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Author Topic: Bringing Egyptian Gods Into Modern Geography  (Read 1669 times)

Bringing Egyptian Gods Into Modern Geography
« on: September 21, 2014, 02:59:29 pm »
Can one make reasonable changes regarding geography? For example, there are a lot of Natural rivers that run through the place I live. So could a Kemetic worship Sobek, Khnum and/or Hapi there even though these Gods were specifically tied to the Nile?
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Offline ubenetsenu

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Re: Bringing Egyptian Gods Into Modern Geography
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 05:32:39 pm »
i think this is one that depends on the gods. if i felt called to worship those gods at those rivers, i'd do it; if i got a weird "nah, maybe don't associate Me with this" feeling, i wouldn't. UPG and all, but it's not like there's a list, you know?
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Offline Khenneferitw

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Re: Bringing Egyptian Gods Into Modern Geography
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 09:17:21 pm »
I personally utilize Sacramento and Boston's many local flowing waters in my Kemetic practice. For me, they embody similar spirits as the Nile, bringing life to those regions.
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Offline Ha'autmuti

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Re: Bringing Egyptian Gods Into Modern Geography
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2014, 11:13:36 pm »
I personally associate Hapi with all rivers, because I see the Nile as "king" of rivers in a sense--being the longest in the world and all.
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Offline Paysabast

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Re: Bringing Egyptian Gods Into Modern Geography
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2014, 11:16:51 am »
This was a thing I too was wondering about. I feel very connected to the natural world when I am by a river. I also feel connected to netjer as I walk beside a river. I guess it is the peacefull feeling of the riverside environments that does it for me.
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Offline Devo

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Re: Bringing Egyptian Gods Into Modern Geography
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2014, 05:35:25 pm »
Back when I lived by the Colorado river, I often viewed it similarly to the Nile- since it is a huge source of life for the SW. So when I went to the river, I'd often feel connected to Osiris, who I largely associate with rivers.
So I think it's possible for local terrain to be associated with various NTRW. I'd just make sure that they're okay with it (and that local spirits are okay with it), too. As was mentioned above- if you get a "please don't" feeling, then you should probably listen to it. But otherwise, I don't see an issue with it.

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