
2019-06-24 at 10:49 pm #5912BericForum Editor@beric
The Hapy & The Island Of Bigeh.
The Isle Of Bigeh was a small island in the River Nile, Hapi was a fertility god of the River Nile, Hapi was the consort of Mut & Nekhbet, although Hapi was recognised as an androgynous deity, who was responsible for the annual flooding of the Nile. He was born of a virgin who was impregnated by a moonbeam.
Hapi helped Isis to bring back Osiris to life, after he had been killed by his jealous brother Set, Hapi is sometimes depicted as a goose with two heads and associated with the symbols of a fan and a golden tray as a servant to the Egyptian deities.
Reference used : Joanna Fletcher.
2019-06-24 at 10:22 pm #5911BericForum Editor@beric
Bata The Egyptian Shepherd :
He lived with his elder brother Anpu and Anpu’s unfortunately nameless wife, Bata could not resist trying to seduce his sister-in-law, when Anpu got knowledge of this in the fields, he wished to kill his brother Bata, but an ox impeded Anpu’s angry path. Bata fled the house, but his brother was in hot pursuit.
A Egyptian female deity filled the Nile with crocodiles, as the irate Anpu could not cross the river to Bata on the opposite bank, so Bata apologise and made good his escape to the Land of Acacias where the human soul lived in eternal blossom. Here the Egyptian female deity gave to Bata a beautiful wife.
When the Pharaoh heard of Bata’s otherworldly wife’s beauty he sent many precious gifts to her, seduced by the words of the Pharaoh, she left Bata for a life of luxury in the Egyptian Court of the Pharaoh, a High Priest transported all of the Acacias to the gardens of the court, which in turn left Bata totally broken-hearted. – (I suppose the moral of the story is not to defecate on your own doorstep).
Reference used : Nora Griffith.
2019-06-24 at 9:59 pm #5910BericForum Editor@beric
The supreme god of the dead, of floods, the harvest, the sun, the underworld and all vegetation. He married his sister Isis and when his father abdicated and split the Egyptian Kingdom into two, allowing both Osiris & Set to rule, but Set desired to be the ruler of all his father’s kingdom.
Osiris’ symbols of authority were the flail and the crook and he is depicted swathed like an Egyptian mummy holding these implements of the field-worker and the shepherd. When artists depicted Osiris this way, he was called by the Priests Asartaiti, ‘he who is swathed’.
Osirianism : The worship of Osiris, this creed and set of prayers offered the promise of redemption and life eternal as against the prospect of being far from the Egyptian afterlife in a lonely existence.
The Backbone of Osiris : The axis on which the world rotates, the same as the Norse Axle Tree, regarded as forming the centre of Earth that everything spins from. Asar or Asir, where very ancient names for Osiris in the pre-dynasty days of early Egypt.
Reference used : Hannah Vymazalova.
2019-06-24 at 6:38 am #5831BericForum Editor@beric
Anubis : The Dog-Headed Or Jackal-Headed God of Embalming the dead sons & daughters of the Nile.
It is said the Anubis weighs the human hearts on the scale of justice, Nephthys had no children by Set, but she was seduced Set’s brother Osiris who fathered Anubis, after the birth of Anubis, Nephthys cast the infant in a basket into the Sea of Reeds, where he was found and raised by Isis, the sister of Nephthys.
Anubis as the originally Sphinx, the Sphinx by certain Egyptologists is regarded as a winged monster, part woman and part lion, with the tale of a serpent, however others see the Sphinx as the body of a dog, not the form of a lion, the face we see today, is the face of some debatable Pharaoh, the nose was broken by invading Muslim army and not Napoleon’s cannon.
Most probably the ears of Anubis eroded over millennium and the Egyptian masons under the guidance of the present Pharaoh change the appearance of Anubis, to the meaningless image we see today. The Hall Of Justice & Of Two Truths, the Egyptian Netherworld where the souls of the dead are examined by 42 judges.
The architectural number of the magic cube, Egyptian & Greek mathematicians love the Pronic number of 42, that relates to the Planet Earth is so many different mathematic equations, one, went so far as to call Planet Earth, Water Planet 42.
Reference used : Paul Kieger.
2019-06-24 at 6:17 am #5830BericForum Editor@beric
The Goddess Isis :
The Star Of The Sea, The Goddess Of A Thousand Names, The Goddess Of The Moon, Medicine, Fertility & Motherhood, associated with the precious gems of Emeralds & Turquoise. The daughter of Geb & Nut in some versions, the sister of Nephthys & Set, the wife of Osiris, the mother of Anubis & Horas.
Isis was recorded as a shape-changer, she found Osiris & Set fighting like bulls and she separated them with her strength, when her husband Osiris was placed into a box and thrown into the River Nile by his feuding brother Set, she rescued the body of Osiris, and mourned for him in the form of a bird.
In another story about the feuding brothers, when Set butchered his brother’s body into fourteen pieces, with her magical-science she collected all the body-parts and brought Osiris back to life, some theorists believe that Osiris was an android !
Isis & Nephthys are known in Egyptian Mythology as ‘the weeping sisters’, referring to the wailing at funerals of the African women at this time in history, she found the infant Anubis in the rushes of the Reed Sea, and she raised the boy as her own. Isis is also credited with making the subterranean Earth Snake of Energy from Ra’s spittle. Isis is represented in the night sky as Sirius.
Reference used : Svenlana Berezina.
2019-06-24 at 5:56 am #5829BericForum Editor@beric
The Falcon-Headed Sun-God Horus :
The Great Lord Of Two Lands, the son of Osiris & Isis, Horus the father of Anset, Hapi, Qebsehsenuf & Tuamutef. Regarded by some records as the embodiment and assimilation of Horas the Elder & Horas the Younger. Horus and his quarrel Set in the struggle of Egyptian supremacy.
He lost an eye in his skirmish with Set, but the eye was restore to him by the magical-science of Thoth, the original Eye of Horus was given to Osiris. After the demise of Horus lotus-blossom thrived around his burial site. The Egyptian Sky-Gods judge in favour of Horus over Set’s demands, as Horus ruled over the united kingdom of Egypt.
Other tales tell that Horus steers the barque of Ra, called ‘The Manjet’ through the heavens, Horus is associated with the planets of Jupiter, Mars & Saturn. The Egyptian Ba-Bird, the human soul depicted as a bird with a human head that flies between mortal life and the portals of the afterlife.
Harpakhrad, the name of Horus as an infant, Harpakhrad, the god of Egyptian Silence, depicted as half man and half crocodile.
Reference used : Delia Pemberton.
2019-06-24 at 5:29 am #5828BericForum Editor@beric
The Goddess Hathor :
The Great Mother of Egypt, The Lady of Byblos & Faience, The Turquoise Lady Of The West, The Goddess of Fertility, Child-Birth, Joy, Love, Marriage, Music & The Turquoise Cloudless Sky. In some versions she is Ra’s daughter by Nut. Hathor is the consort of Horus.
She originally was a war-goddess of the Nubians, confusedly identified with both Sakhmet & Isis, Hathor held a heavenly ladder leading to the sky, she suckled the first Pharaoh and greeted to souls entering the Netherworld. Because of this association with suckling the new born, Hathor is sometimes depicted with a cow’s head, sometimes wearing a head-dress of bovine horns, with the disc of the sun, depicting her father Ra.
Tasenetnofret : An aspect of Hathor, and the consort of Haroeris.
Referenced used : Sarah Groll.