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Author Topic: "Serqet the great, the divine mother"?  (Read 3483 times)

Offline Ra'awyserqet

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"Serqet the great, the divine mother"?
« on: June 27, 2014, 10:00:54 pm »
I've seen references to a special form of Serqet which is fairly far from the norm, but I've never seen a picture, never found a reference to where I can find it, nor found any further information on it and the papyrus it is in except the two quotes from below and various other websites/blogs that quote one of these two books.

I'm curious if anyone has any resources for this image other than the two below.

"Serket the Great, the divine mother" is represented as female-bodied, armed with knives, having a lioness-head plus a crocodile-head projecting from her back". -George Hart, A Dictionary of Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses.

"Selket is also among those goddesses who appear with a lionine head, as in the Twenty-first Dynasty Mythological Papyrus where she is armed with knives and has a double head (a crocodile projecting from her back)." -Barbara Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt.
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Sat Serqet-Aset her Nisut-bity Hekatawy | (aus), meryt Sekhmet-Mut, Yinepu-Wepwawet, Heru-wer, her Hethert-Nut-as-Nehmet-Awai.

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Offline TahekerutAset

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Re: "Serqet the great, the divine mother"?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 03:15:28 pm »
Scorpions carried their children on their backs so they represented motherly protection of their young.  I believe there is more about Serqet and this in Wilkinson's work The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt.  

I also have this article with some Serqet information in it, but it is primarily about Aset-Serqet.  

http://fiercelybrightone.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/aset-serqet/
senebty,

TahekerutAset "Aset's Jewel"
Sat Aset
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Offline Ra'awyserqet

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Re: "Serqet the great, the divine mother"?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 04:57:51 pm »
I appreciate the assistance, I'll have to look into that book to see if it mentions anything additional about her.
(They/them)

Sat Serqet-Aset her Nisut-bity Hekatawy | (aus), meryt Sekhmet-Mut, Yinepu-Wepwawet, Heru-wer, her Hethert-Nut-as-Nehmet-Awai.

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Offline TahekerutAset

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Re: "Serqet the great, the divine mother"?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 11:00:38 am »
I also have this list of titles of Serqet.
Here is the link: http://fiercelybrightone.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/epithets-of-serqet/

Hope this helps.  
senebty,

TahekerutAset "Aset's Jewel"
Sat Aset
Meryt Nebet Het her Wepwawet her Sekhmet-Mut her Ra

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Offline TahekerutAset

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Re: "Serqet the great, the divine mother"?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 11:25:43 am »
There is also Joyce Tyldesley. (2012). Isis: Great of Magic. Ancient Egypt, 13(1), 50-53. eScholarID:170416

Which is possibly the same as this: Tyldesley, Joyce. “Isis: Great of Magic,” in The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt. Penguin Books, 2011, pp. 198-212.

There is some information on Serqet here as well.  
senebty,

TahekerutAset "Aset's Jewel"
Sat Aset
Meryt Nebet Het her Wepwawet her Sekhmet-Mut her Ra

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Offline Ra'awyserqet

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Re: "Serqet the great, the divine mother"?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2014, 07:07:34 pm »
I was actually, more or less, looking for information on the form I quoted below that. I'm not looking for her title/titles, I'm more looking to find out if anyone had heard of/see the lioness form of Serqet, as it's only mentioned in the most vague of ways.

The help is very much appreciated however, as I'm always interested in learning all that I can about her. :3
« Last Edit: July 13, 2014, 07:08:52 pm by Raawyserqet »
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Sat Serqet-Aset her Nisut-bity Hekatawy | (aus), meryt Sekhmet-Mut, Yinepu-Wepwawet, Heru-wer, her Hethert-Nut-as-Nehmet-Awai.

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Offline Tahotep

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Re: "Serqet the great, the divine mother"?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 07:16:23 am »


I also have this article with some Serqet information in it, but it is primarily about Aset-Serqet. 

http://fiercelybrightone.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/aset-serqet/

This was wonderful! Aset-Serquet is one of my beloveds, and a hard one for me to connect with. But this article helped fill in a few gaps.
Tahotepirty
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Sat Hethert-Sekhmet her Bast, meryt Aset-Serquet her Amunet

Offline TahekerutAset

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Re: "Serqet the great, the divine mother"?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2018, 11:49:20 pm »
This is really late, but I'm glad you found it useful!
senebty,

TahekerutAset "Aset's Jewel"
Sat Aset
Meryt Nebet Het her Wepwawet her Sekhmet-Mut her Ra

Website:  Fiercely Bright One
My Books: My Lulu Store

 


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