Amunet “the female hidden one”


AmunetAmunet (/ˈæməˌnɛt/; also spelled Amonet or Amaunet) was a primordial goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. She is a member of the Ogdoad and the consort of Amun.

Her name, meaning “the female hidden one”, was simply the feminine form of Amun’s own name. It is possible that she was never an independent deity, as the first mention of either of them is in a pair.

By at least the Twelfth dynasty (c. 1991–1803 BC) she was overshadowed as Amun’s consort by Mut, but she remained locally important in the region of Thebes where Amun was worshiped, and there she was seen as a protector of the pharaoh.

At Karnak, Amun’s cult center, priests were dedicated to Amunet’s service. The goddess also played a part in royal ceremonies such as the Sed festival. Amunet was depicted as a woman wearing the Red Crown and carrying a staff of papyrus.

In late texts from Karnak she was synchronized with Neith, although she remained a distinct deity as late as the Ptolemaic period (323–30 BC).

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Area of Influence:
Creation

Pantheon: Egyptian

Consort: Amun

Plant/Tree: Papyrus

Symbols: Red Crown, Papyrus

 

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The White Goddess

Amun “God of Wind”


Amun – God of Winds.

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Amun (Imn, Amon, Amen) is the patron God of Thebes, a god of the wind and King of the Gods. Initially a local God of Thebes, with Amaunet he represented the primordial concept or element of air or invisibility. Later he was to become the Patron God of Thebes, replacing Monthu. During the rule of Ahmose I he fused with the sun God Ra to become Amun-Ra.  It was thought that Amun created himself and then his surroundings.

He is usually depicted in human form, with two plumes on his head and carrying the ankh symbol and the was scepter. He was called upon by those who believed suffering had come about as a result of their own or others wrongdoing. He was also able to calm stormy seas.

In the Hymn to Amun-Ra he is described as

    “Lord of truth, father of the gods, maker of men, creator of all animals, Lord of things that are, creator of the staff of life.”

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Yes, that’s his penis. In many cultures an erection is seen as not only a symbol of fertility but creation as well.

Consort: Amaunet, Mut, Wosret

Element: Air

Planet: Sun

Symbols:Two vertical plumes, Ram-headed Sphinx, Was Scepter

Area of Influence:
Wind, Creation

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Ammit, “Devourer of the Dead”


Ammit or Ammut, meaning “Devourer of the Dead” or just “devourer”, was a Goddess (for some), and/or an helper in the Duat, for others, as I mentioned.

Whether you see it as a Goddess or as a helper in the Duat, or as both, this is for YOU.

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Ammit is the personification of the divine retribution for all the bad done in life. She lived in the Duat, to be specific, in the Hall of Ma’at where the dead went to know if it was granted the afterlife or not. How so? Well, by the Weighting of the Heart, of course!! And you ask me: what is that?? Well.. in the Hall of Ma’at there is scales, and in one side Yinepu (Anubis) had to put the feather of Ma’at, the feather of truth. In the other side He had to put the heart of the dead (the Egyptians believed this was where the soul lived), if one had done too many good things in life it was granted the afterlife (this seen by the heart being lighter than the feather), but if one had done bad things for the heart to be heavier than the feather, Ammit would eat their heart and soul. In other versions of the myth, Ammit would eat the body, as well. She lives within the Hall of Two Truths, associated with the element of fire and is in some systems called one of the Goddesses of the Underworld.

“She was also known as the ‘Dweller in Amenta’ or the ‘Devourer of Amenta’, the place where the sun sets. Amenta, as used by the Egyptians, was applied to the west bank of the Nile – Egyptian cemeteries and funerary places were all on the west. To the Egyptians, west was a direction linked to death. Amenta was also the name of the underworld – the place where Ra traveled during the night. Ammut, therefore, was not only a demoness of death, but a demoness of the underworld. In at least one papyrus, Ammut was depicted as crouching beside the lake of fire in the infernal regions of the underworld!”

Tour Egypt site, http://www.touregypt.net/godsofegypt/ammut.htm

 

“Ammit was never worshipped, and was not strictly a goddess, but her image was thought to ward off evil. She was the personification of all that the ancient Egyptians feared and a reminder to live by the principles of Maat. Although she was referred to as a demon, she was in reality a force for order. Moreover, each person was at least given the chance to defend their life before being consigned to eternal damnation.”

Ancient Egypt Online site, http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/ammit.html

She was depicted as the three animals that was considered the largest “man-eating” animals. This was a crocodile (Her head), a lion (Her upper body) and a hippopotamus (Her lower body). Here I leave Her image.

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I want to leave, as well, some artwork of Her eating a body

Original article here.

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