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Author Topic: Animals & Ra  (Read 3248 times)

Offline Tuaira

  • Shemsu
  • Country: gb
Animals & Ra
« on: July 30, 2014, 05:26:53 am »
I know rodents, falcons and hawks are associated with dad, are there any others?
« Last Edit: July 30, 2014, 05:29:32 am by Tuaira »
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Offline Akhyt

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  • Country: fi
Re: Animals & Ra
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 05:47:16 am »
Lions and cats :3 I definitely get Dad in feline form, though there's also a definite vibe of hawk/falcon there.
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Offline Sheshibast

  • Shemsu
  • Country: us
Re: Animals & Ra
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 10:08:53 am »
In the "Litany of Ra" two of Ra's names have to do with great cats. Ra also appears in a ram-headed form in the Litany.
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/litany.htm
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Offline Rekeh-Wer

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Re: Animals & Ra
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 03:15:55 pm »
I know He sometimes takes the form of a desert cat, more specifically. But I've only seen Him like this when slaying A/ep, so do with that information what you want.

Could you tell me about why He's associated with rodents, though? I havent heard that before.
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Offline Rayashi

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  • Country: it
Re: Animals & Ra
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 08:49:32 pm »
Not an animal, but Dad LOVES bees, in addition to the above listed.
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Offline Bestekeni

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  • Shemsu-Ankh
  • Country: us
Re: Animals & Ra
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 09:27:56 pm »
For content, solar animals include crocodiles, herons, mongoose and hedgehogs. :)
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Offline Rayashi

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Re: Animals & Ra
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 09:54:44 pm »
It was removed. My most sincere apologies. I didn't realize it was the public side. I will try my hardest to not allow it to happen again. Sorry :-/
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 pm by Rayashi »
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Offline Bestekeni

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Re: Animals & Ra
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 10:29:09 am »
Don't worry -- lots of folks make that mistake from time to time <3
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Meryt Heru-wer her Amun-Ra her Bast

Offline Semaira

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  • Country: de
Re: Animals & Ra
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2014, 01:07:42 am »
I really feel falcons. For some reason I never think of hawks, even though they are very similar. I can see where the idea of felines come from, though!

Rodents I don't personally see, but obviously that's just me!
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Offline Bezenwepwy

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Re: Animals & Ra
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2014, 08:03:00 am »
This is less well attested than the others, but Re also has a jackal manifestation. It seems to operate in connection to Wepwawet. In fact it is only thorough this lense that I even really perceive or 'get' Re. He feels a lot different from the way others describe him too, so he's definitely affected/changed by the form.

In the CT there's a passage which describes Re as the sole jackal in the sky. And in Heliopolis during the OK there is a jackal deity who must surely have been considered a manifestation of Re, named Wepiu. His name means "Judge" or "Opener."
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 pm by Bezenwepwy »
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Offline Bestekeni

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  • Country: us
Re: Animals & Ra
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2014, 09:32:57 am »
Quote from: Semaira
I really feel falcons. For some reason I never think of hawks, even though they are very similar. I can see where the idea of felines come from, though!

Rodents I don't personally see, but obviously that's just me!


For hedgehogs specifically, you need to think symbolically.  They are round and have spikes (like the rays of the sun), they live in burrows and emerge, the curling and uncurling they do can also be a sunrise metaphor.  

Hedgehogs as a solar symbol can be attested as early as the fourth dynasty in a funerary context.
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Meryt Heru-wer her Amun-Ra her Bast

 


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