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Which is your favorite Egyptian Goddess?
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite is Bastet, Mistress of the house.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I choose Ma'at.
She is truth...the only way to live. Without her there is chaos. To not out weigh the feather is to not is to be eaten by Ammit. She represented morality and justice. No civilization could reach the heights that ancient Egypt did without her.
In my humble opinion anyway. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hathorhotep wrote:
Why? Because she then became Sekhmet? Her power is great, indeed, and no wonder that Hathor was worshipped as a great goddess - she is a deity of the most powerfull thing in the universe.


Yup. I kind of think of her as the "Incredible Hulk" of Egyptian goddesses.

If you're not familiar with him, the "Incredible Hulk" is a comic book character who's a nice mild mannered scientist who turns into a giant raving maniac when someone angers him.

She was a very powerful goddess indeed.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandi wrote:
I choose Ma'at.
She is truth...the only way to live. Without her there is chaos. To not out weigh the feather is to not is to be eaten by Ammit. She represented morality and justice. No civilization could reach the heights that ancient Egypt did without her.
In my humble opinion anyway. Embarassed


Maat is in many ways the foundation of Egyptian Civilization. Welcome to Egyptian Dreams.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since we're on about godessess I'd have to say Sekhmet and Bastet. I'm a bit of a cat lover so that kind of makes me lean more towards feline/Lioness deities.

And besides Sekhmet was a warrior, most warrior deities are males so it's interesting to see a warrior godess!
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sobek101 wrote:
Since we're on about godessess I'd have to say Sekhmet and Bastet. I'm a bit of a cat lover so that kind of makes me lean more towards feline/Lioness deities.

And besides Sekhmet was a warrior, most warrior deities are males so it's interesting to see a warrior godess!


Actually there were a couple of warrior goddesses. Neith was depicted with a bow and arrows. Any of the serpent godesses were fiercely protective deities.

I find it interesting how many of these deities sort of morph into each other, share attributes, etc.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naunacht wrote:
Actually there were a couple of warrior goddesses. Neith was depicted with a bow and arrows. Any of the serpent godesses were fiercely protective deities.

I find it interesting how many of these deities sort of morph into each other, share attributes, etc.


Yes, but I was referring to other ancient cultures around the world.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My own quote:
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Her power is great, indeed, and no wonder that Hathor was worshipped as a great goddess - she is a deity of the most powerfull thing in the universe.


Do you know what is the most powerfull thing in the universe, Naunchat?
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hathorhotep wrote:
My own quote:
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Her power is great, indeed, and no wonder that Hathor was worshipped as a great goddess - she is a deity of the most powerfull thing in the universe.


Do you know what is the most powerfull thing in the universe, Naunchat?


Ah, could it be Love?
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe. pharaohkiss
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WinkI think that in the universe is very important love, and life with much joy and happiness. My favorite is called the goddess Sekhmet. She is my favorite because it is beautiful and has a lion's head, and I really like lions. It is my opinion. Idea
Sorry, but the picture is too big. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meretseger - as you might guess Wink

I just love her title; 'She who loveth silence'.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, this is her very name. There was a queen called like that.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine would have to be Sekhmet, and Isis.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anubis is my favorite god. I just think the Egyptian idea of mummification fascinates me, and how it preserves their bodies for so long, and Anubis is the god of that. Plus, I've always thought he looked cool with that jackal head of his.

Isis is my favorite goddess, and how in Osiris's myth, she works so hard with Horus to avenge Seth. And how she seems so... kind and peaceful. Or how she has to do with magic, which is pretty cool.

Other deities I really like, but aren't favorites, are Nephthys, Ma'at, Shu, and Ra.
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