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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: A Slow and Steady Return
« on: August 24, 2021, 10:57:30 pm »
Em hotep, Temi! Welcome back <3

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Selqet (Volume V, pages 830-832)


Originally a Nepa (Water-scorpion) goddess, Selqet is a very ancient deity whose highest attestation currently known, dates from the 1st dynasty. Her name srqt "She who makes one breathe" or srqt Htw "She who makes the throat breathe" appears in these two forms in the Texts of the Pyramids. This form srqt never meant scorpion, as has been said too often, the name of the earth scorpion being DArt or wHat. It is the name of the goddess herself and possibly the name of the nepa as well. In this regard, also reject the connection between Selqet and the "King-Scorpion", sometimes called "King-srq". We do not know the reading of the sign of the scorpion which appears on the objects of his character. At this time, it is anyway, impossible to read it srq. It was only from the 19th dyn. that spellings of the name of Selqet appear using the earth scorpion as determinative, parallel to the ideopgraphic or phonetic spellings comprising the original nepa. Since then, Selqet begins to assume a form of goddess-scorpion, which will be accomplished in the temples of the Ptolemaic and Roman times. It should also be noted that the name "Selkis" has no basis: it was not found in Egyptian onomastics transcribed as Greek and comes from a unique and aberrant graphic reinterpreting the Nubian toponym pslk, Greek Pselkis, designating the current Dakka or Selqet is neither represented nor mentioned.

Originally from the Delta, and very probably from Kédem, in the Sixth Nome of Lower Egypt, between Sais and Bouto, Selqet in the company of Neith, Isis and Nephthys is responsible for the protection of the king since ancient times. Her skills also extend to fighting the meandering Apophis and protecting Ra in his boat. This struggle against the prototype of all reptiles has made Selqet the "Lady of Bonds", goddess in charge of disabling reptiles and, therefore, enemies in general. This power which she holds on the snakes and scorpions, as "Lady of the sting", that is to say, not the one who stings but the one who heals the sting led her, in good logic, to prevent and cure stings and bites of poisonous animals. This beneficial function of the goddess is described by her name "The one who makes the throat breathe": she gives air to people asphyxiated by the action of poisonous toxins. She is therefore a doctor and transmits her powers to her main officiant, the xrp-srqt. This therapy did not go without being preceded or accompanied by a "psychological" treatment of which the magical texts are the expression and which then designate the goddess as "Lady of life" and "(Lady of Chemmis), wife of Horus ". The personality of the goddess, quite complex, has an important chthonic aspect. With her companion Neith she is responsible for watching over the mortal remains and we find her represented alternately on the sacorphage tank on the head side, on the foot side, on the cover, on the foot and many other variants. It is the same with canopic jars where, in the company of her sisters Isis, Neith and Nephthys, she generally watches over the intestines with Kebehsenouf.

Although Selqet is not a first rank goddess in the Egyptian pantheon, she nevertheless appears in a number of important contexts. One of them is the festival-Sed where she appears in its form of Nepa, carried by its own propes. She attends the birth of the pharaoh, son of the god with her companion Neith and appears among the signs of temples in her form of nepa in the high period (?) and scorpion in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. She is, finally, a constellation in the northern sky.

Very distinct, originally, from the goddess Hededet, she will be syncretically assimilated to Isis, like this one.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Heru-Sepa, Son of Sekhmet
« on: August 19, 2021, 12:25:29 pm »
Here is LAGG's entry on Sepa-Heru

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spA-Hr "Sepa-Heru"

Dates:
Old Kingdom [5-6]; Middle Kingdom [1-4]; New Kingdom [7]

Functions:
a) Name of the deceased [1-3] who protects his father [1]
b) Whose eyes and ears are open and for whom a cave (qrrt) has been dug (Sd) in his fathers [3]
c) He warns the deceased (?) not to steal the cow (Hmt) and to suck her milk (snq) [4]
d) He belongs to the earth [5-6]
c) Mentioned on I peret 10 in connection with fire [7]

Literature: (1) Kees, in ZÄS 58, 1923, 84.

Sources: [1] CT III, 347c; [2] CT V, 294b; [3] CT V, 303b; [4] CT VI, 97d; [5]Pyr. 444a; [6] Pyr. 663a; [7]Leitz, Tagewählerei, 202.

All of the sources - besides the [7] - are the Coffin Texts and the Pyramid texts, so it should be easy to find it!

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Epithets of the Names
« on: August 13, 2021, 08:38:09 am »
The "Lady of the Bandage" is especially fascinating! Does anyone have access to the original source cited by the LAGG?

Sadly the epithets list on the LAGG has no sources. Buuuut I did got how it was in Egyptiand and went in search for it on the LAGG. Nebet-Seshed has Sekhmet for this source:
Dendera XI, 176, 7-6


Em Hotep
I would be really interested in any material covering this topic. Older the better.

What specifically would you be interested? I don't think I've ever seen any specific dissertations and books on epithets in general.


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SCORPION (Volume V, pages 987-988)


A. Zoologically, the scorpion belongs to the class of the articulated spiders (arachnida) and forms in this the order of the scorpioniformes, which is subdivided into different families, also represented in Egypt. The individual species vary considerably in size and color (body length 4-20 cm, color from pale yellow to brown to black). The prey consists primarily of other arthropods and beetles, dark places are preferred as a place to stay (crevices, etc.) The scorpion owes its appreciation to a symbolic animal to two other, very impressive characteristics: the poisonous effect of the sting and the brood care behavior of the female scorpion.
(1) The sting is used to both kill a prey and defend. The poison, which has a watery-white consistency (in Egyptian: mw = "water" = "scorpion poison"), has a neurotoxic effect. The sting of smaller scorpion species causes the symptoms of a bee sting in humans, the sting of larger species is comparable to a cobra bite and is often fatal.
(2) Female scorpions carry the live-born young (20-25) on their backs until their first molt, defend them and then let them share in their prey for a while.

B. The general combat aspect is evidenced by a predyn. King's name (Scorpion [King]), also the scorpion is attested in the FrZt* as an animal representing royal power.
The aspects  of "motherhood protection " are embodied in the scorpion goddess Serqet, who is the mother of the deads, nurses them, becomes pregnant withthem or, together with other mother goddesses (Aset, Nit), protects their canopic jars or their coffin. The representation in which Serqet is present during the act of procreation in the birth legend should shift the symbolic accent in the direction of "fertility-motherhood" (combinations of procreation plus Scorpion representation are also well documented in Mesopotamia). In the aspected godesses Aset-Serqet, the mythical and biological motherhood seem to be addjert in the Late Period, an approach that in the story of Aset and the Seven Scorpions mythogenic also includes the fighting aspect of the Scorpion.
Aset-Hededet (for Upper Egypt) and Aset-wHat** (for Lower Egypt) can be seen as further combinations of the Aset-Scorpio aspect, for which cults are documented. Whether tA biTt*** a scorpion goddess, who is often referred to as the "wife of Heru", could be assigned to the goddesses with "motherhood protection aspects" is currently unclear.

C. From the Egyptian Names for the scorpion can be explained srqt as 'the incisive' and wHat and Ddbt as 'the engraver', the name DArt cannot be etymologized. In the pyramid texts, the goddess Serqet is apostrophized as srqt Htw (= 'who lets the throat breathe'). This should be a secondary reinterpretation of the original name, highlighting the "motherhood-protection aspects", which is suggested by the homography of the two roots srq = 'cut' and srq 'breathe'. Comparable to other dangerous animals, the scorpion likes to be graphically represented without the poison sting.

D. Effective drugs against the consequences of a scorpion sting practically did not exist. Magical recipes, which often fall back on a mythical precedent (Heru, who survived a scorpion sting, Aset, who heals the snakebite of Ra), play an all the more important role. Their application should - due to the positive psychological attitude of the injured person promoted by them - have not insignificantly strengthened the organism's powers of self-resolution (magic steles, magic texts).



*Probably some very early period?
**Wehat - A word for Scorpion. Sometimes argued to be just a title and not a counterpart from Hededet.
***Ta-Bitjet, one of 7 Scorpion Wives of Heru.

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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", i.e. Edfu
** "Who is in the beautiful site" would be a better translation?

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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 asethepetwi@kemet.org
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,
Hepetwi.

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[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

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[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.

Senebty,
Hepetwi.

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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.

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[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!

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[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

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[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.

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

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

Seja bem vindo!

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