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Title: Consort of Ra and the many Hetherts
Post by: Shediwi-Itw on February 05, 2019, 10:33:51 am
Em hotep all! I’ve been feeling a very deep push to explore Hethert-Sekhmet and whether or not She could be seen as an “appropriate” consort of Ra? I was wondering if anyone had any information on this or other forms of Hethert Who could be seen this way? Thank you!
Title: Re: Consort of Ra and the many Hetherts
Post by: Taji on February 05, 2019, 11:34:42 am
I think Hethert is generally considered to be Ra's daughter.

Having said that, I can't keep my brain wrapped around the relationships of the netjeru.  I wouldn't put it past Them to have an iteration where She's His wife instead.  But I'm not personally familiar with it.

Senebty,

Taji
Title: Re: Consort of Ra and the many Hetherts
Post by: Shediwi-Itw on February 05, 2019, 01:51:29 pm
So far I’m finding reference to Her as Mother, Daughter and Consort of Ra. It’s a bit difficult to figure out!
Title: Re: Consort of Ra and the many Hetherts
Post by: Sedjfaiemitui on February 05, 2019, 04:00:43 pm
Em hotep nefer, Shediwi-Itw! :D

It's an "all of the above" situation. They are not mutually-exclusive relationships, and they aren't intended to be compartmentalized.

Hathor is presented as daughter and consort to the Universal Lord with some frequency.

It is a function of the Eye -- every Eye -- being inextricably "of" the God and "partner to" the God. And, at times, the role of the Eye gets tacitly rolled-into the prototypical function of Iusaas(-Nebethotepet), ALSO an Eye of Re, with respect to Atum -- Whom all Gods in the rôle of "Creator" are acting in the capacity of: "The Complete One."

Parallels exist between this sort of multifarious relationship and the one between Nit and Amun-Re; and Amunet and Amun-Re; and Aset and Min-Heru; etc. etc. etc.

I hope this helps!

Senebty,
Sedjfai