beanybooboo sordu:

i dont know how to word this right but like. what are ur thoughts on the story of moses and how it plays a role in like kemeticism and just egypt in general?

Truthfully, the story of Moses plays like 0% into Kemeticism. We have virtually no historical record of his existence, and no proof of a huge exodus of a bunch of slaves from Egypt. So really, for all intents and purposes, it really doesn’t have any effect on us at all. I’ve not seen it brought up in any history book ever. And since we’ve no historical record of it happening, I can’t even say that it effected Egypt in antiquity, either.

Currently, the largest effect Moses and the Exodus story has on us is that a discussion about it that happened years ago seemingly proved we were all anti-Semitic according to some parts of tumblr. Beyond that, it pretty much doesn’t come up in Kemetic discussion ever. Except when they’re making a horribly white-washed movie about it, and sometimes from newbs when they join a forum. 

At the end of the day, it’s a story that belongs to another religion. So it effects that religion, but not ours.

So there’s this new movie called Exodus coming out this month and from the looks of it, Moses and Rameses are as white as 2% milk.

With that being said, let me tell you about a better movie. I watched it a few months ago for the first time and I am still in awe.

It’s called Prince of Egypt and it is fantastic.

Here’s why:

  • All of the characters have dark skin.

(Seriously, every single character has dark skin!)

  • There’s a great dynamic between Moses and Rameses. In this movie, they’re brothers. (And I’m personally a sucker for things about brothers!) And you can really see the emotions and inner turmoil that they experience when fate puts them on different sides.
  • The relationships between the other characters are great.
  • The animation is incredible:

(Gifs aren’t mine.)

The movie came out in 1998 and the animation is still superb!

  • I’m told that it follows the Biblical story quite well
  • But the thing that ultimately makes it one of the greatest stories about Moses is that no matter what your faith is, you can still appreciate it. I’m not a very religious person and I still loved this movie. The morals expand beyond one religion and apply to everyone. Not many movies succeed at doing that.
  • Also, it’s free on Netflix!

In conclusion, forget Exodus.

Go watch Prince of Egypt.

Been watching Prince of Egypt again (guess why), and something occured to me. I think that Aaron not only does not expect Moses to come back, he doesn’t believe that Moses is alive.

Assuming that he is a few years younger than Miriam, Aaron may have no memory of Moses’ birth. As a small boy he would hardly have been included in birthing and its aftermath.

And he would have grown up in a community scarred and traumatized by the murder of its sons. He would have known that Yocheved had another child, a boy, and that that child was not part of their family. 

His mother and sister told him that his little brother was not killed, that they put him in the Nile, and a princess took him and raised him as her son.

I wonder how old he was before he realized that this story wasn’t real, that it was a way of not telling him his baby brother had been murdered.

And suddenly there is this man, and he has Abba’s nose, and his hair curls like Miriam’s, and he doesn’t speak Hebrew, and God talks to him.