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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Gods and Intimacy?
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:58:27 pm »
Quote from: RedFlower26
Hi! Is it considered disrespectful to ask the Gods for a encounter? I know other Pagan branches encourage that with their Deities, but how does Kemeticism view such encounters?

OK, I want to make sure I'm not barking up the wrong tree here...are you asking if it's disrespectful to ask on of the Netjeru to have sex with you? Like intimate sex? Or casual sex? Or the toe-curling, sheet-tearing, throat-stripping good ol' roof-raising-screaming kind of sex?

I cannot speak for anyone else on the boards here, I can only speak to my own UPG on this subject, but as far as I'm concerned, seeing as my Names are my spiritual Family, my spiritual Fathers, and my spiritual Aunts and Uncles, my answer would be along the lines of "No.  Just no."

In my UPG asking the Names for something like that would be akin to seducing your father, mother, uncle, or aunt, hence my reply, and for the most part, some of the folk that I know here feel the same way. Again, I'm not speaking for the entirety of the faith or the Names here (that's Hemet(AUS)'s job), but as Tek said, if you believe that KO is about banging the brains out of your spiritual Fathers, Mothers, Aunts, and Uncles, then maybe this isn't the place for you.

Once you've developed a relationship with them in the context of KO, how you proceed from there is up to you, but based on the fact you're using a handle labelled as "Guest" I'm guessing you're testing the waters here, but as per my UPG, I'm going to say that it's just a little disrespectful to ask for the Names to have an intimate encounter with you.


[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: God/dess of Thunder?
« on: July 23, 2013, 11:52:34 pm »
Be very careful what you ask of Him. ;-)

As I offer to both Sobek and Set when I am in shrine, I find myself speaking the following phrase when presenting my offerings (and this is straight from the Egyptian Prayer Book chapter on Senut):

"O Netjer, may you satisfy yourself with the repast to the right and to the left."

Hope that helps!

Em hotep, MissMurderous and welcome aboard.

My personal experiences are limited to (at least in your grouping) Set and Aset, and Set more so than Aset, but I can tell you that Set is one whom you do not want to cross.  

For me, Set is solid, immovable and constant.  He's always there, watching over everything, occasionally giving a nudge in the right direction but never leading you directly to it.  For lack of a better term He's a Name of necessary chaos.  Ask any of his sons and daughters in the House and they'll tell you that He doesn't do anything without some purpose, no matter how chaotic the present might seem.  

As for Aset, when I first encountered her, she frightened me.  I'm not just talking nervous hobo on a deserted subway platform kind of frightened, I'm talking full on scared, hide behind your fingers while watching a horror movie frightened.  I've come to learn that She is not as scary as all that, it's the constant outpouring of love and affection and strength that puts people off.  But my experiences with Her have been significantly more limited than my experiences with Set, so your mileage may vary.

I hope you find what you're looking for, MissMurderous, be it here or elsewhere and again, welcome aboard!


Other than my inclinations towards alcohol, not particularly, but it is always fun to find out what your name could mean. :-D

Sorry it has taken me so long to reply, but it's been a hectic week!

Ekunyi: I dredged up a few puns on my name too if you'd like to hear them. :-D

First, you should keep in mind that there are two different hieroglyphs that are usually transcribed as 'a', none of which actually sounded like our 'a'. Of course, I'm using both to find puns - but only one of them actually appears in the hieroglyphic form of my name.

Awet can mean:
a sceptre (the one which the pharaoh carries together with the flail)
small cattle
'awayt' is a female robber

'itu' means 'fathers'

Thus we have the more obvious meanings:
”sceptre of the fathers“
”cattle of the fathers“ (which is interesting because the word awet is used in the famous metaphor that describes humans as the 'cattle of the gods')
“robber of the fathers“

'awayi' means 'to plunder, to rob' or, written with slightly different glyphs: 'to harvest, to reap'
'awat' is the infinitive form of 'to reap' (with the other meaning the infinitive is 'awayi', for some reason), and might also be interpreted as a participle or even a passive voice of both verbs. So we can translate:
“the reaping of the fathers“
“the (female) reaper of the fathers“
“the fathers are robbed“ or “... are harvested“
Those puns make much more sense when I tell you that 'it' means 'barley', don't they?
(although 'it' does not usually have a plural form, like the English word grain)
Also, 'awayt' is a word for something fermented, thus: ”fermented barley“ - sounds like beer to me!
('awa' means 'to rot, to ferment')

Now, if we write 'Awet' with the other 'a' sound (the vulture-glyph instead of the arm-glyph) we get a whole different context of meanings and possibilities:

'awi' as a verb either means 'to be wide, to be long' or 'to stretch, to reach, to hand over'
thus we can translate 'awet' as:
width, wideness, length (of space as well as of time), reach;
as a participle: '(female) one who reaches, one who is stretched/wide'

Awet can also mean 'offering', a kind of altar, or 'long knives'

all of these can be linke to 'itu' in a genitive construction 'the awet of the fathers';
A noun clause only makes sense in the case of „the fathers are long knives“, in all other cases 'awet' is singular, while the fathers are plural.

Btw: the 'awet-ib', literally 'the wideness of the heart', is the most common word for 'joy, happiness'

Okay, now lets be creative, and take 'awet' apart:
Aw-it-itu: “The arms/ the length/ the condition/ the action/ the documents of the father of fathers“
(“father of fathers, mother of mothers“ is a title of Nit. I guess that 'father of fathers' is also a fitting title for any of the male gods of creation, like Tem, Re, Amun, Ptah etc)
And of course, a'a is the most common word for 'big, great', thus:
a'a-it-itu: “great is the father of fathers“
or: awai-it-itu: "the father of fathers plunders/reaps"

and another one:
'tit' can mean:
- the tit amulet ('Isis-knot', 'blood of Isis')
- a (mathematical) fraction
- a pestle
'titu' would be the plural of any of these. Now we can translate
'awi-tit.u': “the titu are wide/long“
or “the two arms of the titu“
(ah, well, those translations are grammatically possible, but they don't make much sense to me. What are “the arms of the fractions“, anyway?)

Thank you, Ma'en for dredging that up for me! :-D

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Offerings to Hethert
« on: August 06, 2011, 10:12:29 pm »
Quote from: Qefathethert
I don't know if this has been asked before, but I can't seem to find a good reference on offerings to Hethert. I know She likes dancing, that always makes her smile, but I'd like to know about other things.
She seems to like red wine as well. And She asked for the little red laughing Buddha I had on my ancestor shrine, and that made Her giggle.
Any other suggestions I could try?

Beer has been offered with good results, as well as finer wines, liquers, flowers and precious stones...

Try this for a few ideas as well:

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello i am new
« on: August 06, 2011, 01:40:42 pm »
I'm sure you will. ;-)

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello i am new
« on: August 06, 2011, 12:59:22 pm »
There should be a beginner classes starting soon (within the next 2 weeks or so, if memory serves) but as we've just come out of our New Year's celebrations (Wep Ronpet di nofret!), they may be a little further away than that.

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello and Greetings
« on: August 06, 2011, 12:55:18 pm »
Em hotep, Jessica!

Welcome to the boards!


[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello i am new
« on: August 06, 2011, 12:27:15 pm »
Em hotep, Shoshan!

Welcome to the boards. I hope you find what you are looking for here! We are an accommodating lot and will answer any questions we can!


Quote from: Following_Sekhmet
Okay, I'm not about to say 'Oh well I'm trashing another person's faith,' but I've been on forums and I've heard people asking if it was okay to 'use' the Egyptian Gods.

I'm going to assume you mean use as in call on them for assistance with a task, etc.? In my personal experience, adding in Names for the sake of adding in Names beacuse you believeit will grant your spellwork more power or a higher likelihood of success isn't necessarily the way to go. In fact, invoking a Name because you believe them to be associated with the result you want to obtain could very well backfire in your work.  They may give you exactly what you ask for and if your spellwork is sloppy,it can lead to very interesting results.
Quote from: Following_Sekhmet
Now I asked them what they meant and what I got as an answer really annoyed me. I don't view the Gods as your buddies or friends, they are powerful entities. Look at Sekhmet. The people of Egypt had tons of large stone statues of Sekhmet and gave them offerings each day, though they used a different statue each day.

I'm not for using the Egyptian gods, I'm for honoring them. Let me know what you think.  

While the Names of Kemet are powerful, it really does depend on your relationship with them.  I find I tend to get better results when I pray to the Names I know and that I am affiliated with(Parents and Beloveds) than with those I am not. YMMV.

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Another Curious and Grateful Newcomer!
« on: July 21, 2011, 11:52:22 pm »
EM hotep and welcome, Ekunyi! Glad you found us!

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Sobek
« on: July 15, 2011, 01:51:06 pm »
Dua Sobek.

My Father may not say much to me, but he, apparently, spaeks volumes to everyone else, and this makes me happy.  Sobek has never been that vocal with me, he's always been a little quiet, but when He does offer help it's usually exactly what the doctor ordered. I'm glad he's been communicating with you, Janet. He's wonderful when you get to know him.


Quote from: Sora_1
I've also used the info on the site, as well as a couple reference links from there.  The Wikipedia article looks like it has a lot of inaccuracies, though I did find a couple random web-sites that looked spot on. :)

Are you referring to this wiki entry: or the one on Wikipedia itself: ?

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