amun ra

SnB Omake

A few days ago i was talking with @maumauxmau about SnB and we were wondering … what kind of relationship did Judal had with Serendine? were the friends? or did they just work together to achieve something? , and today i found this omake in the manga one app!  yayy! :D i normally don’t pay so much attention to the omakes but since we were waiting interaction between these two we translated it! juseren is my new BROTP

Raws from the manga one app by me

translation by @maumauxmau and me

Revision and editing by @maumauxmau ( Thank you so much! i had so much fun talking about this! <3)

HAIL to thee, Amun-Ra, Lord of the thrones of the earth, the oldest existence, ancient of heaven, support of all things;
Chief of the gods, lord of truth; father of the gods, maker of men and beasts and herbs; maker of all things above and below;
Deliverer of the sufferer and oppressed, judging the poor;
Lord of wisdom, lord of mercy; most loving, opener of every eye, source of joy, in whose goodness the gods rejoice, thou whose name is hidden.
Thou art the one, maker of all that is, the one; the only one; maker of gods and men; giving food to all.
Hail to thee, thou one with many heads; sleepless when all others sleep, adoration to thee.
Hail to thee from all creatures from every land, from the height of heaven, from the depth of the sea.
The spirits thou hast made extol thee, saying, welcome to thee, father of the fathers of the gods; we worship thy spirit which is in us.
—  Hymn to Amun-Ra
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Hello you lovely lovely peeps! I apologize to you guys for not updating much recently. This year’s quarter is the most rigorous yet; I’m juggling animation class and a game-aesthetic class and between the two of them, sleep and time to myself is becoming hard to come by. I finally took a nap today after staying up for a day and a half to finish a project, and I expect to pull something similar again this weekend ‘cause I have two animations due. It’s a good thing I’m enjoying the work. :/

Anyway, this is one of the projects I recently finished for my Game-Aesthetic class. The assignment had us choose a time period randomly from a hat and make a game based off of that concept (it didn’t have to be historically accurate 100%). I got Ancient Egypt, and the idea for my game goes a bit like this:

Amun-Ra, the God-King of the sun (at least he is in my game) has been defeated by his nemesis, Apep the God of Chaos. Apep, after besting the god king in an ambush, “dismantles” Amun-Ra and spreads his pieces across Egypt so he won’t be able to resurrect himself. The absence of the God-King results in the sun becoming absent, and without his constant warmth and the god of Chaos taking over, Egypt experiences what’s essentially an eternal winter. Alongside that, people are turned to stone, gods and goddesses against Apep are being sealed away one by one, and it’s overall just a huge mess.

You play as the cat Batal, who has been chosen and given the blessing of the Cat Goddess Bastet and the Lioness Goddess Sekhmet to collect the pieces of Amun-Ra, unseal the gods that have been imprisoned, and in result defeat Apep once and for all. The game is an open-world environment (similar to Okami and Shadow of the Colossus) and you traverse the chaotic Egypt to fight and bring it back to it’s natural glory, and put Amun-Ra back in place as the rightful King of the Gods.

My overall goal with the game was to take something as iconic as the warm Egypt and make it something completely different. Similar to Journey, I wanted to use colors other than just warm golds and tans for the desert, so as you go through the game you will encounter a huge range of environments (ex: underwater temples, oasis, snow-covered deserts and pyramids, so on) and color palettes.

I had so much fun with the project that I’ll probably continue developing it throughout the class, but we’ll see. Maybe it’ll get refined enough to become a game I can make in the future? Who knows. I hope you guys like it so far. ^.^

Things that never got resolved on Penny Dreadful

•The Egyptian connection: we never found out anything more specific about whether or not Vanessa is the reincarnation of Amunet. And if she is, who is Amun-Ra, the Serpent Prince? Is that Lucifer? Dracula? Both? And why were the Master Vampires in Season 1 covered in an exoskeleton of hieroglyphics? Why didn’t they make a return with Dracula in season 3?
•Ethan/Dorian: what was the point of their tryst if we didn’t have any follow-up to it? Ethan’s bisexuality became purely incidental and his relationship with Dorian fell by the wayside.
•Ethan/Brona: Ethan never found out that Victor brought Brona back to life. Ever. He never even met Lily. What wasted potential that was.
•Victor Frankenstein: the whole “family” never even found out that Victor created life. Not one of them.
•The Cut-Wife connection: or lack thereof. Did we only mention Joan Clayton because they wanted to cast Patti Lupone as Dr. Seward? Was she really a distant relation? Why couldn’t she have been connected in a more meaningful way beyond being another hard-ass mentor for Vanessa?
•Dr. Jekyll: why, oh why, did we bother introducing Dr. Jekyll without releasing Hyde. Casting an actor of color as Jekyll was a great choice but then he didn’t have any character development. He might as well have been called “Igor” for serving the story really just as Victor’s lab assistant. Also, we all saw the looks Henry threw at Victor in the first episode. There was definitive sexual chemistry and possibly history that did not get to be explored.
•Catriona Hartdegan: Just why? What was the point of having this female, cross-dressing thanatologist? Ferdinand Lyle could have provided the same information that she supplied Vanessa with. And her character had no motivations outside of her relationship with Vanessa. Wasted potential. She could have been a potential love interest for Vanessa or a friend. Instead she was just convenient.
•Dracula: when Renfield turned around to behold Dracula in all his unholy glory at the end of the first episode, we knew that Dracula had a form that was more terrifying than that of Alexander Sweet. We were robbed of seeing what that looked like.

•Dorian: how did Dorian become immortal? Why is this still vague? Where did the painting come from? In the Oscar Wilde novel, the supernatural elements are purposefully vague and it works. But when you take that character and put him into a world that has a mythology of its own that could plausibly explain the supernatural nature of the character and then you don’t choose to take advantage of that, then it doesn’t work. We needed to know where he came from, how long he’s been alive, how the painting came about, and why.
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KAZUMA KANEKO GRAPHICS: PANDEMONIUM SCANS (Eirikr’s picks #8)

It’s a little bit of Egypt, a little bit of China, a little bit of everything.

  1. Osiris (No. 079): What more could you want from an Osiris design?
  2. Khonsu (No. 162): Sassy rendition of the Egyptian moon god.
  3. Sekhmet (No. 223): Egyptian warrior goddess.
  4. Amun Ra (No. 029): King of the Egyptian gods.
  5. Wu Kong (No. 220): Tons of people voted for him to be in Smash Bros.
  6. Nandou (No. 287): Taoist god of the Southern Dipper.
  7. Beiji Weng (No. 374): Taoist Wise Man of the North Star.
  8. Kwancha (No. 116): Nepali demon from the inaugural class of ‘87.
  9. Bilwis (No. 338): German corn spirit.
  10. Mamedanuki (No. 387): The ultimate teabagger. Now in an uncomfortably high resolution.

Previous Pandemonium galleries:

Amun

Appearance:

  • Man with a ram-head
  • A ram
  • Man wearing an ostrich plumed hat

Amun was one of the most powerful gods in ancient Egypt.

At the height of Egyptian civilisation he was called the ‘King of the Gods’.

However, when Amun was combined with the sun god Ra he was even more powerful. He was then called Amun-Ra.

Greywacke stele dedicated by Chia, treasurer of a temple dedicated to the 19th Dynasty pharaoh Ramesses I (d. 1290 BCE).  The top row depicts the gods (L-R) Ptah, Ra-Herakhty, and Amun-Ra, patron deities of Memphis, Heliopolis, and Thebes, respectively; below, Chia is shown in a posture of worship.  Now in the Louvre.  Photo credit: Guillaume Blanchard/Wikimedia Commons.

This reminds me of something

When I first started reading TG as a foreigner, I had thought “Amon” was an odd name for a Japanese man.

Because Amon, or Amun, is the name of an Ancient Egyptian deity. To avoid confusion, lets refer to him as Amun throughout this meta.

Amun was worshipped as the God of Winds in Ancient Egypt and during the New Kingdom period (roughly around 1500-1000 BC), he came to be hailed as the King of Gods. He was merged with the sun god Ra, also called Re, and became Amun-Ra. 

He was seen as the protector of the less fortunate and upholder of justice. He was called the voice of the poor.  

Amun-Ra was associated with Maat, the Egyptian goddess of truth, justice and goodness. The followers of Amun-Ra were first oblieged to confess their sins to prove their worthiness and desire for forgiveness. He was merciful and forgiving to those who prayed him.

Amon Koutarou as a character is also heavily associated with a strong sense of justice and the pursuit of truth. 

He has a desire to protect others, as well as his own loved ones. As a man with strong beliefs, he has been shown to believe in compensating for one’s sins as shown in his exchange with Takizawa on Rue.

Amun’s title as the Protector of Roads can be tied to Amon’s battle with the Quinx, which he engaged in to allow Seidou and Akira safe passage. Amon’s name itself has the kanji 門 (mon) in it which stands for gate.

Long story short, it is amusing to me that all of this was right below our noses from the very beginning. I believe this would further support Amon’s status as another King.

I like what Ishida does with names.