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Hededet. Hddt or HDD(w)t (Band II, page 1076)

Is the name given to a scorpion goddess more particularly identified in the Late Period as Aset. The Coffin Texts are the first to mention her Name. The Coffin Texts and the Book of the Dead, which do not yet associate it with Aset, foccus above all on the knotty aspect of the animal's tail, identifying it in turn with the divine curl of hair, with various ropes of the celestial ship or to the ties that immobilize Apep.

Only chapter 86 of the Book of the Dead occasionally makes Hededet the daughter of Ra, but this is a reinterpretation. The context and the older versions of this chapter make it clear that we are dealing with a female bird - HDDit, daughter of Ra, associated with the swallow.

Apart from the large religious bodies, Hededet is attested from the end of the 18th dynasty in Edfu. A barber associates her on a stele with Behedety. Ptolemaic temples consider Hededet to be a purely local deity. She is even expressly identified with the city of Outjeset-Hor* "Sovereign of the Cities" The clergy of Aset-Hededet is sporadically attested to Edfu from the Saite period.

The Ptolemaic temples allow us to affirm that she was, under the name of "Aset who is Hededet in Edfu", considered as the mother of the local Heru.

As a Scorpion goddess she is sometimes identified with Serqet. She protects against poisonous animals. She is in fact a protective goddess and keeps enemies away from the temple. To this draw she is more particularly attributed the protection of the corridor which surrounds the naos. As Aset, she is assimilated to Hethert as well as Edfu and Dendera. In the texts of this last temple, however, an arnalgam occurred between Aset-Hededet-Scorpion and HDDt "the Shining One", whose name covers both a solar Aset and the "Eye of Ra" aspect of the goddess Hethert. Aset-HDDt is unequivocally associated with celestial navigation and solar radiance, within the temple of Behbeit el-Hagar.

Apart from Edfu, Hededet still had a cult in Sais, where she paralleled the local Serqet. Associated with Nit, she was under the name of Hddt imit st-nfrt, "Hededet who is in the deep place", considered a protector of the temple stores.

*Wetjeset-Heru, "Who raises/The throne of Heru"

Hello, I could see what I can do. I am not a specialist on the book of the dead but it is a source I do enjoy playing, reading, and using it!
You can PM me here or send me an email at
Concerning spell 6, it seems to me that this is to be said over a Shabti when the soul is already on the Duat instead of writing on it, but many amulets and funerary objects have their spell writting on them. And the place where one would write it would depend a lot on the size of the object, many can even contain abbreviated forms of the spells.

Hope I can help in any way,

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Who is the Smiter?
« on: June 30, 2021, 04:22:32 pm »
I agree with Taswauyinepu! In this case is just a coincidence, since the among us characters are little astronauts, but for some reason, japonese people really do like Medjet, the Netjeri has become a popular character around Japan

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Who is the Smiter?
« on: June 30, 2021, 12:13:26 pm »
Em hotep!

Medjet (mDt)
The Smiter or The Surfire One is a (possibly) similar to a sheet-ghost look like Netjeri/Demon/Creature from the Duat. The images we associate to Medjet may not be of Them since their name is usually not written with the images.
Medjet is mentioned on spell 17 of the Book of the Dead as the one "who shines with his eye without being seen, who circles the sky with the flame of his mouth and predicts the inundation when it is not yet seen".
It is mostly a protective spirit who is good at predicting how the inundation will go.


This "replica" may be an adaptation of a statue. The scorpion posed like that I've only seen in Aset-Serqet images, reminds me of an image of Sety I praising Her.

[PUBLIC] FAQ: RPD (Rite of Parent Divination) / Re: Aset in RPD
« on: April 11, 2021, 09:09:45 pm »
The that I understood is that Aset always come as Aset-Serqet, since Serqet is an aspect of Her in whatever way She appears, so people can choose if they want to call Her Aset-Serqet or only Aset.
She can come as Aset-Serqet-as/in Her name of-[something], either another nome (such as Hatmehyt) or as an important role/title She takes (such as Amenti and Weret-Hekau). Or even, She can come only as Aset-Serqet and through your lifetime She shows Herself as an especific aspect/title.

On Nit-Nebthet-Seshat is a whole sotyr it could be written a book about it. Wait... there is one! lol
Hemet (AUS) has a book on Nebt-het that She goes through Her relationship with Nit and Seshat and the three of Them are constantly related in many hymns, scenes and even festival dates.
I highly recommend TahekerutAset's book, I don't have that one she talked about, but all the others I have are amazingly great!

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: April 11, 2021, 09:03:05 pm »
Em hotep, Kalli! Since I saw you are Brazilian: seja muito bem vinda! <3

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: birthday
« on: March 09, 2021, 10:45:43 am »
I am quite sure there isn't any specific day for His birthday, but you can associate specific days for it.
For example, I would put His birthday on the first day of the kemetic year honoring Him as a Creator god.

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Ready to spread Ma'at
« on: March 03, 2021, 02:50:50 pm »
Em hotep and welcome!!

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hi everyone
« on: March 01, 2021, 06:41:11 am »
Em hotep, Kalevi!

Seja bem vindo!

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Netjeri studies
« on: February 01, 2021, 06:42:59 pm »
Em Hotep,

Added on the list the Seven Scorpion Wives of Heru + more sources on the Netjeri reaserch, I posted three very interesting videos.
And on the Seven Scorpion Wives, I posted a text about Them on the private Netjer Files area.

Hepetwi <3

Do you know where I can find this myth of Nit?
Mostly in the works of Serge Sauneron. Sadly these are (a) out of print, (b) very expensive, and (c) written in French! But I come across partial translations, extracts, and quotes in unexpected and seemingly unrelated academic papers and books (like one I came across this morning included in The Wisdom of Thoth: Magical Texts in Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations[!]), and of course in popular books like Lesko’s, so I piece it together from those.

By a coincidence, I got the exact pages of the books of Esna that talks about the Theogony of Nit on another book I'm reading: Esna V, 253-271

Thanks Shaseni and TahekerutAset <3 I'll give a search on Sauneron's work and also on your book, I'll probably won't be able to buy it right now, but I really love your work and little by little I hope to get all of it!

I love the creation myth recorded at Esna that involves Nit as Creatrix and Mother of Ra (because Mom, of course!).

And for modern/timeless amusement involving Set and other Names, I follow Godslave web comic.

Do you know where I can find this myth of Nit?

I really love the myth where Aset literally STOPS the sky and time untill Heru is not healed.

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