egyptian gods and goddesses

Can we talk about American Gods? We really have a dark-skin black woman playing a Biblical Queen and a Love Goddess. We have Black People portraying Egyptian Gods. The lead of the show is black. They have West African Gods being portrayed on mainstream media. Seeing black people’s mythology and history represented on screen by black actors is a big thing. People aren’t even aware of nor regard the several figures in Abrahamic religions being African. .

Nut Aesthetic

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.

isis · goddess of magic

As the wife of Osiris, Isis assisted her husband during his earthly reign. In the Pyramid Texts, allusions are made that indicate that Isis foresaw her husband’s murder. Following his death, Isis tirelessly searched for his body so that he may be properly buried and may rest in peace in the Underworld. Through her magic, she brought Osiris back to life so that he could impregnate her with their son Horus. Isis was a great magician and is famous for the use of her magical skills. For example, she created the first cobra and used it’s venomous bite to coerce Re into revealing his secret name.

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Mythology Moodboard Isis

Egyptian Goddess of Magic, Life, and Wisdom.

“Her best known story illustrates why she is simultaneously known as a creation goddess and a goddess of destruction.”

(requested by anon)

TRADITIONAL EGYPTIAN ASTROLOGY

thanks to everyone that showed support and interest in the topic of egyptian astrology! i was really intrigued and excited when my pal @begonethoth showed me egyptian astrology a while back! and i’m super excited to share what i’ve learned! so without further ado, here are some basics on traditional egyptian astrology!

there are two types of egyptian astrology–traditional and pharaoh’s. from the title of this post, you have probably already deduced that i’ll be talking about traditional egyptian astrology first.

in traditional egyptian astrology, there are 12 constellations–12 signs–that make up 36 decans, similar to western astrology. each sign gets 3 decans that cover a month in total, but these decans last ten days (save for the 5 extra days required to make a 365 day year) each (unlike western astrology, which cover an entire month, traditional egyptian astrology uses separate decans that make up a month like pieces.) this zodiac is composed of 12 egyptian gods and goddesses.

here are the signs that make up these decans…

the nile: january 1-7, june 19-28, september 1-7, november 18-26

amun-ra: january 8-21, february 1-11

mut: january 22-31, september 8-22

geb: february 12-29, august 20-31

osiris: march 1-10, november 27-december 18

isis: march 11-31, october 18-29, december 19-31

thoth: april 1-19, november 8-17

horus: april 20-may 7, august 12-19

anubis: may 8-27, june 29-july 13

seth: may 28-june 18, september 28-october 2

bastet: july 14-28, september 23-27, october 3-17

sekhmet: july 29-august 11, october 30-november 7

sekhmet · goddess of war and destruction

Sekhmet was the lioness-headed goddess of war and destruction. She was the sister and wife of Ptah. She was created by the fire of Re’s eye. Re created her as a weapon of vengence to destroy men for their wicked ways and disobedience to him. She is generally portrayed as a woman with the head of a lioness surmounted by the solar disk and the uraeus. The name “Sekhmet” comes from the root sekhem which means “to be strong, mighty, violent”. She was identified with the goddess Bastet, and they were called the Goddesses of the West (Sekhmet) and the East (Bastet). Both were shown with the heads of lionesses

requested by: @oblivions-kiss

Can we talk about how white washed the Pagan and Wicca community is?

All the aesthetic you ever see is of white women tromping around a foggy forest. Gods and goddesses are drawn as white- even Egyptian ones. Pictures of white people are used as god and goddess aesthetic.

Can we stop? Why are we letting blatant racism bleed into this group of people?

Not to mention the cultural appropriation of:

Shamanism (a closed tribe and religion)

Hoodoo (a closed practice)

Santeria (also closed)

Voodoo

Bindis

Smudging (a native american practice)

Dream Catchers

(I’m probably leaving out a lot more, but you get the gist.)

Also:

“Gypsy” (a racial slur of the romani AND the roma- sinti who were victims in THE HOLOCAUST for goodness sake)


SO CAN WE STOP NOW?

I would really like the difficulty level of finding a diverse aesthetic collage or god/ goddess illustration to go down by, like, 50%.

Thnx

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one of my secret pleasures in life is customizing toys called littlest pet shop. awhile back i thought making these for the various egyptian deities was a wonderful idea and i started! so far i only have nut, anubis, thoth, and bast. since my main goddesses are hathor and sekhmet i’ve been dying to make them too but i don’t have the resources quite yet

These two rocks are my most precious. On the right is a rock I picked up while visiting the great pyramids. I looked down and it seemed to be smiling at me. (It’s hard to tell in this photo but the scratches sort of look like a smiling skull). It felt like a gift from Osiris.

On the left is a piece of granite from the island that now holds the temple of Philae, the Egyptian temple dedicated to Isis. Having them on my altar makes me feel so much closer to my matron and patron deities.

anubis · jackal god of mummification

The jackal-god of mummification, he assisted in the rites by which a dead man was admitted to the underworld. Anubis was worshipped as the inventor of embalming and who embalmed the dead Osiris and thereby helping to preserve him that he might live again.

Anubis is portrayed as a man with the head of a jackal holding the divine sceptre carried by kings and gods; as simply a black jackal or as a dog accompanying Isis. His symbol was a black and white ox-hide splattered with blood and hanging from a pole. It’s meaning is unknown.

requested by: @katiecro28 (sorry I took so long)