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Author Topic: Question regarding Netjer.  (Read 1638 times)

Offline Justice60

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Question regarding Netjer.
« on: July 08, 2017, 07:19:48 pm »
Em hotep!

Although I realize Ancient Kemet was not particularly regarded as a 'horse culture',  I am wondering if any of the god/desses are specially connected to horses (in any capacity).
Thanks everyone.
Justice. Xx

Offline Sedjfaiemitui

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Re: Question regarding Netjer.
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 07:46:07 pm »
Em hotep nefer, Justice!

The deities shown with or on horses are the Egyptianized Levantine deities Rešep and the Astaret-Goddesses. Qudšu/Qōteš/Kadesh is shown in Her "native" Levantine representations riding a horse on occasion, but if memory serves, this didn't carry over into Egyptian art; instead, She is shown standing on the back of a male lion. Hebet Temple in the Khargeh Oasis, which dates to the Late Period, is one of a few surviving sources for this type of iconography for the Astaret-Goddesses in particular. Otherwise, it's mostly Set and Sepa shown as donkey-headed on occasion (and in the case of Set, as a full-on donkey, often though not always red). Donkeys aren't quite horses, but until Rešep and the Astaret-Goddesses were incorporated into Egyptian religion(s) between the Late Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom Periods, you didn't really see much of anything horselike per theophanies of deities apart from donkeys.

I hope this helps!

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Offline Justice60

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Re: Question regarding Netjer.
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 12:16:56 am »
Em hotep Sedjfaiemitui!

Thank you so much. This information is very helpful.

Justice Xx


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