moon goddess, associated with ctas, protector against contagious diseases and evil spirits, also regarded as the goddess of perfumes, caring mother figure
Sachmet - Gemini, Pisces
goddess of healing, her breath formed the desert, “the powerful one”, respresented by the searing heat of the midday sun, patron of physicians and doctors
Maat - Taurus, Libra
goddess of truth and justice, represents the primal laws of the universe, associated with balance and harmony, she decides whether a person would succesfully reach the afterlife by weighing their soul against her feather of truth
Nut - Cancer, Aquarius
goddess of the sky, mother of the gods, barrier between the order of creation and chaos, “she who holds a thousand souls”, passionate lover, Milky Way is viewed as the celestial image of Nut
Neith - Leo, Scorpio
goddess of war and hunting, powerful and popular, depicted as woman wearing the Red Crown of Lower Egypt, patron of weaving, wise, protector of woman
Hathor - Virgo, Sagittarius
fertility goddess, joyful and fun loving, associated with music and dance and alongside with Nut associated with the Milky Way, protector of desert regions, she greets the souls of the dead
I started 2016 off with a goddess & wanted to end it with a goddess! ♡ Bastet is the most requested illustration I get across social media, so this is also a HUGE **thank you for 10,000** followers here on Tumblr! (ﾉ∀＼*) Your love and support means so much to meee! ♡♡♡ ♡ Wishing you all the best in 2017! ♡
↳ Maat or Ma'at was the ancient Egyptian personification and goddess of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice. Maat was also personified as a goddess regulating the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities, who set the order of the universe from chaos at the moment of creation.
A painting of the goddess Nut that I’ve been working on for a little while now and finally managed to finish. I’m very pleased with the result (especially her hair!) Please don’t repost the painting or remove this caption.
Nut was the Egyptian sky-goddess, whose body created a canopy over the earth.
Her body arches across the sky, wearing a dress decorated with stars. She was the sister and wife of Geb, the god of the Earth. She was also the mother of Isis, Osiris, Nepthys and Seth. The ancient Egyptians believed that at the end of the day, Nut swallowed the sun god, Ra, and gave birth to him again the next morning.
Seated quartz amulet of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet on a gold throne, from the tomb of
Wendjebauendjed, NRT III at Tanis, senior official of Psusennes I. Gold, paste, quartz, height: 5.3 cms. 3rd Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1039-991 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Before I even knew the word kemetism I was interested in working alongside some of the Egyptian deities. One goddess had caught my eye; a strong beautiful warrior lioness who took down enemies with the swipe of her claws, Sekhmet. During the time I was doing this research and dwelt into possibly working with Sekhmet, I was going through a rough emotional time. To avoid much detail; I felt weak, used, and controlled and I wanted revenge on those who made me feel that way. I wanted to rise above them, to conquer them and give them no more power over me, to show them how I was stronger. So of course Sekhmet was the perfect goddess I saw fit to worship. She was strong and independent, what I wanted. So I prayed. I connected with her and began a fellow companionship; casual conversations. I asked for her strength and for her to lead me on a powerful path, and she delivered. I overcame the shitty feelings I had and felt like the strong thriving woman I desired to be. But there was another side. With these great confident feelings I also began exhibiting violent impulses to physically hurt those that had emotionally hurt me. But, being me, a 90 lbs 5’4 girl… I wouldn’t exactly stand a chance in a fight even if I had all the gods rooting behind me. This began to become a problem; I would emotionally lash out more often and felt like I must avenge my own symbolic death from those that had “killed” me. Sekhmet is an astounding goddess in all her glory and I still worship to her today, but I understood that worshiping Sekhmet alone can be dangerous. So who else to worship then? The answer lied in the own origin story of Sekhmet, the Eye of Ra sent to bring chaos among the people, and you know the rest. After Sekhmet fell asleep out of drunkenness, she transformed into Hathor, the loving cow goddess, a complete contradiction of Sekhmet; two sides of the same coin. The two goddess are worshipped separately but in their stories they are the same being. Sekhmet is a predator, a lion while Hathor is prey, a cow. Hathor represents joy and love while Sekhmet represents war. The two coincide with each other and are an ideal couple to worship together. Sometimes you need the strength of Sekhmet while other times you need the love of Hathor. I’m a strong believer of unity; you cannot have happiness without sadness. Living on one side of the scale is dangerous. If you’re happy all the time you’ll never truly enjoy it, you need the rain to enjoy the shine of the sun. In some occasions you definitely need one side more, but once you find that balance it’s a perfect place to stay. So my advice to anyone looking to be a devotee to Sekhmet is also look into Hathor. They are both beautiful and strong goddesses, but in different ways, both important ways.
Hathor chapel at the temple of
III in Deir el-Bahari, photo from excavation by Henry Edouard Naville (1907), painted sandstone, H. 225cm, with statue of Hathor as divine cow, today exposed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (Ground Floor, Room 12), JE 38574-5
Ancient Egyptian pendant (gold, lapis lazuli, and red glass), depicting the divine family of Osiris, Isis, and Horus. On the pillar supporting Osiris is the cartouche of the 22nd Dynasty pharaoh Osorkon II (r. 872-837 BCE). Now in the Louvre. Photo credit: Guillaume Blanchard/Wikimedia Commons.