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Questions [Jul. 10th, 2007|07:51 pm]
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I have solid knowledge of general Kemetic history but my study of the gods and the religion is only really just begun so please bear with me.

Some of the books I've been reading have stated that Hethert (Hathor) is the consort of Re. Sources I'd consider more reliable state that she is the consort of Heru (Horus).

Is the latter correct?
Does Re even have a consort?

[User Picture]From: divineaspect
2007-07-10 03:44 pm (UTC)
Sure, why not?
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[User Picture]From: luellon
2007-07-10 04:38 pm (UTC)
In Kemetic religion, many deities have more than one consort. Due to different regions and temples and local gods and myths.

Hethert had more than one consort. Heru Wer (Heru Behdet, a form of Horus the Elder) at Behdet where their son is Ihy, Sobek in the Faiyum where their son is Khonsu and I don't know about Ra.

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[User Picture]From: lilairen
2007-07-10 09:08 pm (UTC)
IIRC, Hethert is sometimes treated as the personification of Ra's hand, for the purpose of masturbating forth Shu and Tefnut.
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[User Picture]From: luellon
2007-07-11 12:31 am (UTC)
See, I also thought she was also considered his daughter and mother too as being both Eye of Ra and Sky Goddess who births the sun.

I love your icon of Hethert.

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[User Picture]From: lilairen
2007-07-11 01:57 am (UTC)
Relationships between the netjeru are such intricate things.

The icon is from a larger commissioned piece that I got from ursulav a couple of years ago -- what She's looking at with that expression of raw delight is a giant heap of miscellaneous musical instruments.
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[User Picture]From: mauvedragon
2007-07-11 08:51 am (UTC)
Where's Behdet? Because I think that's the same grouping as at Dendara and Edfu.

Also sometimes I think their son is another form of Heru.
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[User Picture]From: luellon
2007-07-11 02:33 pm (UTC)
Behdet is the ancient Egyptian name for Edfu.

::groans:: everyone has a son that's a form of Heru.
Hehe. Just kidding.

Ihy is a god of music and as far as I remember is not depicted in a hawk form.

Yeah. I think Hethert and Heru Wer does have another son that's a form of Heru but I can't remember which one.
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