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Post by Divine 277 on 16.08.10 8:19

Aset, Auset or Isis,
the seventh member of the company of the gods of Annu, was the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus; her woes have been described both by Egyptian and Greek writers.
Her commonest names are "the great goddess, the divine mother, the mistress of charms or enchantments"; in later times she is called the "mother of the gods," and the "living one."
She is usually depicted in the form of a woman, with a head-dress in the shape of a seat, the hieroglyphic for which forms her name. The animal sacred to her was the cow, hence she sometimes wears upon her head the horns of that animal accompanied by plumes and feathers. In one aspect she is identified with the goddess Selk or Serq, and she then has upon her head a scorpion, the emblem of that goddess;[3] in another aspect she is united to the star Sothis, and then a star is added to her crown. She is, however, most commonly represented as the mother suckling her child Horus, and figures of her in this aspect, in bronze and fa´ence, exist in thousands. As a nature goddess she is seen standing in the boat of the sun, and she was probably the deity of the dawn.


Maat:, the wife of Thoth, was the daughter of Ra, and a very ancient goddess; she seems to have assisted Ptah and Khnemu in carrying out rightly the work of creation ordered by Thoth. There is no one word which will exactly describe the Egyptian conception of Maat both from a physical and from a moral point of view; but the fundamental idea of the word is " straight," and from the Egyptian texts it is clear that maat meant right, true, truth, real, genuine, upright, righteous, just, steadfast, unalterable, etc. Thus already in the Prisse papyrus it is said, "Great is maat, the mighty and unalterable, and it hath never been broken since the time of Osiris,"[1] and Ptah-hetep counsels his listener to "make maat, or right and truth, to germinate." The just, upright, and straight man is maat and in a book of moral precepts it is said, "God will judge the right (maa). Maat, the goddess of the unalterable laws of heaven, and the daughter of Ra, is depicted in female form, with the feather emblematic of maat, on her head, or with the feather alone for a head, and the sceptre in one hand, and {an ankh} in the other. In the judgment scene two Maat goddesses appear; one probably is the personification of physical law, and the other of moral rectitude.

Het-heru, or Hathor the "house of Horus," was the goddess of the sky wherein Horus the sun-god rose and set. Subsequently a great number of goddesses of the same name were developed from her, and these were identified with Isis, Neith, Iusaset, and many other goddesses whose attributes they absorbed. A group of seven Hathors is also mentioned, and these appear to have partaken of the nature of good fairies. In one form Hathor was the goddess of love, beauty,
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Re: The goddess/and goddesses by many names

Post by Divine 277 on 16.09.10 3:26

I m going to apply the laws of Maat In this topic , cause maybe , just maybe it will come some discussions about it Smile

from Wikipedia :
1. I have not committed sin.
2. I have not committed robbery with violence.
3. I have not stolen.
4. I have not slain men and women.
5. I have not stolen grain.
6. I have not purloined offerings.
7. I have not stolen the property of the god.
8. I have not uttered lies.
9. I have not carried away food.
10. I have not uttered curses.
11. I have not committed adultery.
12. I have not lain with men.
13. I have made none to weep.
14. I have not eaten the heart [i.e I have not grieved uselessly, or felt remorse].
15. I have not attacked any man.
16. I am not a man of deceit.
17. I have not stolen cultivated land.
18. I have not been an eavesdropper.
19. I have slandered [no man].
20. I have not been angry without just cause(?).
21. I have not debauched the wife of any man.
22. I have not polluted myself.
23. I have terrorised none.
24. I have not transgressed [the Law].
25. I have not been wroth.
26. I have not shut my ears to the words of truth.
27. I have not blasphemed.
28. I am not a man of violence.
29. I am not a stirrer up of strife (or a disturber of the peace).
30. I have not acted (or judged) with undue haste.
31. I have not pried into matters.
32. I have not multiplied my words in speaking.
33. I have wronged none, I have done no evil.
34. I have not worked witchcraft against the King (or blasphemed against the King).
35. I have never stopped [the flow of] water.
36. I have never raised my voice (spoken arrogantly, or in anger?).
37. I have not cursed (or blasphemed) God.
38. I have not acted with arrogance(?).
39. I have not stolen the bread of the gods.
40. I have not carried away the khenfu cakes from the Spirits of the dead.
41. I have not snatched away the bread of the child, nor treated with contempt the god of my city.
42. I have not slain the cattle belonging to the god.[26]

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Post by Jonathan on 16.09.10 8:24

I don't think this has anything to do with the REAL laws of Maat. I believe these were just social guidelines created by men in Ancient Egypt for the proper functioning of society in general. These things are way too superficial and mundane to be laws or ideas created by any god or Universal power.

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Post by Divine 277 on 16.09.10 8:29

Jonathan wrote:I don't think this has anything to do with the REAL laws of Maat. I believe these were just social guidelines created by men in Ancient Egypt for the proper functioning of society in general. These things are way too superficial and mundane to be laws or ideas created by any god or Universal power.

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Yes , I do agree whit you... But I bet you can cut them down to just 10 Wink

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Post by Syrianeh on 17.09.10 4:19

Well, I have broken about half of those laws... Ammit must be sharpening her fangs affraid
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Post by Divine 277 on 17.09.10 4:26

Syrianeh wrote:Well, I have broken about half of those laws... Ammit must be sharpening her fangs affraid

Lol... me to :S
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Post by Divine 277 on 17.09.10 4:31

27 to be exact ... :S curiously enough scratch
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Post by Jonathan on 17.09.10 7:11

lol Me too. Smile Maat must be furious...
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Post by Nebibi on 17.09.10 8:43

14. I have not eaten the heart [i.e I have not grieved uselessly, or felt remorse].
-I really liked this one...hehehe
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Re: The goddess/and goddesses by many names

Post by Divine 277 on 18.09.10 2:02

I have to say that i like the rules of living better Smile

Never forget to listen and learn
Never close your eyes to the possibility of truth and knowledge
Never forget that understanding and respect helps us coexist.
Never forget that thing may not always be as it seems.
Never forget the knowledge in your own hart.
NEVER FORGET that the hart is chaos, and logic is order.
Never forget that everything has its counter part.


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Post by godofbattle on 18.09.10 21:05

Do any of you think that Hathor could be the primordial concubine.
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Post by Divine 277 on 19.09.10 5:53

well, I promise to answer that question , when i finally do agree whit my self on the topic Wink

It would be nice if someone else answered tho... Smile

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