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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:53 am    Post subject: Serqet/Serket/Selket Reply with quote

I like to know more about this scorpion goddess. read2
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a good site to find any information on the various gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt. Just click on the name of the god or goddess on the left:
http://www.nemo.nu/ibisportal/0egyptintro/1egypt/index.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Osiris II wrote:
This is a good site to find any information on the various gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt. Just click on the name of the god or goddess on the left:
http://www.nemo.nu/ibisportal/0egyptintro/1egypt/index.htm


Ah thanks for the link Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good site Osiris II recommended. I'd also add this one to the list. It's pretty general but contains good information. I like this site for its provision of the hieroglyphic writing of the names of the gods and goddesses, and here's also a nice list. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I've seen these links before are there any books on Serket? Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know of any books written on just Serqet (or most Egyptian deities, for that matter). However, I always have to recommend Wilkinson's The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt for a nice study on the subject. I'll bet you already have this one, right? Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kmt_sesh wrote:
I don't know of any books written on just Serqet (or most Egyptian deities, for that matter). However, I always have to recommend Wilkinson's The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt for a nice study on the subject. I'll bet you already have this one, right? Razz


No I don't will be getting it for my birthday soon. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooo, what a great birthday present. Happy birthday to you! #Birthday
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She is protector of Qebehsenuf, one of four sons of Horus.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Qebshsuenet was the falcon-headed protector of the intestines. I can find no information that says that Selket was his protector, rather that she was the protector of the intestine also. See here:
In the underworld, she helped in the process of rebirth of the newly deceased, and oriented them as they came to her, giving them the breath of life. She was given the title "Mistress of the Beautiful House", associating her with the Divine Booth where mummification took place. She was the protector of the canopic jar that held the intestines, along with Qebehsenuef - a falcon headed Son of Horus. She was associated with the western cardinal point.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Are there any temples for Serket in Egypt?

I've heard and read that she had her own priests but where did her worship took place? Did she had her own shrines or temples?

Many of the gods and goddesses has there own cities where they are patron dieties but did Serket have?

Were the priests of Serket only mail, or did she have priestesses like Isis and Hathor?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this on good ol' Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selket

You can usually find information on any subject on Wikipedia, but not all information can be accepted as absolutely correct.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shepenmut wrote:
Thanks I've seen these links before are there any books on Serket? Smile


Stoof, Magdalena: Skorpion und Skorpiongöttin im alten Ägypten. - Hamburg: Kovac, 2002. - ISBN: 3-8300-0614-4 - ISSN: 1435-7445 - 197 p., 32 fig. - Schriftenreihe Antiquitates archäologische Forschungsergebnisse 23 - German

Känel, Frédérique von: Les prêtres-ouâb de Sekhmet et les conjurateurs de Serket. - Paris: Pr. Universit. de France, 1984. - ISBN: 2-13-038233-9 - IX, 338 p. - Bibliothèque de l'Ecole des Hautes Études Section des Sciences Religieuses 87 - French

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm wondering if at some point Serket's cult wasn't assimilated into Bastet's? There's a LP naophorous statue giving Bastet the epithet "She who causes the throat to breathe" that is isually one of Serket's epithets.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My understanding is that the venom of certain animals, when had in a small dose, produces psycho-active states - like mushrooms or auyauska (such incorrect spelling, sorry)

So the sting of the scorpion, when controlled, could induce states of delerium in which prophecy or higher states of consciousness could be achieved. Just like they did with snake venom

With this being a specialised group, they could have been a cult within a cult
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