Why is no one talking about the fact that The Book of Breathings in ACOMAF is named after the Egyptian Book of Breathings which, consequently, are several late, ancient Egyptian funerary texts that is intended to enable deceased people to exist in the afterlife. I mean this seems kind of an important clue. maybe?
In ancient Egypt
“breathing” was a metaphorical term for all the aspects of life that the deceased hoped to experience again in the afterlife.
Could the book Feyre has actually be related to this same idea?
The first piece that Feyre, well she basically steals it, and that half of the book says the following: “hello liar” “Will you read me?” to which Feyre responds “NO” the book then says “Unmade and Made; Made and Unmade–that is the cycle. Like calls to like”. Then it calls her “Cursebreaker” The first half of the book is described as cold, cunning, heartless.
The Second half of the book comes to Feyre from a sympathetic mortal queen it sings to her: Life and death and rebirth, Sun and moon and dark, Rot and bloom and bones, Hello, Sweet thing. Hello, lady of night. Hello, princess of decay. Hello, fanged beast and trembling fawn. Love me, touch me, sing me. This half of the book is described as Madness, Chaos, Disorder, and Lawlessness, Joy and Despair.
When Feyre takes the Book of Breathings with her to nullify the cauldron the book has this to say: “Sweet-tongued liar, lady of many faces—You see now, princess of carrion–you see what you must do”
This book is the only one that can nullify the Cauldron and apart each half could be said to represent a different side of creation and together it would represent the whole of creation.
The Cauldron is described as “absence, and presence. Darkness and whatever the darkness had come from. But NOT LIFE. Not joy or light or hope”.
Does the Cauldron then represent death and the afterlife? When Feyre is telling the Bone Carver about where she went after she died she describes darkness. She said “There was nothing in the dark, but that it was not frightening.”
Feyre has already died once and been reborn, remade, from the powers of the 7 High Lords. What if those 7 High Lords each represent the 7 Gods of the Underworld/Afterlife. What if being remade by all 7 of them makes her the only person not just able to read the Book of Breathings but to truly command the Cauldron as well.
You can not have life without death, you cannot have death without life the two are inextricably intertwined together. Yet for us mortals and the fae alike there is a moment, a bridge between the two that we must pass over to reach the other side of our existence from life to death. What if Feyre has become that bridge?
The Book of Breathings says 4 times to Feyre “Take us home” It tells her it must be “joined together”.
I don’t know I’m just speculating at this point so if ya’ll have any ideas you wanna throw my way or you have a different spin feel free to jump in.
consequently the first chapter in the third book A court of Wings and Ruin is titled Princess of Carrion.
I have a huge problem when certain black people on here addressing themselves as Nubian
You’re not Egyptian or Sudanese, that’s not where you’re from, Majority of us living in the west are not Nubians, if anything you belong to a west African group or tribe of people and there’s nothing wrong with that .. Egyptians and Sudanese people are black and did excel at a lot of things, we can be proud of them, but you can’t really go around claiming that you’re from that group when you’re not.
I hail You and praise You, Glorious Goddess, At the end of this day which You granted me. May my actions within its hours be judged to be justified, And my words within its hours found to be true. Drain from me all ill intent and action; I offer to You all energy I have locked In unworthy action or reaction May tomorrow by Your grace find me Wiser and my joy in the Universe still greater. I ask Your welcome now in the Temple; Accept me this night for rest, for study, and for worship; Grant me dreams of meaning and the memory to recall them. Hail to You, Goddess of the Starry pathways, Hail to You, Goddess of the Deep Black, Hail to You, Goddess of the Shining Sun at Midnight, May I partake of Your glory forever.
I’m almost a hundred percent certain there’s already a write-up of them out there, but I wanted to have it down as fic-reference, so here’s all the descriptions for the skins and characters currently in the PTR New(ish) lore information is bolded.
Ana Amari MAIN TEXT: Former second in command of
Overwatch, Ana Amari uses her skills and expertise to defend her home
and the people she cares for HORUS: Ana’s call sign was “Horus”
when she served in the Egyptian Military during the Omnic Crisis CAPTAIN AMARI: Captain Amari was
Strike Commander Morrison’s Second in Command of Overwatch SHRIKE: Recently, Ana has operated
under the alias of “Shrike” and is wanted for espionage,
assault and theft in Egypt MERCIFUL: Ana’s Biotic Rifle uses a
modified version of Mercy’s healing technology, though the weapon was
created against the doctor’s wishes
Bastion MAIN TEXT: Once a frontline combatant
in the omnic crisis, this curious Bastion unit now explores the
world, fascinated by nature and wary of a fearful humanity OVERGROWN: Damaged in one of the
battles of the omnic crisis, this lone bastion unit was reactivated
in the black forest near Eichenwalde years later OMNIC CRISIS: During the omnic
crisis, Bastion units fought against humans in battles around the
D.Va MAIN TEXT: D.Va is a former
professional gamer who now uses her skills to pilot a
state-of-the-art mech in defense of her country JUNKER: Mech battles are
one of the most popular forms of entertainment in Junkertown TAEFEUKGI (SUMMER GAMES):
During her time as a professional gamer, D.Va proudly represented
South Korea in tournaments around the world
The #Dogon stories explain that also. According to their oral traditions, a race people from the #Sirius system called the #Nommos visited Earth thousands of years ago. The Nommos were amphibious looking beings that resembled mermen and mermaids. They also appear in Babylonian, Accadian, and #Sumerian texts. The #Egyptian Goddess #Isis, who is sometimes depicted as a mermaid, is also linked with the star Sirius.
The Nommos, according to the Dogon legend, lived on a planet that orbits another star in the Sirius system. They landed on Earth in an “ark” that made a spinning decent to the ground with great noise and wind. It was the Nommos that gave the Dogon the knowledge about Sirius B.
The legend goes on to say the Nommos also furnished the Dogon’s with some interesting information about our own solar system: That the planet Jupiter has four major moons, that Saturn has rings and that the planets orbit the sun. These were all facts discovered by Westerners only after Galileo invented the telescope. The Nommos were #Anunnaki travelers in the distant past and they shared knowledge with the Dogon tribe among others on this planet. #4biddenknowledge
the same way in which the Son of God assumed the human body as Ηis
vestment, we must also wear the grace of the Holy Spirit which is the
illumination of the hypostatic light of the Divinity in the human soul.”
I rise like the sun above olive trees, like the moon above date palms. Where there is light, I shall be. Where there is darkness, there is none of me. I rise like the moon above date palms. I am counted as one among stars.
“Pharaonic Egypt never developed a radical two-worlds theory comparable to Christianity, Judaism, and Gnosticism. The Judgement of the dead connects the norms of this world with the next. What is valid here will be valid there. The attitudes and behaviors that lead to happiness, fulfillment and success in this world will find favor in the next. Classical Egyptian texts make no mention whatsoever of the idea of inversion by which in the next life the poor shall be made rich and vice versa, or those that travail and are heavy laden will be compensated for everything they have been made to suffer. The judgement of the Dead is not the great divide between this world and the next quite the contrary; it binds both worlds together inseparably.”
Aker – A god of the earth and the horizon
Ammit – goddess who devoured condemned souls
Amenhotep son of Hapu – A scribe and architect in the court of Amenhotep III, later deified for his wisdom
Am-heh – A dangerous underworld god
Amun – A creator god, patron deity of the city of Thebes, and the preeminent deity in Egypt during the New Kingdom
Amunet – Female counterpart of Amun and a member of the Ogdoad
Anat – A war and fertility goddess, originally from Syria, who entered Egyptian religion in the Middle Kingdom
Anhur – A god of war and hunting
Anti – Falcon god, worshipped in Middle Egypt, who appears in myth as a ferryman for greater gods
Anubis – god of embalming and protector of the dead
Anuket – A goddess of Egypt’s southern frontier regions, particularly the lower cataracts of the Nile
Apedemak – A warlike lion god from Nubia who appears in some Egyptian-built temples in Lower Nubia
Apep – A serpent deity who personified malevolent chaos and was said to fight Ra in the underworld every night
Apis – A live bull worshipped as a god at Memphis and seen as a manifestation of Ptah
Arensnuphis – A Nubian deity who appears in Egyptian temples in Lower Nubia in the Greco-Roman era
Ash – A god of the Libyan Desert and oases west of Egypt
Astarte – A warrior goddess from Syria and Canaan who entered Egyptian religion in the New Kingdom
Aten – Sun disk deity who became the focus of the monolatrous or monotheistic Atenist belief system in the reign of Akhenaten
Atum – A creator god and solar deity, first god of the Ennead
Baal – Sky and storm god from Syria and Canaan, worshipped in Egypt during the New Kingdom
Ba'alat Gebal – A Caananite goddess, patroness of the city of Byblos, adopted into Egyptian religion
Babi – A baboon god characterized by sexuality and aggression
Banebdjedet – A ram god, patron of the city of Mendes
Ba-Pef – A little-known underworld deity
Bast – Goddess represented as a cat or lioness, patroness of the city of Bubastis, linked with fertility and protection from evil
Bat – Cow goddess from early in Egyptian history, eventually absorbed by Hathor
Bennu – A solar and creator deity, depicted as a bird
Bes – Apotropaic god, represented as a dwarf, particularly important in protecting children and women in childbirth
Buchis – A live bull god worshipped in the region around Thebes and a manifestation of Montu
Dedun – A Nubian god, said to provide the Egyptians with incense and other resources that came from Nubia
Geb – An earth god and member of the Ennead
Ha – A god of the Libyan Desert and oases west of Egypt
Hapi – Personification of the Nile flood
Hathor – One of the most important goddesses, linked with the sky, the sun, sexuality and motherhood, music and dance, foreign lands and goods, and the afterlife. One of many forms of the Eye of Ra.
Hatmehit – Fish goddess worshipped at Mendes
Hedetet – A minor scorpion goddess
Heh – Personification of infinity and a member of the Ogdoad
Heka – Personification of magic
Heket – Frog goddess said to protect women in childbirth
Heryshaf – Ram god worshipped at Herakleopolis Magna
Hesat – A maternal cow goddess
Horus – A major god, usually shown as a falcon or as a human child, linked with the sky, the sun, kingship, protection, and healing. Often said to be the son of Osiris and Isis.
Hu – Personification of the authority of the spoken word
Iah – A moon god
Iat – A goddess of milk and nursing
Ihy – A child deity born to Horus and Hathor, representing the music and joy produced by the sistrum
Imentet – An afterlife goddess closely linked with Isis and Hathor
Imhotep – Architect and vizier to Djoser, eventually deified as a healer god
Ishtar – The East Semitic version of Astarte, occasionally mentioned in Egyptian texts
Isis – Wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, linked with funerary rites, motherhood, protection, and magic. She became a major deity in Greek and Roman religion.
Iusaaset – A female counterpart to Atum
Khepri – A solar creator god, often treated as the morning form of Ra and represented by a scarab beetle
Kherty – A netherworld god, usually depicted as a ram
Khnum – A ram god, the patron deity of Elephantine, who was said to control the Nile flood and give life to gods and humans
Khonsu – A moon god, son of Amun and Mut
Maahes – A lion god, son of Bastet
Maat – goddess who personified truth, justice, and order
Mafdet – A predatory goddess said to destroy dangerous creatures
Mandulis – A Lower Nubian solar deity who appeared in some Egyptian temples
Mehit – A lioness goddess, consort of Anhur
Menhit – A lioness goddess
Mehen – A serpent god who protects the barque of Ra as it travels through the underworld
Mehet-Weret – A celestial cow goddess
Meretseger – A cobra goddess who oversaw the Theban Necropolis
Meskhenet – A goddess who presided over childbirth
Min – A god of virility, as well as the cities of Akhmim and Qift and the Eastern Desert beyond them
Mnevis – A live bull god worshipped at Heliopolis as a manifestation of Ra
Montu – A god of war and the sun, worshipped at Thebes
Mut – Consort of Amun, worshipped at Thebes
Nebethetepet – A female counterpart to Atum
Nefertum – god of the lotus blossom from which the sun god rose at the beginning of time. Son of Ptah and Sekhmet.
Nehebu-Kau – A protective serpent god
Nehmetawy – A minor goddess, the consort of Nehebu-Kau or Thoth
Neith – A creator and hunter goddess, patron of the city of Sais in Lower Egypt
Nekhbet – A vulture goddess, the tutelary deity of Upper Egypt
Neper – A god of grain
Nephthys – A member of the Ennead, the consort of Set, who mourned Osiris alongside Isis
Nu – Personification of the formless, watery disorder from which the world emerged at creation and a member of the Ogdoad
Nut – A sky goddess, a member of the Ennead
Osiris – god of death and resurrection who rules the underworld and enlivens vegetation, the sun god, and deceased souls
Pakhet – A lioness goddess mainly worshipped in the area around Beni Hasan
Ptah – A creator deity and god of craftsmen, the patron god of Memphis
Qetesh – A goddess of sexuality and sacred ecstasy from Syria and Canaan, adopted into Egyptian religion in the New Kingdom
Ra – the foremost Egyptian sun god, involved in creation and the afterlife. Mythological ruler of the gods, father of every Egyptian king, and the patron god of Heliopolis.
Raet-Tawy – A female counterpart to Ra
Renenutet – An agricultural goddess
Reshep – A Syrian war god adopted into Egyptian religion in the New Kingdom
Renpet – goddess who personified the year
Satet – A goddess of Egypt’s southern frontier regions
Seker – god of the Memphite Necropolis and of the afterlife in general
Sekhmet – A lioness goddess, both destructive and violent and capable of warding off disease. The consort of Ptah and one of many forms of the Eye of Ra.
Serapis – A Greco-Egyptian god from the Ptolemaic Period who fused traits of Osiris and Apis with those of several Greek gods. Husband of Isis who, like her, was adopted into Greek and Roman religion outside Egypt.
Serket – A scorpion goddess, invoked for healing and protection
Seshat – goddess of writing and record-keeping, depicted as a scribe
Set – An ambivalent god, characterized by violence, chaos, and strength, connected with the desert. Mythological murderer of Osiris and enemy of Horus, but also a supporter of the king.
Shai – Personification of fate
Shed – A god believed to save people from danger and misfortune
Shesmetet – A lioness goddess
Shezmu – A god of wine and oil presses who also slaughters condemned souls
Shu – embodiment of wind or air, a member of the Ennead
Sia – Personification of perception
Sobek – Crocodile god, worshipped in the Faiyum and at Kom Ombo
Sopdu – A god of the sky and of Egypt’s eastern border regions
Sopdet – Deification of the star Sirius
Ta-Bitjet – A minor scorpion goddess
Tatenen – Personification of the first mound of earth to emerge from chaos in ancient Egyptian creation myths
Taweret – Hippopotamus goddess, protector of women in childbirth
Tefnut – Goddess of moisture and a member of the Ennead
Thoth – A moon god, and a god of writing and scribes, and patron deity of Hermopolis
Tutu – An apotropaic god from the Greco-Roman era
Unut – A goddess represented as a snake or a hare, worshipped in the region of Hermopolis
Wadjet – A cobra goddess, the tutelary deity of Lower Egypt
Wadj-wer – Personification of the Mediterranean sea or lakes of the Nile Delta
Weneg – A son of Ra who maintains cosmic order
Wepwawet – A jackal god, the patron deity of Asyut, connected with warfare and the afterlife
Werethekau – A goddess who protected the king
Wosret – A minor goddess of Thebes
Yam – A Syrian god of the sea who appears in some Egyptian texts
During Ladybug’s era
–The king/pharaoh at the time was madly in love with his wife/queen
–The queen passed before him, early in life.
–He loved her so much he was willing to sacrifice an innocent person to talk to/revive his wife. –The girl he tried to sacrifice wore glasses.
–Ladybug (and probably Cat Noir) saved the girl and stopped the pharaoh.
–The papyrus shows a Ladybug with a thin, body tight linen dress (common attire of Ancient Egyptian ladies) with spots as her costume, which implies that the Ladybug costumes are dependent and changeable on time periods (so different time era au ladybugs are TOTALLY a canon thing!)
–Ladybug had short, straight style hair, again, matching her time period.
–There is speculation that Cat Noir and Plagg are on the papyrus and therefore still partnered with Ladybug in Egypt –If the two figures together is Ladybug and Cat Noir, speculated, then it can be assumed they were as flirty in Ancient Egypt as they are in this contemporary period.
–The papyrus shows Ladybug still using the sphere on a string, yoyo, weapon. So that is a consistent object amongst the two Ladybugs.
What Tikki’s explanations speculate/reveal
–There were definatly other Ladybugs before Marinette
–But Tikki mentions how she is the cutest/that her being cute is her best point so not to worry about it.
–Implying that the past Ladybugs were not as cute, or were more serious, hard, mature, etc, things other than cute.
–Tikki is millennias of years old. MILLENNIAS!!! And probably Plagg too.
–The papyrus shows Tikki looking the same as she does in the show, so her physical form has always been the same.
–Tikki still remembers Ancient Egypt and therefore all her other Ladybugs, assuming.
Beam of light, sun and moon. Shining beast, man and woman. I am passing through. Come outside among the people. I am light. Gaze on me. Moon in darkness, sun in morning. Light is what I will on earth, along the Nile, among the people.