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Author Topic: Netjer and the Lion King?  (Read 10083 times)

Offline Bastmuttepta

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Re: Netjer and the Lion King?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2011, 02:46:36 pm »
Haha, it's funny to see this thread resurrected all of a sudden :) Glad you guys liked it!

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Re: Netjer and the Lion King?
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2011, 01:19:30 am »
I've seen a lot of parallels in many forms of art - written, theater/movie, audio.  It's an integral part of me.  I think it's how the gods speak to me a lot of the time - or so, I hope I'm not wrong in this thinking.  So, while I agree that The Lion King's story is not exclusive to Egypt as previously said, I can agree that there are similarities, and perhaps even some divine interventions. ;)
"Give sorrow a Sailor smile."
~ "Makenai" by Hanazawa Kae; Sailor Moon Stars, Season 5, episode 200

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Offline Rev. Sehedjef

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Re: Netjer and the Lion King?
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2011, 01:55:51 pm »
All I have to say is that if Heru-sa-Aset comes by singing Hakuna Matata....I'm pulling the covers over my head and going back to sleep!  ^_^

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(He shines with the beauty of the truth of his Mothers)
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Mery Ptah her Tasenetnofret

Re: Netjer and the Lion King?
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2011, 06:10:26 am »
You know, The Lion King was my favorite movie as a child, and Heru sa aset was the one that got me into Kemetic stuff!
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Re: Netjer and the Lion King?
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2011, 11:46:16 am »
I do not feel that these parallels were intentional.  The plot of the movie and the plot of the Heru-sa-Aset story is the same one that has been used in a thousand myths, books, and movies.

Offline Khesretitui

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Re: Netjer and the Lion King?
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2011, 03:49:40 pm »
It was also, IIRC, heavily inspired by Tezuka Osamu's "Jungle Emperor" feature, also known in the West as "Kimba the White Lion."
Khesretitui
"My Fathers Dispel Evil"

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Offline Sekhmetnenek

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Re: Netjer and the Lion King?
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2011, 12:55:50 am »
Kemetic themes are really not all that uncommon in Disney's work it seems. For instance, in The Princess and The Frog when Ray dies he becomes a star and is reunited with his love Evangeline. Akhu, shining as gold in the vault of Nut, anyone? :)
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Offline Linda

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Re: Netjer and the Lion King?
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2011, 02:33:53 am »
I never tought of it this way either. It makes perfect sense, and makes Kemet easy for a beginner like me to understand. :)
You don't know what you can do until you try.

Offline Munefmontu

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Re: Netjer and the Lion King?
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2011, 12:09:14 pm »
Quote from: Faofeng
Apparently Walt Disney was scared of witches and anything occult or Pagan (I remember reading it once but unfortunately I don't have any sources). It is unlikely that they have these parallels on purpose


For a man that was afraid of the occult ... he made an awful lot of movies about it. Just about every Disney movie has some sort of "magic". ...and talk about pagan...Have you ever seen The Black Cauldron? That has to be just about as pagan as Disney can get....well besides turning Beethoven's pastoral symphony into a bacchanalia.

I always thought the Lion King was very very "kemetic" :)  
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