Ok. So remember a while back I posted about how Set isn’t always around and we don’t have sex because I was tired of the generalizations about ‘spouses?
Well I just wanted to go about talking about different relationships. Why? I don’t know. Just felt the need while I was driving my roommate to work.
I’m hoping we all know that because people are different that everything won’t work for everyone. Some people love sex. Some people are repulsed by it. Some people just want someone to hold them. Some people don’t like the intimate contact. And that’s fine with me. I had a friend that for her her “perfect” marriage was that they would be together but work would take most of their time so they wouldn’t be home a lot. Me on the other hand I prefer contact. I crave being touched.
Now. How does that play out with me being married to Set? Of all gods? Just fine to be honest. Set understands my want/need. He watched me go through a long distance relationship and was there with me during my last one. Which could be a reason why he gave me Baketsutekh. She feels like him. She’s almost always nearby when he isn’t. And a lot of the times he isn’t because he’s busy with other stuff or Djehuty and Nebthet demand my time. Which is fine. They’ve been training me. But now I’m getting off track.
My point of all of this is, really the type of relationship comes down to those involved. Which can apply to more than just a 'spouse relationship.
I understand how people can think that because a devotee might be married to a deity that the devotee is saying they’re better than everyone else because of it. I mean the deity did choose that person. Right? But what about parental relationships with deities? Djehuty and Nebthet both adopted me as their daughter. Isn’t that also a deity choosing someone over others?
Now correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t it the Greeks that had many words for the different types of love? Why would my love for Set be any greater than the love I have for Djehuty and Nebthet? Or why would Set’s love for me be any greater than the love he has for his other devotees? (As everyone including myself chuckled at how ironic that sounds)
But seriously. I think people tend to forget that a lot.