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Witch: magical practitioner


Elemental Witch
: Witches who work around the 5 elements: Water, Earth, Air,
Fire, and Spirit.

Earth Witch: Witches who specifically work with their magic around the
element of Earth, through grounding exercises, rock/soil collecting, crystal
magic, and Green Witchery. Earth zodiac signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Types of Earth Witches:
Green Witch: use plants/herbs/flowers in herbal and natural magic, such as using them in spells
and creating remedies with them.
Garden Witch: A version of a Green Witch, they enjoy working with the earth through gardening and using
their herbs and plants to help and care for their families and loved ones.
Flora Witch: Similar to the above witches, they work with flowers in their practice. Their Book of Shadows would likely be full of Green Witchery, such as than herbs and herbal recipes, and flower classifications and associations.
Marijuana Witch: A type of Green Witch, Marijuana has been used for spiritual and medicinal purposes throughout history. These witches use marijuana for magical purposes and use herbal recipes with marijuana.
Rock Witch: Witches who work with all rocks, including stones and crystals. They enjoy geology and their Book of Shadows is full of geology and crystal healing. They are most likely involved in a scientific field, such as geography or archaeology where they can be close to the Earth.
Crystal Witch: Witches who work with stones and crystals, such as through crystal healing. Their Book of Shadows will most likely have information about the stones, chakra balance, and crystal meditation.
Forest Witch: A witch who enjoys the company of trees and live amongst them. The seclusion is perfect for cottage magic and tree magic. They also enjoy the company of fey and woodland animals, and use local plants.
Swamp Witch: Witches who live within the swamps, use swamp plants, and enjoy the company of swamp animals.
Desert Witch: A witch who lives in the desert, enjoys the natural desert scenery, uses desert plants, bones, sand in their practice, collects desert rocks, and befriend desert animals such as snakes, lizards, and scorpions. They also tend to use the elements of Wind and Fire as well as Earth in their practice. They normally worship desert deities and study desert lore in their area.
Sand Witch: Sand witches live where a lot of sand is in the local earth, such as the desert or the beach. Their home is filled with different types of sand and rocks.
Water Witch: Witches who work with the element of Water. Water magic
includes water scrying, collecting water, swimming and other water-related
actives. Water zodiac signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Types of Water Witches:

Sea Witch: They work with magic and deities around the ocean and oceanic world. The practice sea magic using seashells and bones, sea weed, beach sand, driftwood, ocean water, etc. They also may worship sea deities and enjoy the imagery of sea creatures.

Ice/Arctic Witch: A witch who lives amongst snow covered land for most of the year or have a deep appreciation for the cold and snow. They worship ice deities, use snow water, and enjoy the cold. 

River/stream/spring witch: Witches who work with running water, worship river deities, and study local river lore.

Lake witch: Witches who live around a lake. They fish, befriend frogs, observe wildlife, canoe or kayak in their spare time, and swim to feel grounded. They may worship water/lake deities and study local lake lore.
Bath Witch: Another type of water witch, but much more domestic. These witches enjoy the calming effect of bathing, make bath salts, and enjoy bath magic.
Air/Wind Witch: Witches who center around the element of Air. They work with
wind, using tools, symbols, and deities associated with Air. Air zodiac signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Fire Witch: Witches who focus on the element of Fire and fire magic, such
as candle magic, and may worship deities associated with fire. Fire zodiac signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius 

Other Natural Witch types: 

Seasonal Witch: Witches
who draw magic during a specific time of the year. They are known as Winter,
Fall, Spring and Summer witches who have a deep connection to the season they love. A seasonal witch gains most of their power during and from the season they identify with. For example, a person who loves the heat and sunshine of summer will soak up the rays and become very magical during the summer. They practice magic throughout they year, but they have that favorite season, like we all do. They would incorporate seasonal specific plants, symbols, colors,deities, and so on. Their work could also be affected depending on where they live, such as one season occurs for a longer period of time more than any others instead of the distinct 4 seasons.
North Witch: North witches identify with the direction of North and the symbolism it represents, such as infinite possibilities, earth, creativity, and home.
East Witch: East witches worship the East Cardinal Direction and the associations East represents, such as the future, air, communication, and trust.
West Witch: West witches identify with the direction of West and its associations of the past, confidence, water, emotion, and the psyche.
South Witch: South witches enjoy the direction of South and its representation of the present, fire, energy, physical strength, and health.
Sun Witch: A witch who enjoys sunshine, works with spell work involving the sun during the daytime,
and sun deities.
Lunar/Moon Witch: A witch who draws magic from the moon. They are nocturnal witches and closely follow the phases of the moon, and do magic according to the lunar calendar. They also tend to worship deities associated with the moon.
Astronomical/Space Witch: Witches who focus on the planets and stars. Their Book of Shadows will have information about each planet, the zodiac and astrology, and the enjoy nocturnal magic based on astronomical charts and the alignment of the planets.
Nocturnal Witch: A witch who works with nocturnal deities and magical work at night. They find solace in darkness, the darker side of life, and normally wear dark colors. There is a great book by Konstantinos called Nocturnal Witchcraft.
Storm/Weather Witch: Witches who combine one’s energy with the energy of the weather and storms. They collect rain water, utilize the energy of a lightning storm, and so on.
Animal Witch: Witches who have a deep appreciation for all animals and use animal materials, draw on their energy, and most of the time worship animal deities. Animal witches can worship and draw from any type of animal, but here are some popular examples.
Empath Witch: An empath is a form of psychic who can feel other peoples feelings. It’s a knowing that goes way beyond intuition or gut feelings, even though that is how many would describe the knowing.
Gray witch: Also known as a neutral witch, practices magic that does not harm nor benefit others. They will mostly benefit and harm at the same time, creating a neutral or balanced effect. They believe a witch who cannot curse, cannot heal, Also, to them nature is not completely positive, nor completely negative, it is neutral and balanced.
Dream Witch: Witches who use their magic in dreams and to restore the body throughout the night often drawing energy from the moon or darkness while they sleep. These witches often keep dream journals and enjoy meditation.
Specialty Witch types:
Divination Witch: Witches who work with practices of divination, such as tarot readings, palmistry, tea leaf reading, and so on.
Hedge Witch: Also known as shamans. They use a type of magic that is oriented around the spiritual world. Astral travel/projection, lucid dreaming, spirit-work, healing, and out-of-body experiences are some of the magic they do.
Angelic Witch: Witches who work with and worship angels, such as the Archangels, guardian angels, and throne angels.
Fairie/Faery/Fey Witch: Witches who communicate and work with the fey, such as calling on them and leaving them offerings regularly to thank them for their assistance. They study fairy and elemental spirit lore, especially in regards to their local area.

Kitchen Witch: Witches who enjoy working in the kitchen and put their magic into herbal mixtures, brewing, baking, and cooking.
Cottage Witch: A lot like a kitchen witch, they enjoy being in their home and doing things for their loved ones.
Urban Witch: Witches who live in a urban environment and use more modern practices of magic. They may substitute traditional ingredients with modern ones, use traditional tools but in a new way, such as wearing sigils on their clothing or as a tattoo, use electronic sources, and have their Book of Shadows on their computer. Urban witchery is all about combining the old with the new.
Religious Witch: Witches who practice their religious beliefs in cohesion with
their craft.
Common Types of Religious Witches:
Pagan Witch: A Pagan formally means a person who worships more than one deity. Paganism is also normally an umbrella term for any religion other than the Abrahamic religions.
Wiccan: Wicca is a modern Pagan religion. Wiccans worship nature and use magic for positive unharmful change. Wiccans follow the Wiccan Rede, which simply states that you will not use magic to harm others or yourself. Wiccans worship a God and Goddess, along with other Pagan deities, who embody femininity and masculinity. Wiccans have a calendar of 8 Pagan holidays and Wiccan traditions were influenced by many sources, such as Celtic traditions.
Thelemic Witches: The Thelema philosophy is a precursor to Wicca created in the early 1900s, and has similar tenants to Wicca, such as “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will.” Modern Thelemics may practice more than one religion and worship other deities than the 3 main Egyptian deities in their texts, Nuit, Hadit and Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Witchcraft is also part of the Thelemic religion.
Satanic Witch: Satanism includes symbolic association with, or admiration for, Satan, whom Satanists see as an inspiring and liberating figure. Satanic witches don’t always worship Satan, but rather follow the beliefs preached in Satanism.
Christian Witch: Christian witches follow the teachings of Christ and worship God and Jesus through witchcraft.
Jewish Witch: Another kind of Abrahamic witch, these witches follow the teachings within the Torah and worship God through using their witchcraft.
Kemetic Witch: Kemetist witches practice a modern religion based upon the ancient Egyptian family of gods/goddesses and ancient Egyptian ritual practice. The Kemetic religion is primarily polytheistic. Depending on the practitioner, it can be hard polytheism to soft polytheism. The type of craft a Kemetic is most likely to practice is called Heka. It utilizes words and images to get things done. It is also important to note that the culture/religion is open to all people of
different walks of life, anyone can be Kemetic, it was a open culture when it
was alive. More important than the gods, the entire goal of the religion, is to
uphold Ma'at. Ma'at is usually generalized as justice and being honest. Some
Kemetics do not worship gods, but focuses on upholding Ma'at. In short,
Kemetism is a reconstruction of the Ancient Egyptian religion.
Buddhist Witch: A witch or Wiccan who also identifies as Buddhist. These witches believe all life is sacred, they practice compassion and nonviolence, and their ultimate goal on their spiritual path is to find Enlightenment. Many witches incorporate meditation into their witchcraft and many Wiccans also believe in reincarnation like Buddhists. Many witches and Wiccans also believe in karma, a Buddhist philosophy. Buddhism really works hand in hand with the already highly spiritual and natural Craft.
Regionally Specific
Witchery: most were originally tribal based and feature many similarities, such as Paganism and similar craft practices

Europe

Norse: Norse witches worship Norse deities. Witchcraft was very important in ancient Viking culture and a normal part of their everyday life. Warrior shamanism, runes, and sacrifices to the Gods were just some of their important practices. 

Heathen Witch:Heathenry is Norse/Anglo-Saxon/any Germanic Paganism, also called Asatrú: Ásatrú is a polytheistic faith based on pre-Christian Northern European Pagan beliefs. Emphasis on historical accuracy and the heroic tales as recorded in texts and personal honor, truth and integrity are considered to be some of the highest virtues.

Druid: Druidry means following a spiritual path rooted in the green Earth and hails from the United Kingdom. It means participating in Celtic wisdom teachings, but embracing the contributions of many peoples and times. Druids worship Celtic deities and practice earth based magic.
Hellenic Witch: Witches who are Hellenic or Greek Pagans (Hellenists, Hellenes, Hellenism) are generally polytheists who worship the ancient Greek Olympian gods. Offerings to the Gods are an extremely important element of ritual practice. Hellenismos consider hospitality of great important and place great value on the study and use of classical Greek philosophical texts.
Roman Witch: Roman Pagan witches practice Religio Romana, the pre-Christian religion of Rome. The modern religion reconstructs the ancient faith of Rome and its gods, goddesses and rituals as closely as possible. Every attempt is based on historical accuracy and archaeological evidence. Like their friends the Hellenic Witches focus on the original classical texts, writers and language of their ancestors.
Italian Witch: Strega (Stregheria, La Vecchia Religione, “The Old Religion”), Italian witches practice a form of Witchcraft that encompasses elements of the pre-Christian European magical teachings and ancient Etruscan and Tuscan religions. Many modern Italian Witches today, especially those who still reside in Italy, are Christians who also practice their Old Religion.
Slavic Witches: Today, old techniques of divination, magic, soul travel and healing is known from their ancestors and their native faith Rodnovery. These families, the volkhvy, who have “witchblood” have ancestors from ancient Rodnover priesthood. They are considered masters of a much larger tradition in Russia called koldovstvo, or chaklynstvo. One does not have to possess the lineage of the volkhvy to practice koldovstvo. The Russian volkhvy are thought to be descended from shamans who could shape-shift into bears and wolves, while in Macedonia and Bulgaria they are considered to be descended from dragons. Slavic witches also revere Baba Yaga, one of the most important witch lore figures in Slavic culture, who commonly appears as an old crone who flies within a mortar and holds a pestle. She has many faces, like the Wiccan triple Goddess, such as an Earth Goddess or a symbol of Death.

Africa

African Witch: African witchcraft varies region to region of the African continent and can be tribally specific. African witchcraft normally delves in spirit work and shamanism. The most well known type of African witchcraft is Voodoo (Vodou). Voodoo is an ancient West African religion based on spirit work. Voodoo is a religion of spirits. Voodooists believe that the world of humans is shared by the world of the spirits. When a person dies, his spirit passed to the world of the unseen but is still able to see the human world. Spirits, it is believed, in some
cases can even impact the world of the living. They also seen as witch doctors
in their communities who can heal, work with divination, and give their
customers charms and amulets to bring them luck, love, harm to others, and so
on.

The Americas

Native American Witch: Each region and tribe of Native Americans have its own unique kind of witchcraft. Each tribe has their own rituals, performed ceremonies, and ritual outfits. They each have their own tools, carvings, and totem poles. In spite of all their differences, Native Americans share a sense of oneness with their land, practice herbology, and hunt, use, and honor animals of Native America. A common magical practice known to have roots in Native American magic is the practice of smudging.
Appalachian Witches:Witches within the Appalachian Mountains are a very isolated family from most other people. For most it is a family tradition to practice and they hand down a Grimoire, that are most likely written in a language early members created during a time when they couldn’t read/write English. Isolated witch groups and families can be found in any part of the world where geography isolates them, or did isolate the past generations, from the rest of the world.
Haitian Vodou: A sect of African Voodoo, they believe in a supreme creator, Bondye, and worship the spirits subservient to him, the Loa. Every Loa is responsible for a particular aspect of life and they cultivate a relationship and worship them much like Pagans worship their Gods and Goddesses. Haitian religious culture is derived from the Kongolese tradition of kanga, the practice of tying one’s soul to something tangible, which is evident in Haitian Vodou. Fearing an uprising in opposition to the US occupation of Haiti, political and religious elites, along with Hollywood and the film industry, sought to trivialize the practice of Vodou. After the Haitian Revolution, many Haitians fled as refugees to New Orleans. Free and enslaved Haitians who moved to New Orleans brought their religious beliefs with them and reinvigorated the Voodoo practices that were already present in the city. Eventually, Voodoo in New Orleans became hidden and the magical components were left present in the public sphere. This created what is called hoodoo in the southern part of the United States.
Louisiana Voodoo: A sect
of African Voodoo, knowledge of herbs, poisons, the ritual creation of
charms and amulets, and the intension to protect oneself or harm others are key elements of Louisiana Voodoo. Voodoo queens have great power in their
communities, are ritual leaders, and draw crowds to buy their magical products,
such as “gris gris” amulets and spells that will grant the customers
desire. There also Voodoo kings, their male equivalent.
American Hoodoo: A sect of Louisiana Voodoo that is ever evolving. Hoodoo practitioners use gris-gris items, such as amulets and charms, to cure their customers ailments, bring them luck and love, and whatever they desire. Some work closely with the Bible, and have said to see Moses as magical figure.
Bruja/Brujo Witches:cWitches who practice witchcraft, brujeria, who are descended from, or live in Spanish speaking South America. Santeria and Folk Catholicism are practiced in nearly all of Latin America. They are worshipers, healers, priests, priestesses, and witches. For practice, they buy their goods at shops called Botanicas

Brazilian Shamanism(“Pajé”): Like other tribal or local shaman, they work with the spirit world,work with divination, and are seen as healers. Shamanism is often hereditary in Brazil and they work with a specific animals spirit to derive power from, such as the jaguar. Umbanda is the incorporation of catholic saints with the beliefs of afro-brazilians religions.

Kahunas of Hawaii: Like other shamans, they invoke spiritual help, conduct rituals, and have Pagan local gods who are given offerings. They also have various crafts of Kahunas, such as a high priest, dream interpreter, and reader of the skies. To the Kahunas, and many witches today and in the past, the subconscious is your greatest ally or greatest foe for achieving health, wealth, and happiness.

Asia

Japanese Witch: The Pagan Japanese religion of Shinto is shamanistic. Witch is a very positive term in Japan. Japanese witchcraft is commonly separate into two types: those who familiar snakes and those who familiar foxes.
Korean Shamans( Muism or Sinism): Sinism is Pagan shamanism pre-dating Buddhism and Confucianism. The Mu, also known as magician, medicine man, mystic or poet, have the ability to will people into a trance state and astral project. The Mu provides physical, psychological, and spiritual healing. These shamans emphasize holistic living. There are different types of Mu and they are link to the mother goddess associated with a mountain. Each region has a different mountain association, thus a different goddess associated with that region. They make sacrifices to the gods, worship ancestors, sing songs, and meditate.
Chinese Wuism: Chinese shamanism, also called Wuism, was first recorded in the Shang dynasty. These men and women are seen to meditate with the powers to generate things, worship ancestors, and can communicate with the spirits. Gods of nature are prominent in Wuism.

Filipino Witch: Kulam is a form of folk magic from the Phiippines. It emphasizes personal power and the secret knowledge of Magica Baja. Like other witches they practice candle magic, scrying, spell work, and a mangkukulam, a version of the Voodoo doll. They also are witch doctors like other folk magic practitioners who uses divination to diagnose a victim and try to cure them.

Eclectic Witch: Most modern witches follow many practices, traditions, may be
religious or secular, and go by many titles.
  • Thoth: Apollo, you were so drunk last night you asked me to drive you home.
  • Apollo: And so?! I was TRYING to be responsible!
  • Hermes: Apollo... The party was at your house.

I don’t like the ‘villain gets punished be being mummified alive’ plotline.

Because the last thing the old egyptians would have done is to grant a villain immortality like this.

This is what mummification does: It preserves your body for you immortal soul so it has a vessel to return to. Destroy the body and you destroy the person. Same with Names.

So, if there really would be a priest or a princess to kill the pharao, they would be punished by being killed and burned and their ashes thrown to the four winds. Their names would be erased from all that is written and they would be forgotten, cursed to never have existed in the first place.


So, how about this:

The ‘curse’ is actually put on the villain by their followers as to preserve them, to save them from being destroyed. Like, they steal the body before it gets burned and cast their magic on it.

They scribble the ‘villains’ name all over the secret tombs walls, writing about their greatness, their good deeds, how awesome they were, so Ammet won’t eat their heart.

How this turns out to be a real ‘curse’ could also be interesting.

A mistake in the magic writings? One wrong hieroglyph? Something occuring becaue of ‘modern times vs. ancient egyptian times’? Or a result of graverobbery? A “Take my stuff and I’ll get you good!” kinda thing?

Maybe the ‘good guy’ could be responsible for the curse.

Better than saying “The ancient egyptians cursed him to be super powerful, but locked hm up in a box until some american dudes come along and free him.”

or

“She had a deal with a god, was burried in his realm, but was also locked up until some american dude comes along and frees her.”

Isis: Rite of the Night

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.

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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.

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All new character descriptions

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 world:


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

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MASTER POST OF COMPLETE LIST OF EGYPTIAN DIETIES

List of deities

Aker – A god of the earth and the horizon[3]
Ammit – goddess who devoured condemned souls[4]
Amenhotep son of Hapu – A scribe and architect in the court of Amenhotep III, later deified for his wisdom[5]
Am-heh – A dangerous underworld god[5]
Amun – A creator god, patron deity of the city of Thebes, and the preeminent deity in Egypt during the New Kingdom[6]
Amunet – Female counterpart of Amun and a member of the Ogdoad[3]
Anat – A war and fertility goddess, originally from Syria, who entered Egyptian religion in the Middle Kingdom[7]
Anhur – A god of war and hunting[8]
Anti – Falcon god, worshipped in Middle Egypt,[9] who appears in myth as a ferryman for greater gods[10]
Anubis – god of embalming and protector of the dead[11]
Anuket – A goddess of Egypt’s southern frontier regions, particularly the lower cataracts of the Nile[12]
Apedemak – A warlike lion god from Nubia who appears in some Egyptian-built temples in Lower Nubia[13]
Apep – A serpent deity who personified malevolent chaos and was said to fight Ra in the underworld every night[14]
Apis – A live bull worshipped as a god at Memphis and seen as a manifestation of Ptah[15]
Arensnuphis – A Nubian deity who appears in Egyptian temples in Lower Nubia in the Greco-Roman era[16]
Ash – A god of the Libyan Desert and oases west of Egypt[17]
Astarte – A warrior goddess from Syria and Canaan who entered Egyptian religion in the New Kingdom[18]
Aten – Sun disk deity who became the focus of the monolatrous or monotheistic Atenist belief system in the reign of Akhenaten[19]
Atum – A creator god and solar deity, first god of the Ennead[20]
Baal – Sky and storm god from Syria and Canaan, worshipped in Egypt during the New Kingdom[21]
Ba'alat Gebal – A Caananite goddess, patroness of the city of Byblos, adopted into Egyptian religion[22]
Babi – A baboon god characterized by sexuality and aggression[23]
Banebdjedet – A ram god, patron of the city of Mendes[24]
Ba-Pef – A little-known underworld deity[25]
Bast – Goddess represented as a cat or lioness, patroness of the city of Bubastis, linked with fertility and protection from evil[26]
Bat – Cow goddess from early in Egyptian history, eventually absorbed by Hathor[27]
Bennu – A solar and creator deity, depicted as a bird[28]
Bes – Apotropaic god, represented as a dwarf, particularly important in protecting children and women in childbirth[29]
Buchis – A live bull god worshipped in the region around Thebes and a manifestation of Montu[30]
Dedun – A Nubian god, said to provide the Egyptians with incense and other resources that came from Nubia[31]
Geb – An earth god and member of the Ennead[32]
Ha – A god of the Libyan Desert and oases west of Egypt[33]
Hapi – Personification of the Nile flood[33]
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.[34]
Hatmehit – Fish goddess worshipped at Mendes[35]
Hedetet – A minor scorpion goddess[36]
Heh – Personification of infinity and a member of the Ogdoad[35]
Heka – Personification of magic[37]
Heket – Frog goddess said to protect women in childbirth[38]
Heryshaf – Ram god worshipped at Herakleopolis Magna[39]
Hesat – A maternal cow goddess[40]
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.[41]
Hu – Personification of the authority of the spoken word[42]
Iah – A moon god[43]
Iat – A goddess of milk and nursing[44]
Ihy – A child deity born to Horus and Hathor, representing the music and joy produced by the sistrum[45]
Imentet – An afterlife goddess closely linked with Isis and Hathor[46]
Imhotep – Architect and vizier to Djoser, eventually deified as a healer god[47]
Ishtar – The East Semitic version of Astarte, occasionally mentioned in Egyptian texts[48]
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.[49]
Iusaaset – A female counterpart to Atum[50]
Khepri – A solar creator god, often treated as the morning form of Ra and represented by a scarab beetle[51]
Kherty – A netherworld god, usually depicted as a ram[52]
Khnum – A ram god, the patron deity of Elephantine, who was said to control the Nile flood and give life to gods and humans[53]
Khonsu – A moon god, son of Amun and Mut[54]
Maahes – A lion god, son of Bastet[55]
Maat – goddess who personified truth, justice, and order[56]
Mafdet – A predatory goddess said to destroy dangerous creatures[57]
Mandulis – A Lower Nubian solar deity who appeared in some Egyptian temples[58]
Mehit – A lioness goddess, consort of Anhur[59]
Menhit – A lioness goddess[59]
Mehen – A serpent god who protects the barque of Ra as it travels through the underworld[60]
Mehet-Weret – A celestial cow goddess[60]
Meretseger – A cobra goddess who oversaw the Theban Necropolis[61]
Meskhenet – A goddess who presided over childbirth[62]
Min – A god of virility, as well as the cities of Akhmim and Qift and the Eastern Desert beyond them[63]
Mnevis – A live bull god worshipped at Heliopolis as a manifestation of Ra[64]
Montu – A god of war and the sun, worshipped at Thebes[65]
Mut – Consort of Amun, worshipped at Thebes[66]
Nebethetepet – A female counterpart to Atum[67]
Nefertum – god of the lotus blossom from which the sun god rose at the beginning of time. Son of Ptah and Sekhmet.[67]
Nehebu-Kau – A protective serpent god[68]
Nehmetawy – A minor goddess, the consort of Nehebu-Kau or Thoth[69]
Neith – A creator and hunter goddess, patron of the city of Sais in Lower Egypt[70]
Nekhbet – A vulture goddess, the tutelary deity of Upper Egypt[71]
Neper – A god of grain[72]
Nephthys – A member of the Ennead, the consort of Set, who mourned Osiris alongside Isis[73]
Nu – Personification of the formless, watery disorder from which the world emerged at creation and a member of the Ogdoad[74]
Nut – A sky goddess, a member of the Ennead[75]
Osiris – god of death and resurrection who rules the underworld and enlivens vegetation, the sun god, and deceased souls[76]
Pakhet – A lioness goddess mainly worshipped in the area around Beni Hasan[77]
Ptah – A creator deity and god of craftsmen, the patron god of Memphis[78]
Qetesh – A goddess of sexuality and sacred ecstasy from Syria and Canaan, adopted into Egyptian religion in the New Kingdom[79]
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.[80]
Raet-Tawy – A female counterpart to Ra[81]
Renenutet – An agricultural goddess[82]
Reshep – A Syrian war god adopted into Egyptian religion in the New Kingdom[83]
Renpet – goddess who personified the year[81]
Satet – A goddess of Egypt’s southern frontier regions[84]
Seker – god of the Memphite Necropolis and of the afterlife in general[85]
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.[86]
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.[87]
Serket – A scorpion goddess, invoked for healing and protection[88]
Seshat – goddess of writing and record-keeping, depicted as a scribe[89]
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.[90]
Shai – Personification of fate[91]
Shed – A god believed to save people from danger and misfortune[92]
Shesmetet – A lioness goddess[92]
Shezmu – A god of wine and oil presses who also slaughters condemned souls[93]
Shu – embodiment of wind or air, a member of the Ennead[94]
Sia – Personification of perception[95]
Sobek – Crocodile god, worshipped in the Faiyum and at Kom Ombo[96]
Sopdu – A god of the sky and of Egypt’s eastern border regions[97]
Sopdet – Deification of the star Sirius[98]
Ta-Bitjet – A minor scorpion goddess[99]
Tatenen – Personification of the first mound of earth to emerge from chaos in ancient Egyptian creation myths[99]
Taweret – Hippopotamus goddess, protector of women in childbirth[100]
Tefnut – Goddess of moisture and a member of the Ennead[101]
Thoth – A moon god, and a god of writing and scribes, and patron deity of Hermopolis[102]
Tutu – An apotropaic god from the Greco-Roman era[103]
Unut – A goddess represented as a snake or a hare, worshipped in the region of Hermopolis[104]
Wadjet – A cobra goddess, the tutelary deity of Lower Egypt[105]
Wadj-wer – Personification of the Mediterranean sea or lakes of the Nile Delta[106]
Weneg – A son of Ra who maintains cosmic order[106]
Wepwawet – A jackal god, the patron deity of Asyut, connected with warfare and the afterlife[107]
Werethekau – A goddess who protected the king[108]
Wosret – A minor goddess of Thebes[109]
Yam – A Syrian god of the sea who appears in some Egyptian texts[110]

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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

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In Egypt, 2 native species of lotus grew, white and blue. A 3rd type, the pink lotus, was introduced from Persia during the Late period. All 3 species were depicted in Egyptian art, with pink lotus featured more in work of the Greco-Roman period under the reign of the Ptolemies. The sacred blue lotus was the flower most commonly used in earlier times and the one depicted in the hieroglyph word for lotus (Seshen). White lotus blooms during the evening, giving it strong lunar associations. The flowers of the blue lotus seemed to close at night and sink beneath the water, in the morning they seemed to rise again, opening to the sun. The lotus was the only flowering plant in Egypt that bloomed continously throughout the year. Because of this, the blue lotus became a solar symbol and was corresponded to the process of creation and the continuance of life.

In Hermopolis, it was believed that a giant lotus blossom was the first expression of living form to emerge from the primordial waters. From this flower, the sun-god then came forth. Among works of art found in the tomb of Tutankhamun is a wooden carving of the head of the young king, represented as a boy of about 10, depicting him as the Reborn Child, or Sun God, rising from the petals of the sacred blue lotus, thus illustrating one of the most ancient Egyptian texts. In describing the creation of the cosmos it says, “He who emerged from the lotus upon the High Mound, who illumines with his eyes, the Two Lands.

Lotus was a favorite ingredient in aromatic baths and used along with coriander to expel fever. In the temples, scenes of lotus being held to the nose of royalty by gods and goddesses are common. It’s scent was considered restorative and protective. The Egyptians lived in a narrow strip of fertile land that bordered the Nile. Every plant that could be utilized in some way as food, eventually found it’s way to the table. Flower heads of lotus were soaked in wine to prepare a special intoxicating and fragrant drink for banquets and festivals. The root could be eaten raw or cooked; seeds were ground into flour for bread. Herberlists used lotus to increase libido. Seeds & pods were used as antidotes to love spells, and any part of the lotus carried upon the person ensured divine blessing and good fortune.

Homes were graced with arrangements of flowers, including lotus. The ancient Egyptians were considered masters of the art of perfume making and their products were known throughout the Mediterranean area. Perfume containers were sometimes carved in feline form, royal perfume jars have been found featuring lions. Ointments containing lotus, myrrh, cumin, and juniper in moringa oil were used to keep hair and scalp in good condition. Oil of Lilies was considered by many to be the Egyptian perfume. Lotus oil was said to restore a happy disposition when its fragrance was inhaled. It was used by Cleopatra VII to scent the sails and draperies of her royal barge. She was also reputed to bathe in a lotus bath daily. Lotus, cinnamon, and marjoram were among the most commonly used ‘top notes’ in perfume production. The Ptolemies built perfume laboratories at the temples of Edfu and Dendera where ritual oils, perfumes, and incense were processed. During their dynasty, Alexandria became the perfume manufacturing center of the world.