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Author Topic: God/dess of Thunder?  (Read 4279 times)

Offline Arefsenu

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God/dess of Thunder?
« on: July 23, 2013, 04:23:34 am »
Em hotep!

This morning we have a huge storm here after weeks of dry, hot weather and I'm reminded of just how much I hate storms! I got to thinking about whether or not there is a deity connected to thunder/lightening/storms or if it would be linked to Tefnut because of the rain aspect.

I did a quick Google search for "Egyptian god of thunder" but it didn't bring much up, and a lot of people had different views on who it would be and why.

Is there a specific Netjeru who is connected to storms? If not, who do you think would take on that role and why?

Senebty!
"Enclosed by Two"
Sat Bast her Wepwawet-Yinepu
Meryt Sekhmet-Hethert her Heru-sa-Aset

Offline Tanebet

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Re: God/dess of Thunder?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 05:00:03 am »
Em hotep *henu*

Set was at times connected with storm and thunder

Senebty
Tanebet
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Offline Arefsenu

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Re: God/dess of Thunder?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 08:57:17 am »
Quote from: Tanebet
Em hotep *henu*

Set was at times connected with storm and thunder

Senebty
Tanebet


I totally suspected Set!   :grin:
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Offline Maautseshat

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Re: God/dess of Thunder?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 01:10:00 pm »
Set, for sure!
Ma'autsheshat (Seshat's Righteous One)
sat Seshat-Nit-Nebthet meryt Set

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Offline Arefsenu

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  • Country: gb
Re: God/dess of Thunder?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 05:44:28 pm »
Haha, He must be having a grand old time of it lately. We've to get storms here for the rest of this week!
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Meryt Sekhmet-Hethert her Heru-sa-Aset

Offline Semaira

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Re: God/dess of Thunder?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 09:40:14 pm »
Set needs to stop by over here and give the good ol' Midwest a few good storms!
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Offline Awetitu

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Re: God/dess of Thunder?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 11:52:34 pm »
Be very careful what you ask of Him. ;-)
Awetitu - aka Awi
Sa Sobek her Set, mery Heru-wer her Sekhmet-Hethert

Offline Mesetibes

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Re: God/dess of Thunder?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 12:36:27 am »
Quote from: Awetitu
Be very careful what you ask of Him. ;-)



.....aaaaand immediately what goes through my mind is the scene from The Mummy where the snobby archeologist wakes in a panic and sits bolt upright when Evelyn reads from the Book of the Dead:

"NO! You mustn't Read from the book!"

:D

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Offline Raheri

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Re: God/dess of Thunder?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 12:42:19 pm »
Light showers are okay. I had enough rain this spring with all the flooding.
Sa Wesir-Sokar, mery Nut her Djehuty
Heri-sesheta Wesir

Offline Vaalea

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Re: God/dess of Thunder?
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2013, 02:43:17 pm »
I was thinking Tefnut by association with the moisture, other than of course the obvious, Set and storms / thunder.

I'm personally bit biased and think of storms as nature's show of magnetism and cleaning up of the air, so also Shu/Heru-Shu's domain, and manifestation of Ma'at as it's restoring of the balance that's supposed to be :P

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Offline Arefsenu

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Re: God/dess of Thunder?
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2013, 03:07:46 pm »
Quote from: Vaalea
I was thinking Tefnut by association with the moisture, other than of course the obvious, Set and storms / thunder.

I'm personally bit biased and think of storms as nature's show of magnetism and cleaning up of the air, so also Shu/Heru-Shu's domain, and manifestation of Ma'at as it's restoring of the balance that's supposed to be :P

 


That's an interesting spin on things! :)
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Offline Taysatwesir

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Re: God/dess of Thunder?
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2013, 03:37:33 pm »
Ma'ahes and Heru-Ma'ahes are both described as being God of Storms and Thunder. :)

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Another Horus-Mahes, Har-Mihos, represented as Horus with the lion's head, is engraved on an agate amulet from Sakkare, with a Greek inscription containing a prayer to the lion-gate of Leontopolis who is referred to as "flashing and thundering god, Lord of darkness and of the winds, Mios, Mios, Har-Mios, Osiris-Mios, Phre . . . the great god, light, fire and flame" – a description, as Bonnet observed, befitting the character of a lion-god.

Apedemak, Lion God of Meroe: A Study in Egyptian-Meroitic Syncretism by L.V. Zabkar
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This daughter of Wesir
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Offline terrapin46

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Re: God/dess of Thunder?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2013, 03:23:57 pm »
Just want to share a very minor but amusing & ridiculous thing that happened to me today regarding Set and thunder/storms.

A.K.A., Newbies in Learning Curve Land.

I'm trying to get back in to some kind of shape, so every weekend the last month or so I've been walking a 5.5 mile loop trail at a local park.  It's a paved trail, not a wooded one, around what used to farmland, so it's all open and all flat.

So I get out of my car, start the little GPS-based fitness tracker app on my smartphone, and start walking.  It's been raining the last 3 days and it's solidly overcast, monochrome sky, intermittent winds threatening worse weather to come.

A sizable gust happens, and I'm starting to get nervous about the rain holding up, so I look at my fitness tracker.  I'm at exactly 3.11 Miles, just past halfway out from my car surrounded by just fields.  But I look at my average speed per mile, and it's awesome, with the coolness and threat of weather hanging over my head, my average rate hit a personal best.

So a though occurs to me and I decide at that moment to address Set.  Lord of challenges, right?  So this MUST be a test!  I get Your game, whether you help me and hold the weather for the last half of the loop, or you don't and it starts raining, this is all meant to be a challenge from You to push my athletic stamina, surely!

So what happens then at that exact point in time?  Does it rain & thunder?  Does it clear?

Neither!

My phone with the handy app completely and profoundly shuts down for absolutely no good reason at all!  

When I finally do get back to my car (dryly, thankfully,) and turn it back on, all records in the app for the last month are completely wiped out.

So the lesson, kiddos?  Don't be obnoxious, there are much larger beings out there that are far better at it than you!


Just needed to share that, I'm still amused & kicking myself both.  Couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.


 


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