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Sekhmet From Wepwawet Wiki Jump to: navigation navigation,, search Sekhmet is dual-aspected with Hethert Hethert..

Name Sekhmet

Powerful Female

Names - Alternate Sachmet, Sakhet, Sakhmet

Appearance A lioness or lioness-headed woman. 

Sekhmet



Sekhmet Seated

Parents

It is most often related that Sekhmet was created when Ra set forth His Eye against humanity and the bloodlust of the Eye of Ra could not be sated enough for Her to stop Her rampage against mortal man. In other myths, Nut and Geb are listed as Her parents.

Consorts Ptah

Children Nefertem

Epithets         

Eye of Ra The Red Lady At Whose Wish the Arts were Born Lady of Enchantments Destroyer by Plagues (One who is) powerful (One) Before Whom Evil Trembles Mistress of Dread Lady of Slaughter

Roles Sekhmet is associated with medicine, healing, and disease. In a ncient Kemet, the people would try to placate her so that she would keep plague and sickness away. Her priests were often the doctors and surgeons of the ancient world.

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Sekhmet also represented divine vengeance and the consequences thereof. She represented the Left-Hand of God with Whom the enemies o f Netjer, Ma'at and the King would have to answer. She was one of the Eyes of Ra. Sekhmet led the pharoahs in battle and protected them w ith arrows of flames. Her body represented the harshest part of the day, the midday sun. Her breath was said to create the desert, and was also the hot desert wind.[2]

Worship Centers Main site: Men-nefer (Greek: Memphis), 1st Nome, Lower Egypt Other sites: Imu/Kom-el-Hisn, 3rd N, Lower Egypt [3]

Festivals Myths

In the legend of Ra and Hathor, Sekhmet was released by Ra to slay humans who were plotting against him. Made intoxicated by blood lust, she would have destroyed all of mankind if Ra had not taken pity on us. He tricked her by dyeing beer blood-red with pomegranate juice which she drank believ ing it to be human blood, and became drunk. She soon forgot her anger and we were saved from destruction. Full myth here

Art Ancient  

Statue of Sekhmet Temple Painting of Sekhmet

Modern  

Drinker of Blood Papyrus Sekhmet

Hymns Ancient An Invocation and Litany of Sekhmet

Modern

Offerings Food/Drink      

Red beer Red meat Spicy/exotic foods Pomegranates Pomegranate juice Naan Bread

Items 

Blades

Stones         

Fire Agate Bloodstone Carnelian Fluorite Garnet Hematite Red Jasper Ruby Tiger's eye

Scents Tends not to appreciate flowery, citrus-y, or sweet scents. And has a preference for more "Oriental" or "Exotic" scents. (missing citation, may be unverified personal gnosis)       

Amber Cardamom Frankincense Lotus (for her softer  side) Myrrh Patchouli (aged) Sandalwood

Colours  

Red Gold

Flowers Any flowers and plants with healing properties.

Prayer Associations The Names of Netjer are not static divinities like their counterparts in other cultures (i.e., Goddess of Love, God of War, Goddess of Sex, etc). They are not simply relegated to their specific spheres of influence and are therefore not powerless beyond those realms. The ancients had a healthy and regular relationship with their gods and thus asked of their particular deity anything they m ay have needed or wanted. However, there are many things within Sekhmet's spheres of influence that She may be very proficient in helping you with:      

Prayers Prayers Prayers Prayers Prayers Prayers

for justice for health against sickness and ailments for doctors for vengeance for pregnancy

Sekhmet is also mentioned in the 42 Negative Confessions: "Hail Bright-Flame, coming forth from Ptah's temple in Mennefer (Hwt-ka-Ptah in Memphis), I do not dislike myself."

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Common Misconceptions Sekhmet is not one face of a dichotomy with Bast. In ancient times, she was never considered the fiercer, "business side" of Bast and She is not considered so now.

Bast worship was prevalant in Lower Egypt while Sekhmet's worship was prevelant in Upper Egypt, but this dichotomy does not make them sisters. [5]

External Links http://wepwawet.org/wiki/index.php?title=Sekhmet

Set From Wepwawet Wiki (Redirected from Seth) Jump to: navigation, search

Name

Alternates:

Meaning: Possibly a form of "to dazzle"

Names - Alternate Sutekh, Setesh, Seteh Greek/Roman: Seth

Appearance Set can appear as a "Set-animal", a man with a "Set -animal" head, a donkey, a pig, or a hippopotamus. He can also be portrayed with red hair. The Set animal is a red mammal with tall, squared-off ears, curved snout, and a forked tail. Debate is ongoing about what kind of animal this is, or if it's a mythical beast.



Parents 

Nut and Geb

Consorts   

Nebt-het Astarte and Anat

Children 

Sometimes cited as the father of Yinepu

Epithets       

He Before Whom the Sky Shakes Lord of the Red Land Great of Strength Lord of the Desert (wind) The Red Lord Lord of the Northern Sky Mighty One of Two-fold Strength

Roles    

Smites Apep daily with the rising of the sun. The red of the sunrise is the blood of Apep. Associated with thunderstorms. Ruler of necessary chaos and change. Responsible for the death of Wesir. Without the death of Wesir, Wesir could not be king of the West.

Worship Centers  

Nubt (Naqada) Nubt (Kom Ombo)

Myths The Contendings of Heru And Set

A myth where Set, having been denied the throne of Egypt in favour of Heru-sa-Aset, engages in a series of quarrels and contests with the young Heru. Summary: The Gods have met in council to decide who shall take the throne of Wesir. They quarrel over who is best suited -- Ra is indebted to Set, as He slays Apep for Him every morning. Also, Heru is young. Shu suggests that Heru take the throne, as he is Wesir's son. Djehuty writes to Nit who decrees that Heru should take the throne. Ra is angry for a while, but is quickly pla cated by Hethert. Each God states His case. Some Gods favour Set fo r his seniority, while others favour Heru for his lineage. Aset,Heru's mother, upsets Set by trying to intervene, so the council is moved and Aset is told not to enter. Aset is very clever and manages to enter the council several times. There are a handful of conflicts between Heru and Set. In the end, Heru is proven capable of taking the throne. He is crowned, but Set is allowed to accompan yRa in his barque daily, among other great gifts. Links to the whole myth:  

[1] [2]

Art Ancient Modern

Hymns Ancient Modern

Offerings Food/Drink        

Dark rum orange juice dark chocolate coffee oranges orange rum steak smothered in A1 sauce liver

Items   

Knives Swords Weapons

Stones    

Bloodstone Garnet Jasper Red Tiger's eye

Scents

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Frankincense Myrrh Patchouli

Colours 

Red

Flowers

Prayer Associations Set is mentioned in the 42 Negative Confessions: Purification 29: "Hail Foreteller of Speech, coming forth from Wensy, I do not cause tumult.[3]"

Common Misconceptions Set is not evil, and the chaos he brings is different from the chaos wrought by Apep. Set brings about change by tearing away the things you no longer need, and this can be an uncomfortable process to say the least. He will not coddle you and will not abide self-pity. His strictness can be mistaken for callousness, and sometimes his actions seem damaging and destructive.

Other Views Set can be about something other than the destructive part of His being, as there are some who have experienced the less stoic and stringent side of this god . He can be accommodating, emotional and laid back for sure. A part of Set challenges one to see beyond the barriers, self-made or not; and, sometimes those barriers are but tests to search areas of one's self, for both Him and for one's own knowledge. S ometimes the face Set presents to one is mirror to the o ne presented to Him.

External Links  

Per Set Kemet.org's Set Page

Retrieved from "http://wepwawet.org/wiki/index.php?title=Set"

Set From Wepwawet Wiki (Redirected from Seth)

Jump to: navigation, search

Name

Alternates:

Meaning: Possibly a form of "to dazzle"

Names - Alternate Sutekh, Setesh, Seteh Greek/Roman: Seth

Appearance Set can appear as a "Set-animal", a man with a "Set -animal" head, a donkey, a pig, or a hippopotamus. He can also be portrayed with red hair. The Set animal is a red mammal with tall, squared-off ears, curved snout, and a forked tail. Debate is ongoing about what kind of animal this is, or if it's a mythical beast. 

Parents 

Nut and Geb

Consorts

  

Nebt-het Astarte and Anat

Children 

Sometimes cited as the father of Yinepu

Epithets       

He Before Whom the Sky Shakes Lord of the Red Land Great of Strength Lord of the Desert (wind) The Red Lord Lord of the Northern Sky Mighty One of Two-fold Strength

Roles    

Smites Apep daily with the rising of the sun. The red of the sunrise is the blood of Apep. Associated with thunderstorms. Ruler of necessary chaos and change. Responsible for the death of Wesir. Without the death of Wesir, Wesir could not be king of the West.

Worship Centers  

Nubt (Naqada) Nubt (Kom Ombo)

Myths The Contendings of Heru And Set A myth where Set, having been denied the throne of Egypt in favour of Heru-sa-Aset, engages in a series of quarrels and contests with the young Heru. Summary: The Gods have met in council to decide who shall take the throne of Wesir. They quarrel over who is best suited -- Ra is indebted to Set, as He slays Apep for Him every morning. Also, Heru is young. Shu suggests that Heru take the throne, as he is Wesir's son. Djehuty writes to Nit who decrees that Heru should take the throne. Ra is angry for a while, but is quickly pla cated by Hethert. Each God states His case. Some Gods favour Set fo r his seniority, while others favour Heru for his lineage. Aset,Heru's mother, upsets Set by trying to intervene, so the council is moved and Aset is told not to enter. Aset is very clever and manages to enter the council several times. There are a handful of conflicts between Heru and Set. In the end, Heru is proven capable of taking the throne. He is crowned, but Set is allowed to accompan yRa in his barque daily, among other great gifts. Links to the whole myth:

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[1] [2]

Art Ancient Modern

Hymns Ancient Modern

Offerings Food/Drink        

Dark rum orange juice dark chocolate coffee oranges orange rum steak smothered in A1 sauce liver

Items   

Knives Swords Weapons

Stones    

Bloodstone Garnet Jasper Red Tiger's eye

Scents   

Frankincense Myrrh Patchouli

Colours 

Red

Flowers

Prayer Associations Set is mentioned in the 42 Negative Confessions:

Purification 29: "Hail Foreteller of Speech, coming forth from Wensy, I do not cause tumult.[3]"

Common Misconceptions Set is not evil, and the chaos he brings is different from the chaos wrought by Apep. Set brings about change by tearing away the things you no longer need, and this can be an uncomfortable process to say the least. He will not coddle you and will not abide self-pity. His strictness can be mistaken for callousness, and sometimes his actions seem damaging and destructive.

Other Views Set can be about something other than the destructive part of His being, as there are some who have experienced the less stoic and stringent side of this god . He can be accommodating, emotional and laid back for sure. A part of Set challenges one to see beyond the barriers, self-made or not; and, sometimes those barriers are but tests to search areas of one's self, for both Him and for one's own knowledge. S ometimes the face Set presents to one is mirror to the o ne presented to Him.

External Links  

Per Set Kemet.org's Set Page

Retrieved from "http://wepwawet.org/wiki/index.php?title=Set"

Heru-sa-Aset From Wepwawet Wiki Jump to: navigation, search

Name Heru-sa-Aset

- Heru-pa-Khered

Alternate Names   

Heru-nedj-it-ef (Gr: Harendotes  Ἁρενδοτης ) - Heru Savior of His Father Heru-pa-khered (Gr: Harpocrates  Ἁρποκράτης) - Heru the Child Heru-sema-tawy - Heru, Uniter of the Two Lands

Appearance  

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A youth with a sidelock, sometimes sitting on the lap of his mother Aset Heru-pa-Khered is depicted as a child holding one finger to his mouth (a direct copy of the hieroglyph for "child," not related to the modern meaning of "silence" we see in that gesture). Flanking his father Wesir with Aset on the other side Can appear as a hawk or as a hawk-headed man, wearing the Double Crown (pschent) of Lower Kemet. 

Heru-sa-Aset



Heru-pa-khered

Parents Aset and Wesir

Consorts He is occasionally depicted as being a consort of Hethert, though She is usually associated with Heru-wer

Children With Hethert, He is said to have a son, Ihy. Ihy is occasionally said to be the son of  Heruwer and Hethert instead.

Epithets  

Roles

Uniter of the Two Lands Savior of His Father

Heru-sa-Aset is associated with kingship. He is associated with heka, and with justice and victory. Heru-sema-tawy (Harsomtus or Harsomptus) is a specialized form of Heru as a uniter of the Two Kingdoms. Stele depicting Heru-pa-Khered standing on the back of a crocodile, holding snakes in His outstretched hands were erected in temple courtyards, where they would be immersed or lustrated in water; the water was then used for blessing and healing purposes as the Name was attributed with many protective and healing powers. It is perhaps ironic in this light that late myths describe Heru-pa-Khered as being both physically weak and incapable of protecting himself, relying upon the power of His mother Aset to protect Him until His manhood.

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Worship Centers Festivals Heru-sa-Aset is honored at several festivals during the Kemetic ye ar. He is occasionally honored during lunar festivals.

Creation Story When Aset found Wesir's body after Set had killed him, she took the fo rm of a hawk and concieved Heru-saAset.

Myths The Contendings of Heru And Set A myth where Set, having been denied the throne of Egypt in favour of Heru-sa-Aset, engages in a series of quarrels and contests with the young Heru. Summary: The Gods have met in council to decide who shall take the throne of Wesir. They quarrel over who is best suited -- Ra is indebted to Set, as He says Apep for Him every morning. Also, Heru is young. Shu suggests that Heru take the throne, as he is Wesir's son. Djehuty writes to Nit who decrees that Heru should take the throne. Ra is angry for a while, but is quickly placated by Hethert. Each God states His case. Some Gods favour Set for his seniority, while others favour Heru for his lineage. Aset, Heru's mother, upsets Set by trying to intervene, so the council is moved and Aset is told not to enter. Aset is very clever and manages to enter the council several times. There are a handful of conflicts between Heru and Set. In the end, Heru is proven capable of taking the throne. He is crowned, butSet is allowed to accompany Ra in his barque daily, among other great gifts. Links to the whole myth:  

http://www.philae.nu/philae/Horus&Seth.html  http://nefertiti.iwebland.com/texts/horus_and_seth.htm

Offerings Food/Drink 

Items

Chocolate

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Knives Swords

Stones    

Amethyst Carnelian Lapis lazuli Turquoise

Scents  

Kyphi/Kapet Sandalwood

Heru-wer From Wepwawet Wiki Jump to: navigation, search

Name Heru-wer

Names - Alternate    

Heru the Elder Heru-ur Hrw-wr Greek: Horus (the Elder)

Appearance 

Hawk or Hawk-headed man wearing the white crown (hedjet) of Upper Kemet 

Heru-wer



Heru-wer

Parents Nut and Geb Heru-wer is the second child of the family, twin brother to Set.

Consorts 

Hethert Tasenetnofret - an earlier or alternate form of Hethert o

Children  

Ihy - The Beautiful One Panebtawy

Epithets      

Bone-Breaker Golden One Whose Body is Sky and Whose Eyes are Moon and Sun Great One of Speckled Plumage Great of Flame Lord of Terror Overthrower

Roles Unlike His father (Geb), older brother (Wesir), twin brother (Set), and nephew (Heru-sa-Aset), Heru-wer never served as the Nisut of Kemet. This left Him free to explore other aspects of life, like booze, war, and women! Heru-wer is a strong Name, and can be called upon to help overcome difficulties in your life. One area He has taken to particularly is helping in areas of finances, especially income. He works with Wepwawet to provide new opportunities in jobs.

Worship Centers

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Nekhen (Heirakonpolis) Edfu Khem (Letopolis) Pe in Buto Kom Ombo

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Festivals One major festival is His birthday, the 2nd Day Upon The Year The Feast of The Beautiful Reunion is a celebration of both Heru-wer and Hethert. Hethert left almost a year ago, and has been returning since the winter solstice. The two are finally back together. It is a festiv al of love and togetherness. The feast takes place towards the end of the year.

Creation Story and Myths There is a myth describing the first appearance of  Heru-Behdety, a form of Heru-wer taking the appearance of the winged sun disk. Heru-wer heard of a plot to over throw him, and w ent to Ra for assistance. Ra turned Him away, insisting that He could not help Heru, lest Heru be judged weak. The fight waged for some time, until the forces of isfet began to overtake Heru's army. Heru once again cried out to His father, Who blessed Heru with the form of the blazing sun-disk, so that he could be victorious over the forces of isfet. He slew the opposing army, and was henceforth in this form known as Heru-Behdety. (Summarized from The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook by Tamara Siuda )

Offerings Food/Drink   

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Vodka Dark Rum Clear rum Oranges Apples Red meat Spicy Foods (not so spicy it burns, but enough that it kicks up the flavor a bit)

Items     

Metal (especially iron) Weaponry Cigars Clove cigarettes Flames

Stones

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Jasper Lapis lazuli

Scents 

Orange

Colours   

Orange Red Brown

Flowers

Prayer Associations Common Misconceptions External Links Retrieved from "http://wepwawet.org/wiki/index.php?title=Heru-wer

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