mdw-ntr

Do not be proud and arrogant with your knowledge. Consult and converse with the ignorant and wise, for the limits of art are not reached. No artist ever possess that perfection to which he should aspire. Good speech is more hidden than green-stone (emeralds), yet it may be found among maids at the grindstones.
—  THE TEACHING’S OF PTAHHOTEP

a common misconception is that the NTR-T {NTR that express the feminine principle} stand behind the masculine-principle NTR because they are somehow subordinate. 

not so. 

the actual reason the NTR-T act as a backbone more closely recalls the Hindu concept of Shakti.  male energy is like a pillar: stabilizing, inactive potential.  it needs an activating, dynamic force.  

enter the Divine Feminine. 

Ast (“isis”) and NebtHet (“nephthys”) support and bolster Asar (“osiris”) using their unique, life-giving energies.  Ast and NebtHet themselves represent polarities of the Feminine, thus conferring to Asar his power of resurrection and renewal. 

in other words: Asar can raise the dead because his divine mate, Ast, and her sister NebtHet were able to raise him.

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this also recalls the tradition of matrilineal descent in African societies beyond Kemet.  royal descent was often traced through the line of one’s mother or a paternal aunt, not through the father/king himself.  

even in cultures where the king performs as the voice of the people and foreign delegate/dignitary, a council of Queen Mothers often acts/acted as the proverbial power behind the throne.

.:.~.:. Priestess Nuit .:.~.:.