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Author Topic: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs  (Read 1753 times)

Offline Subani

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2018, 06:40:56 am »
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Subani, I never thought of Wepwawet in that way, but I can see it.  :)
I almost never see the death/embalming/afterlife/Yinepu side of Wepwawet. I know its my UPG but I feel like it might be because thinking about the realities of death terrifies me.

Im still not sure about Amun. I dont know if He would work exactly. But I do associate Him with David Draiman so maybe I want to say rock musician lol.
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Online Tawa'ubastmut

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2018, 06:57:39 am »
Mafdet - Police officer (or similar) who knows the ins and outs of justice and how to deal it fairly. I would have said she would be a judge, but I see her as someone more in the field doing the work.
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Offline Padememheru

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2018, 09:56:20 am »
Set: I cannot see Him as being a truck driver or anything like that. My Set is all odd and I can't describe Him very well as a result. He's a bit commanding like some kind of King. I'm not really sure what I see Him doing but that isn't it.

Heru-wer: Some kind of military veteran, definitely.

Ptah: Obvious but he'd be an architect or a carpenter or something like that.

Wepwawet: No idea yet. At all.

Em hotep Bawsudjawi, that is perfectly okay.  We all experience the Netjer in different ways.  This is one of the reasons I started the thread, to see how others envision them in a modern setting and have fun brainstorming/comparing ideas.  :) 
"When you do things right people won't be sure you've done anything at all." - Futurama's "Godfellas"

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Offline Taji

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2018, 10:00:03 am »
Set: I cannot see Him as being a truck driver or anything like that. My Set is all odd and I can't describe Him very well as a result. He's a bit commanding like some kind of King. I'm not really sure what I see Him doing but that isn't it.

Heru-wer: Some kind of military veteran, definitely.

Ptah: Obvious but he'd be an architect or a carpenter or something like that.

Wepwawet: No idea yet. At all.

Em hotep Bawsudjawi, that is perfectly okay.  We all experience the Netjer in different ways.  This is one of the reasons I started the thread, to see how others envision them in a modern setting and have fun brainstorming/comparing ideas.  :) 

Totally agreed. I think this stuff is helpful.

It took me YEARS to realize that my Sekhmet is the One Who Rages and not the One Who Heals.  Totally awesome that other people get her in that aspect. 

Me? Life’s been a lot less infuriating since I removed Her iconography from my office.  I was getting over the top pissed off at the everyday BS and bureaucracy when She was here. 

Now I have Yinepu in my office.  Way more chill. 

I actually get Hethert as my beloved almost as much as Sekhmet whereas I don’t feel that way about Wepwawet or Serqet.  Wepwawet is friendly, but He knows everybody.  It’s not more than that.  We all need Him daily for stuff to work.  Serqet clearly has no interest in me.  I’m alright with it. I’m wondering if I need a strong Hethert because of how hacked off my Sekhmet is.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2018, 10:04:04 am by Taji »

Offline Padememheru

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2018, 10:05:32 am »
Em hotep all, I love this thread!

For my line up:

Aset-Serqet to me feels like a stay at home mom who volunteers for everything, she does some hours at the poison center, she does hours at the senior and hospice center and at the food kitchen. Her priorities to me are her son and her people/community.
Love language: Quality Time (Totally agree there, she did NOT get enough time with Wesir)

Ra would be the most happy go lucky farmer you've ever met, he's got all sorts of produce that he brings to the farmer's market to sell and fresh honey from his own hive. He makes jams and cans beans. He flies his own biplane outside of his farm for fun and has a poker night with the boys.
Love language: Physical Touch (because the sun's rays touch everything)

Djehuty to me, would be A LOT like Gezausenu's Djehuty professor OR he is a library technician kinda guy, with gloves handling the oldest texts we have, gingerly, like they are his own children. He translates texts and scans them for copies. His hands are steady and his mind is sharp, finesse and grace are in his wrists. Maybe some of the texts he's made a copy on his own flash drive for some personal light reading. He takes work home all the time and drinks a tea and goes to town.
Love language: Words of affirmation

Wadjet would either be in the army OR a secret service member--protecting her King. She's such a warrior that it's hard to imagine her doing anything else for me... I almost said army doctor but it could only be in the combat sense in an active battle field, rushing to the wounded. She's strong and would never leave anyone behind. She's incredibly loyal and loving of her family, King and her people.
Love language: Acts of Service

This has been super fun.

Senebty

Em hotep Tuteniaset, I can definitely see that for Wadjet.  As for Aset's love language, absolutely, especially if She could see Wesir on a daily basis.  If I were to mirror Their story though to a modern setting, I think it would be along the lines of Wesir being a pilot or maybe a doctor as both have incredibly long hours, making it hard for them to see each other.  Something like that anyway.

As for Ra that is an interesting idea for Him being a farmer, but if I think about it I can get behind it.  He would know all the best times to grow food, when the sun was out and shined the most.  To me He'd be the pagan farmer who uses the phases of moon and the planets etc...And his produce would always be the best kind at the famer's market.  Same goes for poker night and flying His favorite biplane.  Who do you see joining for poker night?  For me it's Set, Khonsu, and Djehuty being the main three.  :)
"When you do things right people won't be sure you've done anything at all." - Futurama's "Godfellas"

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Offline Padememheru

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2018, 10:09:57 am »
Set: I cannot see Him as being a truck driver or anything like that. My Set is all odd and I can't describe Him very well as a result. He's a bit commanding like some kind of King. I'm not really sure what I see Him doing but that isn't it.

Heru-wer: Some kind of military veteran, definitely.

Ptah: Obvious but he'd be an architect or a carpenter or something like that.

Wepwawet: No idea yet. At all.

Em hotep Bawsudjawi, that is perfectly okay.  We all experience the Netjer in different ways.  This is one of the reasons I started the thread, to see how others envision them in a modern setting and have fun brainstorming/comparing ideas.  :) 

Totally agreed. I think this stuff is helpful.

It took me YEARS to realize that my Sekhmet is the One Who Rages and not the One Who Heals.  Totally awesome that other people get her in that aspect. 

Me? Life’s been a lot less infuriating since I removed Her iconography from my office.  I was getting over the top pissed off at the everyday BS and bureaucracy when She was here. 

Now I have Yinepu in my office.  Way more chill. 

I actually get Hethert as my beloved almost as much as Sekhmet whereas I don’t feel that way about Wepwawet or Serqet.  Wepwawet is friendly, but He knows everybody.  It’s not more than that.  We all need Him daily for stuff to work.  Serqet clearly has no interest in me.  I’m alright with it. I’m wondering if I need a strong Hethert because of how hacked off my Sekhmet is.

Em hotep Taji, I can understand that.  I've always the battle/rage aspect of Sekhmet and so I can see how Her image might promote similar feelings.  Though I haven't had much experience with Her except one dream, I do love Sekhmet, but She can definitely be intimidating and incur stronger emotions for sure. 
"When you do things right people won't be sure you've done anything at all." - Futurama's "Godfellas"

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Offline Taji

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2018, 10:45:07 am »
Yeah. My Sekhmet is angry at what Her work has become in our society.  She rages because She IS the healer.  And Her healers can’t heal because of all the stuff that’s put in the way.  Prior auths, various metrics to check off, tons of bureaucratic hoops from both the government and insurance companies.  I told Her at the Healing Ceremony when She was in saq that I was ashamed that doing Her work didn’t bring me joy.  She strongly and emphatically replied, “Bureaucracy is not My work.”

Greater than 50% of physicians report symptoms of burnout. Physicians have either the highest or second highest suicide rate by profession, depending on which source you read.

Senebty,

Taji

Offline Terra Akhert

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2018, 11:27:08 am »
I absolutely love this thread! Ra as a super pagan farmer clicks with me on a deep level.

 I see Djehuty working in a library, especially as a cataloguer. I’m a librarian so it’s easy for me to see Him there.

Taweret of course is a midwife for me but She also teaches those pregnancy yoga classes and is the sassy friend who reminds you that “you’re worth it” whenever you feel down.

Hapi definitely works at a spa and does mud baths and skin exfoliation for deities, netjeri and akhu. He also listens to their stresses after a long day while massaging them.

Hethert is a conjure witch Who is extremely knowledgeable and kind. She connects with Her customers via Her very active Instagram account.

Imhotep works in a hospital and/or is a physical therapist. He serves as a mentor for all the young netjeri who work there.

Hatmehyt is a fishing guide Who takes people out on boats. In Her spare time She fishes but has a tendency to give Her catch to someone else to enjoy.
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Offline Gezausenu

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2018, 11:52:09 am »
Hey friends.

I'm going to say something, and then I'm going to back out of this conversation because it's gone way over my head.

I appreciate that everyone's just sharing their own thoughts and personal experiences, but I wanted to express the pain that the current discussion has caused me. I thought this was just going to be a light-hearted topic, which is why I jumped on board. I didn't expect to have my ideas be outright refuted twice in the same post, or have my experiences of my Mother as a Healer--not a raging Warrior--and with damn good reason--be pushed to the side to discuss the real-world effects of bureaucracy on those in whose profession I, solely for the intent of this discussion, envisioned Her.

I realize that for those who participated, this was just a discussion and no harm was meant. But for me it felt like my experiences were being brushed aside or invalidated, and it was exceptionally painful.

Senebty,
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Offline ubenetsenu

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2018, 12:11:48 pm »
fwiw, Gezausenu, that image of Sekhmet really spoke to me, as a former EMT and a daughter of Sekhmet-Mut.
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Offline Taji

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2018, 12:18:30 pm »
Now I feel that my experience has been attacked and invalidated.  I feel called out.  I feel accused of saying something I did not say.

I specifically said that all our differing experiences are valid and that I’m glad some get Sekhmet the Physician.  As a matter of fact, my discussion of my aspect of Sekhmet was begun precisely to illustrate that point.

It felt good to be able to share how my aspect of Sekhmet helps me navigate the day to day struggles of my life.  And how I’ve come to know Her.

But no.  Too intense.  Too invalidating. If I ever say something someone finds upsetting, I’d truly appreciate them clarifying if what they thought I said is actually what I meant and to be given the opportunity to clear up misunderstanding. I would really appreciate some benefit of the doubt here. 

I feel shut down.  Not only do I feel shut down, I feel shut down over an issue where I often feel shut down.  So it hurts extra hard.

Senebty,

Taji
« Last Edit: July 30, 2018, 12:38:45 pm by Taji »

Offline Taji

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2018, 12:27:31 pm »
fwiw, Gezausenu, that image of Sekhmet really spoke to me, as a former EMT and a daughter of Sekhmet-Mut.

It’s a beautiful image.  I loved it too. 


Offline Djehutyendy

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2018, 01:08:38 pm »
Em hotep!

As on observer up until this point, I felt that the sharing of ideas thus far seemed quite neutral. I'm sorry that anyone is feeling attacked. I love everyone's explanation of what they see a Name of Netjer doing for a job, even if it isn't a way I see it. It's ok to disagree. I hope we can continue to share our thoughts (however similar or different) in this thread.

I definitely see Djehuty as a scientist. My opinion is a little biased since that is what my profession is, but it is neat to see that others see Him that way, too! My second pick for Djehuty would be a lawyer. The good kind. One who makes sure that justice is just.

Geb would be a farmer, in my opinion. I'm tempted to say more of a local farmer who brings His produce to farmer's markets every week, but I could also see Him working on a large farm that produces food for many, many people. Since He is Father Earth, everything He does is on a large scale :D

I'm having trouble coming up for anything for Hethert. Sekhmet, though, I do see as an ER doctor/surgeon.

Sobek is a personal trainer at a gym.

Aset is a high school teacher... I'm not sure why I think this, but I think it is because I have a sister who is a teacher and I feel Aset around her. I also think it is because you have to be firm and be able to lay down the hammer when working with rowdy kids (I get a firm and slightly intimidating Aset).

I'll add more as I think of it!

Senebty <3
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Offline Temimensenu

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2018, 01:15:32 pm »
I have a piece of artwork I bought that depicts Sobek as a lifeguard, and I find that it fits Dad so well.
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Offline Yinepuemsaes

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Re: If the Netjer Had Modern Jobs
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2018, 06:55:51 pm »
I could see Sekhmet as a surgeon.  "The best way to heal is with cold hard steel", as some of the veterinary surgery specialists I know say...as in, debriding an infected wound, removing a foreign body, lancing an abscess, etc.
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