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Author Topic: Looking for hymns to Tefnut  (Read 4965 times)

Offline Awdjerethethert

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Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« on: December 16, 2016, 07:47:19 pm »
Em hotep, everyone!

Do you know of any hymns or prayers written specifically for Tefnut? Ancient or modern, old or new. If you could post a link, or a book title, or some other reference, that would be amazing. :D

There doesn't seem to be much information about Tefnut available online in general, much less hymns for her (or for her along with Shu). That, or my google-fu has failed me. ;) I've only been able to find a few.
Awdjerethethert, a.k.a. Awdjeret. They/them pronouns, please.
Child of Hethert-Sekhmet; beloved of Tefnut and Djehuty

Offline Akhyt

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Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 01:29:12 pm »
Unfortunately I can do little to help, here. But I would also like to know if anyone has any links or literature advice.

I currently try to find time and inspiration to write myself. I have written one hymn to Mother so far, but it's in Finnish, so sadly not very useful to you, Awdj. 
Akhytsenu, "Two Are Flying"
Sat Tefnut, Ra-Heruakhety & Hekatawy I
Meryt Sekhmet-Hethert, Shu, Djehuty & Nit-Nebthet-Seshat

Pronoun: they/them/their/themself

Offline Akhyt

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Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2016, 08:34:25 am »
Here's a thing I wrote today!


Tefnut, Lady of Time

O Lady of Pre-Creation
Dressed in grey, and black, and blue
O Lady of Pre-Creation
We have come to bow to you

You are the One in the deepest waters
You are the Lion among the stars
O Lady of Pre-Creation
We are here to sing your praise

O Lady of Today
Dressed in gold, and green, and blue
O Lady of Today
We have come to bow to you

You are the sunshine and you are the rainstorm
You keep us safe through the darkest night
O Lady of Today
We are here to sing your praise

O Lady of Tomorrow
Dressed in silver, green, and blue
O Lady of Tomorrow
We have come to bow to you

You are our fate and you are our future
You are the dew and you are the dawn
O Lady of Tomorrow
All Creation sings your praise
Akhytsenu, "Two Are Flying"
Sat Tefnut, Ra-Heruakhety & Hekatawy I
Meryt Sekhmet-Hethert, Shu, Djehuty & Nit-Nebthet-Seshat

Pronoun: they/them/their/themself

Offline Rev. Tjemsy

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Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 09:42:02 am »
That's lovely, Akhyt! <3
Tjemsy - "Two Red Ones"

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


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Offline Rev. Tjesi

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Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2016, 10:44:19 am »
Thanks for sharing, Akhyt!


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Tjeset Merut her Reshut net Hethert
Sat Hethert-Sekhmet
meryt Wesir

Shemsu name: Awibemhethert (Ibi)

Offline Awdjerethethert

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Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2016, 12:27:43 am »
That is beautiful, Akhyt! Thanks for sharing. It occurs to me that I should probably share some of the prayers I've been using!

Here are a few lines that I have been using as a quick prayer, during ritual or while cleaning/cleansing:
Dua Tefnut,
Lady of Heavenly Fire,
Who burns away impurity and isfet
And washes away the ashes.


Also, I was looking through the notepad app on my phone, and apparently a few weeks ago I copy-pasted a few lines from an online translation of a Heliopolitan papyrus fragment. I think this is one of the things that got me thinking about Tefnut as a Great Purifier (source):
I have ascended to you
with the Great One behind me
and purity before me:
I have passed by Tefnut,
even while Tefnut was purifying me.


I have another prayer of praise that I believe I have written down at home. Right now I'm visiting family; hopefully I'll remember to share the prayer when I get home next weekend.
Awdjerethethert, a.k.a. Awdjeret. They/them pronouns, please.
Child of Hethert-Sekhmet; beloved of Tefnut and Djehuty

Offline Awdjerethethert

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Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2016, 12:56:54 am »
Oh hey, I do have a draft of that prayer I mentioned in my Google drive.



Hail to you, Tefnut,
Lady of Moisture and Lady of the Flame,
Lady of Heavenly Fire.

Hail to you, Eye of Ra,
Warrior, defender, avenger, and champion.
Bright burning sun and damp gentle moon,
White-hot knife and cool healing tonic,

Hail to you, Tefnut,
Who permeates everything,
Who fills the air,
Who reaches into the earth and into the bodies of its children.
Within and without, immanent and transcendent.

Hail to you, Lady of Mists,
Who envelops and protects,
Who wraps herself around us,
Greatest Protector and Divine Shield.



I make no pretensions of being a poet. :P Many of the prayers I have written for my gods are basically lists of archetypes, objects, or events that communicate some aspect of how I perceive them. This one is no exception.
Awdjerethethert, a.k.a. Awdjeret. They/them pronouns, please.
Child of Hethert-Sekhmet; beloved of Tefnut and Djehuty

Offline Senuwierneheh

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Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2016, 05:28:00 am »
Those are beautiful prayers, Awdjerethethert!

Senebty!
Neheh...
Senuwierneheh (My Two, forever)
Sat Hethert-Sekhmet her Set, meryt Ptah-Sokar-Wesir, Djehuty, her Heru-Wer
Self-care Hethert, Set and Ptah Advocate
𓁥 𓁣 𓁰

Offline Rev. Tjemsy

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Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2016, 07:42:15 am »
I really like those, Awdjeret! Did you write the first one, too? (Dua Tefnut, Lady of Heavenly Fire...)
Tjemsy - "Two Red Ones"

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


Fedw Diviner | RevTjemsy@kemet.org

Offline Awdjerethethert

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Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2016, 11:28:40 pm »
I really like those, Awdjeret! Did you write the first one, too? (Dua Tefnut, Lady of Heavenly Fire...)
I did. It seemed to pop into my mind fully formed.
Awdjerethethert, a.k.a. Awdjeret. They/them pronouns, please.
Child of Hethert-Sekhmet; beloved of Tefnut and Djehuty

Offline Rev. Tjemsy

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Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2016, 09:26:47 am »
I really like those, Awdjeret! Did you write the first one, too? (Dua Tefnut, Lady of Heavenly Fire...)
I did. It seemed to pop into my mind fully formed.

That's so awesome. I've never had that experience. ^^;
Tjemsy - "Two Red Ones"

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


Fedw Diviner | RevTjemsy@kemet.org

Offline Itenumuti

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Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2016, 05:15:20 pm »
This thread brings me great joy. Thank you all for it. :3

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Senebty, Tenu
𓇋𓏏𓈖𓏌𓏲𓂉𓏛𓄿𓏭
Child of Nebt-het & Hethert-Nut
Beloved of Ma'ahes, Serqet, & Wepwawet
𓉠𓃕𓄂𓆫𓃧

 


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