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Author Topic: Netjeri studies  (Read 2052 times)

Offline Asethepetwi

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Re: Netjeri studies
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2020, 08:17:07 am »
Continuing the list from the first post here

Baw of the directions
Each direction have a group of souls that is related to them.
On the East and West are related to guiding the Barque of Ra from dusk to dawn and vice-verse.
The Baw Imentyw (Bau of the West) appear in jackal form pulling the Barque and honoring the Baw Iabtyw (Bau of the East) when they bring, in Uraeus or Baboon form, the Barque to Them. While the Souls of the East mourn for Wesir, the Souls of the West raise Him. They keep the time, the sun and life in motion, and, personally, They are very related to Yinepu-Wepwawep, speacilly the Western Ones.
The Baw Mehtyw (Bau of the North) and Ba Resy (Ba of the South, yes only one Ba) have very less informations. The Northean Souls are said to hold the storms in the sky and make the Barque of Ra to keep itself in place, this two points makes me associate Them with winds. The Southern Ba is the one with less information, the only thing I could find is that they appear in Ba-bird form.

This is a specific case that happens on the Book of the Dead of Henuttawy. A snake-like creature with wings and the head of a human and of a jackal and 2 pair of legs.
In front of the scarab-sundisk and a nightime starry sky, it reads "Death (mt/mwt), the Great God(ddess), creator of the Gods and the people.".
You can see Their picture here:

Hedj-Wer and Baba
Another one that has a lot of debates on where He is a Name or a Netjeri is Hedj-wer, The Great and White.
I found very few things about Him. He is associated with Djehuty and Iah, therefore, the Moon and Heru-wer. He is the protector of Heru's Udjat eye and was probably a helper-spirit of Djehuty, usually appearing in the form of a Babboon holding a knife or the Udjat-Eye.
Sometimes he is shown - as baboons are usually illustrated in Kemet - honoring the rising sun.
Baba (Babi) is another Baboon Netjeri, He is said to be the son of Wesir and is related to Djehuty (in the lunar-baboon aspect) and on Set. He usually appears with an erect phallus and have powers over the waters, He also receives the title of "Baba of the Horizon", probably as the chief of the baboons of the Dawn.
He can protect the deceased on their trip to the realms of Wesir, but can also "devour corpses and uproot hearts, inflict wounds without being seen", even Djehuty is said to be saved from Baba.

Qebehut (Qebehet, Qebechet)
Translated as "She of the Celestial Waters", Qebehut is a big Netjeri who is said to be the daughter of Yinepu and companion/friend of Djehuty. She is the one who appears with four jars of water to refresh and purify the heart and the body of the deceased and the Netjeru. She also opens the ways for the deceased to pass.
She probably have the iconography of a snake but can also appear human-like.

The Souls of Aset and Nebt-het
The Great Soul (Ba) of Aset (Ba-wer-Aset) and the The Great Living Soul (Ba) of Nebt-het (Ba-Ankh-A'a-Nebthet) are two interesting beings I recently found. On the LAGG there's is almost anything about each of Them. They are listed as two Swallows sitting on a hill.
Here is one exemple of what may be a manifestation of the Netjeryt, or two Netjeris that are Their Ba, like the Benu-bird.

The Four Sons of Heru
The 4 children of Heru-wer are protectors of the throne of Wesir, the deacesed and their limbs. They can also be referenced as sons of Aset with Heru, besides that, each of them is related to one of the protector Netjerut.
Duamutef (Praising His Mother) protects the stomach and is related to Nit. Usually have the head of a jackal.
Hapy (Runner) held the lungs and is related to Nebt-het. Usually have the head of a baboon.
Imset (The kindly one) protects the liver and is related with Aset. Usually have the head of a human.
Qebshenef (Cooling his brother) held the intestines and is related to Serqet. Usually have the head of a hawk.
Some other interesting things about Them is that They can be the supporters of heaven (specially Duamutef). Also They take form of messenger birds to announce when the king is crowned and stand in front of the Barque of Ra in the form of four golden falcons.

« Last Edit: November 11, 2020, 11:22:36 am by Asethepetwi »
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Offline Asethepetwi

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Re: Netjeri studies
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2020, 11:51:15 pm »
A few more informations on the Bau of the West can be found here:
Asethepetwi (Aset embraces me)
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l Sau apprentice l

Offline Rev. Shezatwepwawet

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Re: Netjeri studies
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2020, 09:57:29 am »
Kasia coordinated a conference last year on netjeri/demons in Kemet and has made her paper from the presentation publicly available!
Zat (She who makes Sekhmet laugh)
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Offline Asethepetwi

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Re: Netjeri studies
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2020, 11:00:33 pm »
Thank you, Zat for it <3

Here are some of the sources for more Netjeri research:

HAMMAD, Manal B. Demonic Beings in Ancient Egypt
LUCARELLI, Rite. Demons (benevolent and malevolent)
SZPAKOWSKA, Kasia. Demon Things Ancient Egyptian manifestations of liminal entities, found in the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections.
SZPAKOWSKA, Kasia. Demons in Ancient Egypt
VELDE, H. Te. Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (Te Velde's entries are about Kemetic Names)

In general, all Kasia Szpakowska's papers are very usefull to search for Netjeri stuff, and she also has the amazing site Demon Things

Also, the Lexicon der Ägyptischen Götter und Götterbezeichnungen (LAGG) pages for each Name has been my first source for each of Them.
Asethepetwi (Aset embraces me)
Sat Aset-Serqet Meryt Nut, Yinepu-Wepwawet, Bast, her Nit-Nebthet-Seshat
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