Nebthet

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This was the one of the first books which introduced to me to the gods, and stories of Egypt and has kept me captivated and devoted since. It’s called Ancient Egypt: Myths and Legends by Abigail Frost (no longer publishing but you can get it on Amazon second hand).

The book has many pictures inside, and here is some of my favourites:

Details of each image (for those unsure):

Front Cover: Djehuty, Aset and Anpu on a reed boat.
Image 2: The Great Ennead.
Image 3: The Two Ladies and Hathor. 
Image 4: The Re’s solar barque faces Apophis in the Underworld, with Set at the bow.  
Image 5: Djehuty happily doing some work (well he looks happy to me).
Image 6: Aset brings the sand snake to life, so it will bite Re.
Image 7: The gods come to Re’s cry - (left to right) Anpu, Nebthet, Hathor, Djehuty, Geb (or Min … I am unsure.), Set and Sekhmet.
Image 8: The death of Osiris by Set and his men (does anyone else notice the clothing of his men? They are all in what they Egyptian depicted foreigners to wear …).
Image 9: Judgement of Ani. 

So when Djehuty told me that he and Nebthet had soul adopted me I had kind of felt bad because I had taken everything Nebthet off of my shrine a year ago. I had thought she had just up and left like some of the others. So I asked him what color flowers she would like. He said she currently liked white so now that I have some extra money I got her some white flowers to go with Djehuty’s purple roses.

Emky/Tenu:

As a genderfunky and pansexual individual myself, I have a special interest in mythological figures who are also queer in some fashion. To my pleasant surprise, we have several Egyptian gods, or Netjeru, Who have some queerness in Them. This post is meant to be a brief introductions to the ones I know.

Click through to read more!

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A makeshift altar constructed in the kitchen after Nebt-het contacted me early this morning, compelling me to make an offering to Her. I have never once worked with the goddess, so I don’t know yet what she wishes from me. I can only hope that I have pleased her with what I have at hand.

When you have this cheeky bastard for a husband, you are going to look that sad.

Introducing the Mistress of the House and Friend of the Dead. She helped her sister prepare Osiris body after his murder at the hands of her husband, Set. She’s a tender-hearted lady who, unlike the humans have mythologized, has remained with her husband instead of leaving him.

Nephthys is also the mother of Anubis, a story also greatly distorted by humans and stained with tragedy.

… Yeesh, I’m such a happy person.

Nephthys is one of the Egyptian goddesses who seems to have been ignored or pushed into the background. She didn’t become a major cult figure, like her sister Isis, but one must remember that Nephthys, too, was a sibling of the most famous gods of ancient Egypt - Isis and Osiris. She was also the sister-wife of the god Set, the god of storms and the desert… and aunt to the god Horus. (continued…)

Felt the Need

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.