Secrets of Ancient Egypt: Isis
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This Blog "Secrets of Ancient Egypt" was started 19. September 2008 under the name "Mysteries of Ancient Egypt"

Behold, the Secrets of Ancient Egypt, the land that the universe created when the cosmos made the Nile. As the Queen of the constellations raised herself above the two horizons and declared her name as Sirius, so did the jubilation of life occur, meanwhile her husband the Egyptian constellation of Orion stands guard by her.

The articles that you find here, investigates all the mysteries that lies hidden in the ancient desert sand, specifically their spiritual nature which began among the stars.

While I worked in Egypt I quickly saw something more than the guides would talk about.
Like I would say to my guests before entering a temple, "I can give you the regular guide story, which last 40 min, and then you can walk around by yourself? Or..."

"I can give you everything I've got, meaning I will tell you the details, and anything you point to, I will explain. I will use up all of your time, and still have a lot to say. the choice is yours".
- Guess which one they picked, always :)

You could say that this blog is based on that concept, of giving you everything I've got, on what ever topic from this ancient land.

Mysterious objects, that either moves or sings, are studied in more detail. I can guarantee you a journey which you haven't seen before, from below the ground to up among the stars.

The Pyramid builders that left empty sarcophagus and a knowledge which no one have been able to imitate since...
A peculiar and mysterious thing, is also the fact that what we have from the Pyramid Builders are in stone not papyrus manuscripts. Their spiritual belief was written into the stones.

The mysteries of Edgar Cayce are also looked into, as well as the case of the Emerald tablets.

Furthermore you have a unique opportunity to read more about individual stars and constellations of ancient Egypt, known under the name of the Decans.

This blog goes extensively into different subjects from this holy land, and takes you on a real as well as truthful journey into the magical land of the great ancient Egyptians.

The Emerald tablets articles can be found under the label Hermes Trismegitus, there are more than one article about each subject, and it is for that reason that they are arranged into label categories.

You can also use the list below, turning the pages to see illustrating images of each article.
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By WindBlowerTM

Taweret Goddess, Egyptian Hippo Goddess

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Taweret Goddess, Egyptian Hippo Goddess


She was one of the Great Ones, her motherly nature was touched by Nut and Mutt, the great mother goddesses. The hippopotamus goddess was seen as a 'Mother goddess' with a protective power. Yet she is portrayed with a mix of deadly animals, which create a horrific creature.
Taweret goddess from Ancient Egypt

  • Ipet
  • Reret
  • Taweret


The Hippopotamus Taweret was widely known in ancient days, again and like all other gods and goddess, it had two sides to its nature, the protective, and the destructive. 

Many things about ancient Egyptian mythology and beliefs (probably one and the same thing back then) are still being debated. Some subjects are just left alone, or only studied by the very few. But one debate is (among some) that are the goddess the same just with different names and portrayed differently? Or are there more than one goddess? 

In this post we will take a very short look at two of these ancient hippopotamus Taweret goddess.


Ipet (Apet/Opet)


She was a very ancient primal goddess. Sometimes her name is found with Mutt's and Nut's name, connecting them and their natures. She is also believed to be the Star Draconis, which connects her to the afterlife - the soul's journey.


Reret


means 'sow' she was also known as Reret-weret, which means the Great Sow. She is in this form a representation of the constellation called 'Isis' and this constellation seem to be our day Draco


In ancient cultures around 2500 B.C the pole-star was known as Thuban, and this star lies inside Draco.


Taweret goddess





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Bastet goddess

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She was seen as the heat of the Sun, 
a goddess of fire.

Bastet was the foremost goddess of the eastern part of the Delta, and both she and her city are very old. 

A huge shadow suddenly jumps before me, I am so chocked that I take a step back. My heart begins to beat harder and faster as I see it walking slowly towards me. 

A long tail makes sudden movement, as if it was a snake ready to strike. Covered in fear I look around to see if I can escape, I cannot… Is it a Tiger, is it a Lion? 

Questions and fear is making my body shake but unable to move… I stand as the shadow comes ever so close, and I hold my breath, as if the breath would take me away from reality… 

Suddenly a little cat jumps out from behind a wall, wiggling its tail and body up the wall. Kindly it comes nearer, and away went my fear. 

Such a beauty of strength and grace, that is truly Bastet.

Drawing by Karima L - Lady Bastet

Bastet was original a lioness goddess but people changed her look and she became depicted as a woman with a cat's head. She had her own city/nome, which is mentioned in the bible, this city was called Bubastis. 

She is mentioned in many ancient texts, she was the daughter of Ra the Sun god. According to some old legends, the Bastet goddess was the personification of the soul of Isis.

In different cities/nomes Bastet's mythology changes, such as we find in Thebes (Luxor) where Bastet was identified with the goddess Mutt. In Dendera she was seen as the female counter part of Tem (In this city she was known under the name of Tem-t).

As the daughter of Ra she became the 'eye of Ra' but she was also connected to the Moon, where she was referred to as the 'eye of the Moon'. 

She would protect her father in his soul journey, and therefore Bastet were the protector of all who passed. 

She would fight the great enemy Apophis, a hideous snake that was on the soul's journey. She is said to be as fears as Sekhmet. 

Later on this cat goddess would become a symbol of motherhood, and a protective motherly nature.
In ancient Greece Bastet would be the parallel of the goddess Artemis.

The reincarnation of the goddess had special marks, a curtain look, so did the reincarnation of the cat goddess Bastet. When they found the cat with those special markings, they would take it to a special temple, the temple of Neith at Sais.


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Urt-Hekau, Goddess of magical spells

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Who is the Ancient Goddess Urt-Hekau


She was an embodiment of Isis in the form of a serpent, it was her form in the night boat, as her powerful magical spells would protect Ra on his journey.

There she stood before me, like she had guided me to her. I stood in awe as I looked upon her magical being. Who was she, for what reason did she exist? Of all the beings that I had seen, never had my eyes seen her before, and yet there she was.
The Cobra Goddess Urt-Hekau
Urt-Hekau Cobra Goddess of Magical Spells

Urt-Hekau is her name. She is an ancient goddess, so much so that even the old Egyptians called her ancient. She belongs to the road of the Underworld, the dark land between Earth and heaven. 

Who is she, seems as mysterious as the pyramid creation itself, what was her purpose, no one knows for curtain. 

But no matter what we understand or lack to understand in our modern world, she is clearly important. And the lack of knowledge about her is probably further proof of her importance. 

I say this because the most holy of holiness has always been 'hidden'/ the least written about especially in our modern books.


Her name contains the word of Magic itself [Heka], and the Cobra was a symbol of power.


Personal note…
Right now I am thinking about Isis when she tricked Ra into giving her, his real name. 

In this mythological story she poisons him, with something he doesn’t even know. When Isis did this towards Ra, she was a kind of embodiment of magic itself. 

At further observation, I find it rather odd that Ra could not heal himself from her poison, if she is a smaller god than him. 


Maybe she was more or less equal to him in the heavenly sense?

By this I mean, Ra is the Sun, so if she is a star then this would make more sense, as the stars are both equal and more than our Sun. 

The Sun is mostly important to our environment/life force here upon earth. But the stars in general are as important and as great, just in ways we have still to figure out.




UPDATED 19. december - 2009
Since I am home in Denmark now, I can look in all of my books, which might give a further explanation of her. 

She is a most mysterious goddess, and it would seem that not much is known about her. The passages where her name has been found, leads us to a little more knowledge about her.
From Budge 'Gods of ancient Egypt Vol I'.
It states that Urt-Hekau is the 'protective power of the Eye of Horus.'

Directly connecting her to the mythology stories known as the 'Eye-myths'.


Urt-Hekau

From Budge Gods of ancient Egypt Vol II .
It has a short passages from the text of Pepi I (line 100 ff.)

“Hail, Nut in whose head appear the Two Eyes (i.e., Sun and Moon), thou hast taken possession of Horus and art his Urt-hekau (i.e., mighty one of words of power), thou hast taken possession of Set and art his Urt-hekau.” - This passage gives us further clues; Earlier I told you that her name contained the word for magic ‘Heka’ but rather interestingly this word ‘Heka’ contains yet another word ‘Ka.’ Now the Ka is very important in ancient Egypt, we can best translate this word for the soul. There is also something known as the ‘kau-spirits.’

It also has yet another interesting note when we read about the goddess Nephthys; That Nephthys possessed magical powers like Isis, and Urt-Hekau, ‘Mighty one of words of powers’ was as much a title for this goddess as of her husband, Set-Nubti.

Urt-Hekau is also known as a lioness goddess.


Danish translationDanish

Dér stod hun foran mig, det var som om at hun havde guidede mig dertil. Jeg stod i fuldkommen forbavselse af hendes magiske tilstedeværelse. Hvem var hun, hvad var grunden til hendes eksistens? Af alle de væsner jeg havde set, så havde mine øjne aldrig faldet på hende før, og alligevel var hun lige der.

Urt-Hekau er hendes navn. Hun er en meget gammel gudinde, så gammel at selv de gamle Ægypter kaldte hende gammel. Hun tilhører vejen til underverden, det mørke land imellem Jorden og himlen. Hvem hun er, virker næsten ligeså mystisk som de gamle pyramiders kreation gør. Grunden til hendes eksistens, er stadig uvis. Men ligegyldigt hvordan vores moderne viden er, eller mangel der af, er hendes eksistens indhyllet af uvished, men klart betydningsfuld. Den manglende viden omkring hende er nok yderlig bevis på hendes vigtige betydning. Dette siger jeg på grund af de gamles allermeste helligheder, som tit forbliver hemmelige, især i de mere moderne bøger.

Hendes navn i sig selv indeholder det gamle ord for Magi [Heka], og kobraen er de gamles symbol for kraftfuld magt.

Personlig note…
Lige nu tænker jeg på hvordan Isis narrede Ra, til at give hende, hans rigtige navn. I denne mytologiske historie forgifter hun(Isis) Ra med en gift han ikke kender til og ikke kan hele sig selv fra. Da Isis gør dette imod Ra er hun et slag væsen af selveste magien. Når jeg studere nærmer, syntes jeg at det er besynderligt at Ra ikke kunne hele ham selv fra denne gift, især hvis hun er en mindre gud en ham. Måske var hun mere på lige fod med Ra i den mere himmelske forstand. Med dette mener jeg; Ra er Solen, hvis Isis er en stjerne ville dette være mere logisk, fordi en stjerne er både på lige fod og mere end vores Sol. Solen er mest vigtig for vores form for livsform/miljø her på jord. Men stjernerne i den mere generelle forstand er ligeså vigtige, bare på måde vi stadig ikke er i stand til at tolke.


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