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Author Topic: Aspects of the Names  (Read 1748 times)

Offline Tjemsy

  • W'ab Priest - Lay Clergy
  • Country: us
Aspects of the Names
« on: November 24, 2015, 12:50:45 pm »
I'm kind of failing at precision here, so uh, I apologize if this makes no sense. :D

How do you experience the Names? Do any of their epithets really resonate with you (or seem unusual)?  Did you perceive a Name to be a certain way before you started working with them, and how does that compare to what you have experienced?

(This is long. I talk a lot.)

My Sekhmet is hard for me to describe. I was originally afraid of her, what with the whole tried-to-slaughter-humanity thing. I was sure she was going to be very aggressive, all vanquishing evil and slaying her enemies and whatnot. Since then, I've really warmed up to her. I think she can be motherly, and protective, but I don't feel her much. She's...complex. XD

My Set is best described by what he is not. He is not a trickster; he is extremely purposeful and action-oriented. Not to say that he doesn't have a sense of humor (he does), but he is not playful. He doesn't like to waste time. He is more human-like than he is primal, and he doesn't create chaos for chaos' sake. He's a boundary-pusher and a button-pusher, and the party has not started until he arrives. He's loud and gives the impression that he's always performing. He also feels...tired. He tends not to go the tough love route with me, actually, and he generally knows my limits. Generally. I think he has some problems understanding things like Food and Bills. My favourite epithets for him are Great of Strength and Lord of Storms.

My Heru-Wer...I can't really feel him right now. You say Heru-Wer, I say "Justice? Law? Truth? Protection of those who cannot protect themselves?" Idk, it's The Set Show over here.

My Bast is Joy.

My Wepwawet is very solidly Wepwawet-as-Opener, Wepwawet-as-Guide. I originally perceived him as very tied to the Duat and Psychopomp-ing, but I don't see that side of him at all. I tend to be pretty focused on the Seen, you see. I get a bit of "He of Sweet Joy," from him as well. He's laid back and compassionate, and has a good sense of humor. As such, I have trouble envisioning Wepwawet in his more aggressive forms. He is "Renegades" by X Ambassadors. Super much.

My Taweret is...the song "Baby Mine" from Dumbo. I'm still figuring her out.

My Nebthet is "The Good Sister." (I just thought of that last night! :D Yes, I'm still on the Nebthet wagon.) I'm interested in her interactions with the other NTR, specifially during The Contendings and surrounding the death of Wesir. I think she is Devotion, supporting people when they are grieving or experiencing emotional suffering. I originally perceived her as a solely death/Duat-related deity, but aside from Akhu, she doesn't really show that side to me. I just get comfort and compassion. I think she would be a good hospice nurse or grief counselor, if that makes any sense. I realize that "The Good Sister" & Generally No Duat Stuff sounds kind of Tasenetnofret-y, but I'm still pretty insistent on Nebthet being Nebthet.

My Sobek is very primordial, all swimming in the Nun. I was expecting something along the lines of Powerful, Proud Crocodile Sunbathing and Looking Smug, Lord of the Waters, so this took me totally off-guard. He feels alien, very strongly "Not of This World." Never felt anything like that. Scary. I think I get Sobek-as-Creator.

My Aset is Aset-as-Queen, Great of Heka-and-everything. We...don't get along.  She gives off an overwhelming air of power and regality, and demands to be treated accordingly. Full henu all the way. I have...personal issues with that. I don't even do full henu for Set. As such, I get the sense she thinks I'm insolent, and entirely too forgiving of the whole Set-killing-her-husband-and-fighting-with-her-son-thing.
Tjemsy - "Two Red Ones"

Sat Sekhmet her Set
Meryt Heru-wer, Bast, Wepwawet, Taweret, Nebthet,
 & Nefertem-Imhotep

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Offline M'aqanitui

  • Shemsu
  • Country: gb
Re: Aspects of the Names
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2015, 01:49:09 pm »
The Netjeru I've experienced closely enough to get a good feel of are Ra, Heru-sa-Aset, and recently Anubis.

To me, Ra feels like warm sunlight and a cool breeze on my skin on a temperate day. He's a presence that engulfs and warms me inside and out, like being hugged by the air.

Heru-sa-Aset feels like a real authority figure to me. It's like talking to a favourite teacher or something along those lines, where you feel He has power and authority, but you feel like you can talk to Him and He'll treat you like an equal. He's a great King, in my opinion.

I only started talking to Anubis yesterday, but I felt a strong presence from Him right from the start. Spending time in Anubis' presence is rather like being with an older brother, in my experience of Him. He feels very protective, but at the same time relaxed and friendly.

That's just my experiences of Them. I'm curious what everyone else has to say about theirs. :)
Sat Ra her Wepwawet-Yinepu
Meryt Bast her Djehuty

Never stop smiling, and you will always stay firmly on your feet. :)

Offline Ludna

  • Remetj
  • Country: gb
Re: Aspects of the Names
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2015, 02:47:20 am »
Em hotep,

At the moment I can only speak for Yinepu, as He is the One Who approached me since my childhood. Now, due to my deeper knowledge and understanding, I can define better His presence: He is warm and welcoming, He is the gentle caress in the evening before bedtime; He is the warm hug when you feel down. That's how I perceive His presence: fatherly, understanding, protective and gentle like a midsummer moonlight.

I lately started to perceive also Sekhmet and Wepwawet; but I did not figure Them out as it is quite new. What I can say about Sekhmet, at the moment, is.... a fiery "distance". Not sure how to describe this, it is like She is aware of me now and She is studying me from a relative distance.  So basically we are in a kind of Mexican standoff studying each others!  ;D

Wepwawet approached me during a meditation; it happened just once so I could not really speak of Him at the moment. He looked... a kind of "cheeky" if possible. Very humorous, gentle yet strong and proud. A very warm feeling, I hope to get to know Him better.

Ludna the Stryx

☽Born in Italy, living in the UK, raised by wolves. ☾

Offline Qebehusenu

  • Shemsu
  • Country: ca
Re: Aspects of the Names
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2015, 05:50:52 pm »
Though I have not had parent divination yet, I have formed an extremely strong bond with Ra.

Ra was the God that I came to first and then started researching Kemetic Religions. To me, he feels very paternal. A good, strong, caring father. I feel him in the warmth of the sun and I know he always has my back. Whenever I feel like I'm in trouble, I turn to him for the solution.
Samantha / Qebehusenu / Qeb
Sat Ra her Hethert-Sekhmet
Meryt Set her Djehuty
The Coolness of Two
"I make your names permanent, like the heavens are enduring. As long as forever exists, you will eternally exist." - Seshat


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