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This morning on television I came a cross the Dutch television movie Jongens (Guys). It was about two young athletes, Sieger (Gijs Blom) and Mark (Ko Zandvliet) getting to know eachother and falling in love.

I really enoyed it because it wasn’t a coming out drama. It was more about acceptence. The movie was well acted and beautifully shot. For people understanding Dutch here is a link:

http://www.uitzendinggemist.nl/afleveringen/1396200

What is the difference between Netjer, Netjeru, and Netjeri?

–Anonymous

Netjeru refers to all of the Egyptian gods at once. For example: Thank netjeru that the rain has stopped

Netjer refers to a specific deity. For example: Aset is a tricksy netjer.

Netjeri refers to non-deity, and non-human beings in the Unseen. In many ways, this could encompass things such as “demons” or fae.

-Devo/TTR

anonymous asked:

Main question I have is I saw a thing that said " calling Egyptian gods by Greek names (Thoth instead of Djehuty, Anubis instead of Anpu, etc)" was a no, but I've mostly never heard of this, I was wondering if there was any information that any of you guys have on what their proper names are?

The only current list I know of that lists the more Egyptian styled names for the gods is the one over on KO’s website.

Some people say that it’s not good if you call the NTRW by their Greek names, but honestly I don’t care what you call them, and I think the community is slowly moving in that direction, too. In antiquity, you wouldn’t call Osiris Osiris, you wouldn’t call him Wesir, Usir, or Asar, either. That would be too close to his actual name (whatever his actual name is, because we don’t actually know the gods’ real names. That’s too dangerous for us and them). You’d refer to him by an honorific (such as Lord, commonly called Neb.y) or by his epithets. Only in recent times has the use of epithets fallen out of favor.

To make the matter even more convoluted, there is a lot of debate about what their actual names even were in ancient Egyptian. So even if you use an Egyptian styled name, you could be way off the mark.

So I say use what you’re most comfortable with. If the deity doesn’t have beef with it, neither do I, nor should anyone else. What you refer to a deity as is really btwn you and that god.

anonymous asked:

I'm interested in Anubis, but I find that information about worshiping him is MUCH harder to find than, say, Bast. I found many lists of things Bast enjoys and prefers and all sorts of stories about experiences followers have with her but hardly anything about Anubis! I think Anubis would be a good fit for me, as I have heard he has a rather quiet yet challenging sort of personality and helps people deal with things and heal. Any tips about Anubis that are specific-ish to him?

Well, I guess it depends on what you’re looking for? For historical information on him, per-sabu is gonna be your best bet. And history is an important place to start- you can learn a lot about a deity based off of their epithets and ancient cult centers and practices.

I know that thejackalsdance answered an ask tonight about Anup that may be useful. And bigbadjackal is useful for information on anything jackal-related.

All in all, I don’t tend to have a bunch of deity-specific offerings and such because I feel it’s best to start off with the generic basics (water, bread, beer, etc) and go from there. A lot of the websites you see out there with lists of offerings and “preferred” items for gods are not always as reliable or accurate as one might want them to be- many people seem to believe that if you offer something and nothing goes wrong- that it must have gone down well, and it gets added to the ‘things this deity likes’ list without a lot of second thought. Since it’s hard to vet the recc lists on a lot of websites- I always suggest starting safe and branching out and learning from there.

That tangent aside, you may find this previous ask helpful. Make sure to look through the notes, as some people did respond with more information. And of course, hitting up Anup devotees for information is also a good idea.

Apologies in advance for the non-Tom related reblogs that are coming your way, but some of this stuff on my feed tonight is just too damned funny to pass up.  We will be back to your regular Tom programming soon. 

anonymous asked:

I apologize if this has been asked before, I tried looking around a little and maybe my searches here were too narrow, but I was wondering if there were Egyptian deities that might be more comfortable for nonbinary or trans individuals to interact with? Not necessarily deities who /were/ trans because I doubt that was a thing, per se, but deities that are a little "wonky" or different in the gender area?

The two deities that probably come to mind the first might be Hapi or Neith. Hapi is almost always shown with large breasts, a sign of his fertility. And Neith is almost always portrayed like a male even though she is female. I also think Sekhmet was once portrayed as a male… Not sure if that counts as different in the gender area, but I do feel like it shows a sort of… blurring of gender boundaries.

Set would probably be a good choice, too. He’s all about breaking rules and boundaries - which I personally think gender roles and identities could be a part of that.

Atum has an epithet of the great he-she. Not sure if that would count, either? I always personally felt that that epithet showed ambiguity in the gender arena.

And for those interested in it, we’ve got Horus, Set and Thoth who are canonically bisexual (or possibly pansexual, depending on how we want to define things). And it’s my personal opinion that Osiris and Ra are as well.

I feel like most of the gods in our pantheon would be okay with their devotee being trans, though. It seems like they’re all very big on being true to yourself and I’ve not heard of anyone being pushed away from our gods for being MOGAI. 

Not sure if anyone else has any other deities to add to the list?