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Author Topic: main god  (Read 2318 times)

Offline billcu1

  • Remetj
main god
« on: November 27, 2010, 06:14:25 pm »
Is the main god in kemetic amun? The self created one? These things change so much over time. Are we following pre-dynastic or a later dynasty of kemet?

Offline Satsenu

  • Shemsu
  • Country: 00
Re: main god
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010, 06:19:08 pm »
With the Kemetic Orthodoxy, it's understood that the ancients viewed the self created one as 'Netjer'. The Names are parts of Netjer, given to us so that we could connect with It better. (Forgive me if I am not fully correct in this, but I know that a Kai Imaku will be along shortly. ^_^)
Satsenu, Daughter of Two
I am the daughter of Wepwawet(-Yinepu) and Bast, beloved of Wesir-Sokar and Amun-Ra.

Offline Sedjemes

  • Semer-Wati
  • Shemsu-Ankh
  • Country: us
Re: main god
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010, 06:26:00 pm »
Em hotep Bill,

This question may have been asked during a beginners class. As Satsenu explained, Kemetic Orthodoxy believes in the One and the Many. Even during any given period of ancient Egypt's history, there was not any one god worshipped throughout the country. In any event, we don't have any "main" god. All our gods are worshipped equally and at any and every given time. And we believe each and all gods, while very distinct and separate as individuals, they are each and all also manifestations of Netjer: the One and the Many.
Khenmetaset ("Aset Gladdens")
Sedjemes ("She listens")
Daughter of Aset-Serqet, Meryt Ra her Sekhmet
Heri-Sesheta Aset-Serqet

Offline Tai'awepwawet

  • Shemsu-Ankh
  • Country: gb
Re: main god
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010, 12:13:36 am »
The self-created one is generally just an epithet of certain creator deities, rather than a term for Netjer. I think sometimes we do use self-created one to refer to any creator deity, just out of the fact that they themselves had no creator, even if the epithet was not used for them historically.

Offline Tahai

  • Shemsu
  • Country: us
Re: main god
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2010, 07:36:26 am »
check out lesson 1a in the Intermediate beginners forum.
Daughter of Bast.  Beloved of Sobek-Ra, Djehuty, and Sekhmet-Hethert.

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