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Where is Netjer/Netcher/GOD [Jul. 15th, 2008|11:29 pm]
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Hello everybody, I have a simple question: Where is Netjer/Netcher/massive kemetic godhead from. While I accept many Kemetic polytheists believe in soft polytheist or Monolatrism, and do have evidence to back this up, I can’t find where this particular belief that all gods are Netjer comes from. Sure there was the belief that all gods were part of Amun or Atum or even Nit I have found no textual or modern archeological evidence. In fact Netjer from what I have found is simply equates to “a god” with Netjeret meaning a goddess and Netjeru as the plural, their appears to be no great GOD Netjer/netcher. So where does this belief come from, am I just missing something.

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[User Picture]From: sekhmetsat
2008-07-16 07:15 pm (UTC)
the modern usage is not what the ancients believed. the god/dess of your hometown was supreme in ancient times, later becoming superceded by the Pharaonic religious cults(R', Amon, Ptah). the hometown priests, however, still inserted their deity as the first who rose from Nun, that being the primary or supreme monolatrous deity. i hope that makes sense.
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