For the Ancient Egyptians, there were several Goddesses associated with trees and their life-giving properties. The Tree Goddesses were often depicted as women with branches or leaves sprouting from their heads, symbolizing their connection to nature and the cycle of life. One of the most well-known Tree Goddesses was Hathor, who was often depicted with … Continue reading The Tree Goddesses
Mother Goddess Tefnut and a Morality Tale: The Lion in Search of Man
Animal fables may have been popular in Egypt since the New Kingdom, since there are illustrated papyri dated to the New Kingdom which depict animals acting in human situations, such as festivities, labors, and combats. The fable of The Lion in Search of Man is especially remarkable, because here the Egyptian stepped outside of themselves, looked at man, and found them to be evil. The final part of this fable predates a shorter and similar version in the Fables of Aesop.
Hymn to Sekhmet-Bastet Goddess of Protection
The Goddess Sekhmet-Bastet is recognized in many ways; Sekhmet is known predominately around creating and putting out Fires, while Bastet is the Goddess of Protection. Sekhmet-Bastet is "the One Who loves Ma'at" and "She Who detests unrighteousness." HYMN TO THE GODDESS SEKHMET-BASTET from the Temple of the Hathor at Dendera.(cfr. Dendera III 184-185) Sekhmet-Bastet, She … Continue reading Hymn to Sekhmet-Bastet Goddess of Protection
Prayer to Sekhmet-Bast
Mother of the gods, the One, the Only, Mistress of the crowns, thou rulest all; Sekhmet is thy name when thou art wrathful, Bast, beloved, when thy people call. Daughter of the Sun, with flame and fury Flashing from the prow upon the foe; Safely sails the Boat with thy protection Passing scatheless where thy … Continue reading Prayer to Sekhmet-Bast
Prayer to Hathor – Goddess of Beauty
To the Goddess of Love, the Lady of the Two Lands Giving praise to Hathor, who lives in Thebes. Kiss the earth for her in all her forms. May I pray to her for the greatness of her name, for the strength of her striking power. Love of her is in the hearts of the … Continue reading Prayer to Hathor – Goddess of Beauty
Sekhmet-Bastet Goddess of Fire
With great concern over the continued and growing fires around us, the Goddess Sekhmet comes to mind. She is recognized in many ways, and predominately around creating and putting out Fires. Here are some of her Divine Names from the Hymns of the Temple of Horus at Edfu: Eye of Ra Fire-breathing Lion Lady of … Continue reading Sekhmet-Bastet Goddess of Fire
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