Nephthys – Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Nephthys (NebtHet) is a member of the Great Ennead of Heliopolis in Egyptian mythology, a daughter of Nut and Geb. At the time of the Fifth Dynasty Pyramid Texts, Nephthys appears as a goddess of the Heliopolitan Ennead. She is the sister of Isis and companion of the war-like deity, Set. As sister of Isis and especially Osiris, Nephthys is a protective goddess who symbolizes the death experience, just as Isis represented the (re-)birth experience.
Nephthys is a Greek epithet, transliterated as Nebet-het, and Nebt-het, from Egyptian hieroglyphs. The literal translation of her name is usually given as “Lady of the House,” which has caused some to mistakenly identify her with the notion of a “housewife,” or as the primary lady who ruled a domestic household. This is a pervasive error repeated in many commentaries concerning this deity. Her name means quite specifically, “Lady of the [Temple] Enclosure” which associates her with the role of priestess. Continue reading
From Myth to Divine Reality
Ancient African God/dess Reawakens in the Soul of the Diaspora
Mama Zogbé, Chief Hounon-Amengansie Priestess
Based on Book: Mami Wata: Africa’s Ancient God/dess Unveiled
By: Mamaissii Vivian Hunter Hindrew, M.Ed.
M Y T H O L O G I C A L O R I G I N S
From the outset, it must be emphatically stated that the name Mami Wata is plural, meaning it refers to a pantheon of ancient water deities. Mami Wata are not part of the Yoruba pantheon of Orishas (i.e. Yemoja, Oshun etc.), nor are their initiation ceremonies or means by which they are identified the same.
The priesthood of Mama Wata is overwhelmingly matriarchal, meaning that the Mami Watas are a part of Continue reading
Isis and The Seven Scorpions
From – see source
After Seth had killed Osiris, Isis had given birth to her son, Horus, and the sun god Ra had made Osiris lord of the Underworld, Isis began weaving a shroud to place around her husband’s mummy. Although Osiris’s spirit now reigned beneath the horizon, his lifeless body still required preparation for burial, as well as burial itself.
The infant Horus lay in a crib beside Isis as she worked. Soon Thoth, the god of wisdom, approached the new mother and warned, “Take care, Isis. Seth is looking for you and your son. I fear he means to kill you both.” Continue reading
“Now Auset had to begin her search once more. This time she had helpers, for Nebthet left her wicked husband Set and came to join her sister. And Anpu, the son of Ausar and Nebthet, taking the form of a jackal, assisted in the search. When Auset traveled over the land she was accompanied and guarded by seven scorpions.” See here.
By J. Hill (2010)
After the murder of Ausar, Auset tried to hide from Set, but he found her and imprisoned her in a spinning-mill and left her to weave her husband´s funeral linen. Tehuti realised that Auset would be in danger if Set realised she was pregnant and came to her aid. He freed Auset from the mill and advised her to go into hiding in the marshes with seven scorpions named Continue reading
The Story of Re
From Egyptian Myths (edited)
In the beginning, all was darkness, and there was nothing but the water of Nun. The power of Nun was such that there arose out of the darkness a great shining egg, and this was Re.
Now Re was all-powerful, and he could take many forms. His power and the secret of it lay in his hidden name; but if he spoke other names, that which he named came into being. “I am Khepera at the dawn, and Re at noon, and Atum in the evening,” he said. And the sun rose and passed across the sky and set for the first time.
Then he named Shu, and the first winds blew; he named Tefnut, the spitter, as the first rain fell. Next he named Geb, and the earth came into being; he named the goddess Nut, and she was the sky arched over the earth with her feet on one horizon and her hands on the other; he named Hapi, and the great River Nile flowed through the land and made it fruitful. Continue reading
Law of Auset
Prepare to sacrifice everything to become the vessel of God on earth, and you will, in turn, receive everything. This is devotion to serving God.
Reasoning: Auset corresponds to intuitive understanding of the law, so programming of behavior can be done at will. If we use intuition as a tool to program any desired behavior at will, then we can choose to manifest in peace and balance as our emotional reactions to all events.
METU NETER Vol.1, Pg. 233-235 Continue reading
Statute of Auset Suckling Heru; Bronze
Karnak Late Period (664-332 BCE)
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Despite the small scale of this figure of Auset (Isis) with the Heru (Horus) child on her lap, the African workmanship is rich in detail. The sides of the throne display woven patterns and the traditional motif of the unification of the Two Lands. The goddess wears anklets and armbands in addition to a close-fitting dress and uraeus diadem. The small Heru figure wears the Double Crown. But even here African Nubian-Kushite details can be recognized.
Auset was the daughter of the rulers Nut and Geb. Twin sister of Nebthet (Nephthys), wife and sister of Ausar (Osiris). The ideal wife and mother. Generally a goddess of the home and person rather than of the temple and the priest. The divine mother, Auset, is sitting on a lion throne. Her tripartite wig is covered with a vulture headdress, surmounted by the corba crown, with cows horns and solar disc. She is offering her breast to her son Heru, who was born a King, seated on her lap. Heru is shown with a side lock and nude, to indicate that he was a child. Continue reading