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Em hotep, Sedjfai!

Thank you so much for this information! I'll definitely need to note down different renderings of Ipet, as I haven't paid close attention to variations before. I'm really fascinated by this particular vulture-headed form She's taken!

(And the very thought of elision gives me a sudden and harrowing flashback to ancient Chinese lit class...I don't want to think about it! ;) )

Thanks again and senebty!

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:12:38 pm »
Em hotep and welcome, Raphael! I hope you enjoy your time here! 

Senebty ;D

Em hotep!

While doing some research on the goddess Opet, I stumbled across a few reliefs from the Main Sanctuary of Amun-Ra in the Temple of Hatshepsut (at Deir el Bahari). These two reliefs each have two hippo-goddesses, but the description is muddled or incomplete for any caption I can find. I was hoping someone could take a look and let me know if the hieroglyphs identify any of the goddesses, or that someone might already know Who is in these reliefs.

Seeing as this is Thebes, I'm guessing at least one goddess in each relief is Opet, but I'm not sure about the others.

1)  This first image features a strange vulture-headed hippo goddess.
Drawing (caption only identifies Hethert):,_inner_sanctuary,_Wellcome_M0006420.jpg

Image 1 (this link has a caption that sounds like a strange transliteration error - it identifies Neith, Opet, "Hor Hijen," and "Hirent" (with Hirent being the vulture-headed hippo goddess):

Image 2 (no relevant caption):

2) This second image features what looks like a lion-headed hippo goddess (perhaps Aset?)
Drawing (caption only identifies Hethert):,_Hathor_and_various_Goddesses,_Thebes._Wellcome_M0006421.jpg

Image (no relevant caption):

I'm not sure if the images are clear enough for the hieroglyphs to be read, but I appreciate any help I can get! Thanks and senebty!

[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: Prayers for my family
« on: March 19, 2020, 01:55:58 pm »
Em hotep, friend!

Many prayers for comfort and relief during this time. I wish for the best possible news for your dad. May Set and Khonsu grant you strength, and may Wepwawet open doors for you.

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Ipet/Apet/Opet
« on: March 08, 2020, 10:51:25 am »
Em hotep, Redi!  8)

Ipet is considered to be the oldest recorded individual out of the continuum of female hippo deities. She is rarely delineated from Taweret or Reret, but I've found in her iconography that she can occasionally be distinguished by her carrying a torch in one paw (hand?).

Ipet's torch is part of her funerary function, which seems to be unique to her until Taweret begins appearing in tombs and mortuary rituals much later. In fact, I would consider Ipet primarily a funerary deity:

  • In Pyramid Text utterance 269, Ipet serves as the mother of the dead king as he passes into the afterlife, suckling him.
  • In the Book of the Dead Spell 137b, Ipet uses her torch to scare away Set in the Duat (either from the deceased king or Ra's barque, I'm not sure off the top of my head).
  • In BOTD/Papyrus of Ani Spell 186, Ipet with her torch is shown in front of Hethert and behind an enshrined Sokar-Wesir (image linked later).

The torch strongly differentiates Ipet, the "mother of fire," from Taweret, "of pure water." During the Greco-Roman period, the Hellenes at Oxyrhynchus (Taweret's cult center) gave Taweret the epithet pyraithes, or fire-kindler; since this is an extremely late source at a time when Taweret was the singular name for all female hippo deities, I personally assume this is a name of Ipet, or Ipet-as-Taweret.

Reret, for the sake of discussion, is an astral deity who makes up the modern constellation Draco. She is strongly associated with Set because she subdues him in the heavens (binding him as a constellation) after the death of Wesir. And while Taweret subsumes the roles of all hippo goddesses in later times, she seems to be distinguished earlier as a deity of the waters of purification, as well as a deity of birth and fertility - she watches over the life of a human, while Ipet watches over death.


Hope that helped! Senebty! <3

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!
« on: March 08, 2020, 09:24:07 am »
Em hotep and welcome back! Hope you have fun in the class! ^_^

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!
« on: February 28, 2020, 07:48:12 am »
Em hotep and welcome, Rehema! Nice to see you here! (I'm antlering!)  8)

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Been away so long I can't remember my info.
« on: February 28, 2020, 07:46:32 am »
Welcome back and nice to meet you, Paisuitu!  8)

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em Hotep!
« on: November 14, 2019, 01:20:11 pm »
Em hotep and welcome, Vitor! Hope you have fun in the beginner's class! ;D

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!!!
« on: November 12, 2019, 08:05:46 am »
Em hotep and welcome, Adriana! Nice to meet you! Hope you have fun in the beginner's course.  8)

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!!
« on: November 05, 2019, 08:11:29 am »
Em hotep and welcome, Sunny! I hope you enjoy the beginners' class!  8)

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Epithets of the Names
« on: September 19, 2019, 05:03:25 pm »
While I'm thinking of it, thought I'd also add the epithets I translated for Banebdjedet and Dedwen! Full disclosure, I don't speak German, so there are errors.(The same goes for the Bes epithets I posted previously.)

The Lord of the Sky/Heavens

Who comes from Bow Land (1st nome of Upper Egypt)
The Lord of Pr-hf (at Oxyrhynchus)
Who is in the midst of Hibis
Foremost of Nubia
The Lord of Nubia
The Lord of Kush
The Youth of Upper Egypt
The Ruler of Upper Egypt
(Religious Ruler) of Nubia
Who is in the midst of Abaton (the "untrodden place," temple to Wesir on Bigeh island in Aswan)
Who is in the midst of the Western Desert

Physical Characteristics
The One of Great Power

Familial relatoinships:
The Son of Wesir
The Son of Medjet (Taweret(-Hethert) of Oxyrhynchus)
The Son of the Goddess of Heaven (Taweret(-Aset/Hethert) of Per-Medjet)

The Great God

Who appears in the horizon with four faces
The Lord (Chief) of the Horizon
Who illuminates the Sky and the Eath with His rays
The Bull of the Sky
Who Rises in Dendera
The One with Glowing Rays
The Wind upon Everyone

Who Couples/Mates in the Fish Nome (Djedet/Mendes)
The Lord of the City of Mendes
Who is in the midst/middle of the Fish Nome (Djedet/Mendes)
The Great Ruler in Abydos
The Ram of Mendes
The Lord of Ds-SHn (a district of Mendes)
The Divine God in the Throne of Heru (Edfu)
Who is in the midst of Heliopolis
Who is in the midst of Edfu
Who is in the midst of Hibis
Who is in the midst of Saft el-Henna
Who is in the midst of Sehel
The Ruler of Edfu/Behdety
The Divine Power in Dendera
The One of Great Reputation on the Banks of Heru
Who keeps the two countries alive
Whose Body is bent in the House of the Benben (?)
Whose ba enters into the tnnt-sanctuary
The Lord of the House of the Ram
The Great God of the Temple of Ra
The Great God in the House of the Ram (Mansion of the Rams)
Whose Manifestations Hide the Lord of the Palace OR Who Hides his Manifestations as the Lord of the Palace
The Lord of the Houses where they weep for Wesir
The Lord of the Thrones of the Gods (at Edfu)
The Lord of the Sublime Seat/Residence
The Lord of the Lake of the Pharaoh, who lives and is safe and healthy (?)

The Hawk
The Lion
The hsbtt-bird
The Ram
The Strong Bull
The Begetting Bull/The Bull who Begets

Who Comes as the Flood(ing)

Development of the World:
The First of the Primeval/Primordial Gods
Who Arose from Himself
Who Creates (Generates) the Gods
The Ba Who Creates What Is
The One God who is Devised of Four

Der das Leben dessen wiederhold, der unversehrt erwacht
The Rejuvenated (The Adolescent)
The Lord of Life
The Living God

Physical Characteristics:
The One with Great Power on the Day of Fighting
The Lord of Strength
The One with a Strong Arm
The Great Strong One
Who Creates Lust
der mit lebenden leib als begatter (Whose copulates as the living body?)
Who Copulates (The Copulater)
The Copulating Ba
The Copulating Ram
Who Copulates in the Fish Nome
The Copulating
The Lord of Lust
The One with Stiff Phallus
Who is Above/Over the Beautiful Cattle
Who is above (About?) Women
The Copulating Ruler
Who Mates with Women
Who has Four Faces on One Neck
Who is Above his (people's?) stench
Whose Mummy is 36 Cubits Tall (?)
The Huge Figure/Form
The One with a Shining Figure (? by author)
The Raised Forehead/Brow/Front

Personal Characteristics:
The Living Ba of Wesir
The Living Ba of Ra
The Living Ba of Shu
The Living Ba of Geb
The Great Ram/Ba
The Ba of Bau
The Begetting/Copulating Ba
The Ba of every god
The Ba of Ra
The Magnificent Ba
The Four Bau
The Four Bau United as One
The Lord of Ba
The Pleasant One (? der mit angenehmem Ach?)

Behaviour as a Deity:
Who Smites His Enemies
Who Keeps the (form of the) King of Upper and Lower Egypt Healthy
The One of Sweet Rejoicing
Who Rejoices (triumphs?) over the Cow(s)

As a Ruler:
The King of the Gods
The Ruler of Rulers

Familial Relationships:
Who is Among His Children

The Beloved
The One of Huge Form
The One of Great View
Who Looks Keenly on the Shores of Heru (Egypt)

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Epithets of the Names
« on: September 19, 2019, 04:02:25 pm »
I'm not sure if the epithets for Bes are already posted here, but since there was a request the ones I found and translated are as follows:

Who rises in the solar disc
Who comes from the land of God/the Gods
The Lord of Punt
The head of Bwgn
Who comes out in the East (Who comes from the East?)
The Lord of the Western Mountains
The divine child
The musician of Ra
Who praises his Mother in the matters (things) of her heart
Who comes out of the eye of Udjat
The hidden (one) in the pupil of the glittering eye
The mighty (image?) of the Golden Ones

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello All!
« on: July 24, 2019, 09:32:26 pm »
Em hotep and welcome, Frogess! Heqet is truly wonderful and I'm glad She's helping you explore your path! (If you ever want to talk about Heqet, I'm always around. <3)

[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: Prayer's for stability
« on: July 24, 2019, 08:07:55 am »
Many prayers, Dusk. May Yinepu guide you and give you strength. <3

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