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Title: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Temimensenu on June 07, 2018, 03:25:40 am
(Bear with me as I’m struggling to word this)

A bit of backstory - yesterday I was sat down with my lineup, just letting visualisation come to me. Nice time.

Interesting thing was - Dad and Mom had more of an anthro form, complete with tails. They’ve also been human-bodied with tails.

Now, human-bodied I’ve heard of, full feral animal form I’ve heard of. But I haven’t seen much of the anthro form being around (and interestingly enough that form was only of my Parents, all of the Beloveds were of human-bodied form)

And I was wondering if anyone else experienced this, because it’s pretty interesting, to me anyway.
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Tjemsy on June 07, 2018, 05:43:10 am
I am a little confused about what "full" anthro form is, and I've not really "seen" my Bast, per se, but my statue (https://www.allwicca.com/image/cache/catalog/pacificgifts/8857-bast-goddess-detail-900x900.jpg) of her is human-bodied with cat ears and tail(?).

I've also seen this (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Ss4AAOSwsB9WBNUh/s-l300.jpg) statue, which is cat-headed with ears and tail, but otherwise human body. As is this (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Nb8AAOSwxg5Xzsph/s-l300.jpg) one.

Bast's Weegyptian form (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0804/6801/products/8611_1024x1024.jpeg?v=1427483304) is human-shaped, but otherwise feline, with a cat head, cat ears, and tail. Several others in this collection are the same style, including Sekhmet, Set, Yinepu, and Djehuty. There seems to be a lot of fanart of her in this style, too.

I hope this was in some way helpful? XD
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Subani on June 07, 2018, 06:02:48 am
Personally, I usually see Mom as full cat with occasional human with cat head.

Wepwawet for me is also usually full jackal with eeeeeevery so often human woth jackal head, though it usually looks kind of like a ritual mask more than a real head.

Set is almost always human body with animal head. I dont recall if I have ever seen Him any other way.

Amun..... I have no idea. He is always just a force of nature with no form to me.
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Temimensenu on June 07, 2018, 06:06:51 am
Tjemsy, my apologies. By ‘full’ anthro form I meant the anthropomorphic ‘animal up on two legs like we do’. Different to the ‘animal head on human body’, kind of deal.

... I could say ‘think of furries’ but I *really* feel weird about saying that at first...

Again, I found this so hard to word, but I hope this helps clear up what I’m attempting to put across.
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Taji on June 07, 2018, 12:39:36 pm
I’ve only gotten Them as Their full theophanies, full human, or animal headed human.  Though I don’t see any reason why They couldn’t, shouldn’t, or wouldn’t appear to someone as anthropomorphic.  I want to say I’ve seen modern devotional artwork depicting Bast that way, so I’m guessing you’re not alone. :)
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Ushedimuti on June 07, 2018, 02:18:54 pm
I get my Mothers as anthropomorphic a lot, complete with uraeus and solar crown. But Set is always a sha-headed man. I've met Sobek as a croc only, and Wesir is a crowned green-faced man with an atef crown.

Interesting how differently They can all appear.
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Temseniaset on June 07, 2018, 08:37:31 pm
Full human with me, Khepra with where the fascade of the Scarab as a mask.  Yinepu is with the jackal head every now and then same with Set. Heru sa Aset only has the hawk/falcon head when being official and Ra is always is human form.  Mother and Father are fully human in form and Father never has black or green skin with me.
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Senneferet on June 08, 2018, 05:42:56 am
Ive experienced Bast as very large black/blue cat on all four legs and as a human with a cat head. I've never seen her as an animal on it's hind legs, that is interesting. I've had dreams of either Anpu or Wepwawet as an animal on two legs, kind of like a werewolf.
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Tashepsut on June 08, 2018, 07:25:33 am
I see my lineup as all three interchangeably. When inspiration to draw them hits me it could be any form but I suppose Bast and Yinepu are the ones most commonly seen as anthro. When they talk to me it's usually just their head popping in like some spiritual FaceTime, or they are their animal. For more serious and official meetings they seem to always have human bodies. Except for Taweret who is always full animal for some reason.
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Yinepuemsaes on June 08, 2018, 08:10:26 am
I have only ever seen the Names as fully human.
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Senui-Iry-I on June 08, 2018, 11:14:43 pm
I've seen Sobek-Ra in two forms: a crocodile headed human or a large crocodile.
I have only seen Hethert as fully human but with cow ears.
Ive only seen Set and Yinepu with animal heads and human bodies, Nit is fully human.
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Demaimuti on June 17, 2018, 12:19:36 pm
Bast I always consider as cat-headed. Hethert-Mut as mostly human with cow ears wearing either the double crown or the Atef crown. Aset with the hieroglyph for thrown with or without wings. Heru-Wer as the Hawk headed warrior with the white crown. Djehuty as the Ibis headed man. Wewawet who I have a good relationship with is always a Jackal.

Some of these are instinctive. Aset it is a matter of making clear it’s not Hethert because they sometimes wear the same headress.
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Shediwi-Itw on June 17, 2018, 12:37:05 pm
I definitely “see” Them most in anthro form. It makes sense to me that some modern devotees world see Them in more modern depictions because that’s what we are used to or what works for us. You aren’t alone. :)
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: TahekerutAset on June 17, 2018, 07:58:10 pm
Um...I wanted to point out something.  Anthropomorphic is human form or human characteristics (physical).  If you mean full animal form, that term is zoomorphic. 

I don't know if there is a term for animal headed human. 
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: Taji on June 17, 2018, 08:30:09 pm
They mean like a furry.  A full animal who nevertheless walks on two legs and wears clothing. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furry_fandom
Title: Re: The Names in ‘full’ anthro form
Post by: TahekerutAset on June 17, 2018, 10:13:57 pm
Okay.  Thanks for clearing that up.