A while ago, I believe that you might have a reference to a myth of when Osiris threatens to unleash the dead upon the world. I was hoping that you could tell me more or the whole story, because I am unable to find out more about the story.
That's in The Contendings of Horus and Seth, near the end! It's part of a letter exchange between Osiris and Re-Harakhty, facilitated by Thoth sending an initial letter to the West asking Osiris to chime in on the matter of who should be king. In it, Osiris gets rightfully angry that they still haven't made Horus king and tossed Seth into the Nile head-first (honestly, whoever expected the literal guy who was murdered to say anything else should maybe sit and think about it for a bit). Re-Harakhty sends a passive-aggressive letter back, and then Osiris is... well he isn’t pleased. The exchange is as follows (translation after Lichtheim, only the pertinent bits):
(Osiris writes:) ”Why is my son Horus being defrauded when it was I who made you strong? It was I who made barley and emmer to nourish the gods, and the cattle after the gods, while no god or goddess was able to do it!”
(Re-Harakhty replies:) “If you had not existed, if you had not been born, barley and emmer would yet exist!”
(Osiris sends back:) “Very good is all you have done and what the Ennead has found to do! Ma’at has been made to sink into the netherworld! Now you pay attention to this matter! The land in which I am is full of savage-looking messengers who fear no god or goddess. If I send them out, they will bring me the heart of every evildoer, and they will be here with me! What good is my being here, resting in the West, while all of you are outside? Who among you is mightier than I? But they have invented wrongdoing! When Ptah the Great, South-of-his-Wall, Lord of Memphis, created the sky, did he not say to the stars in it: ‘You shall go to rest in the West every night, in the place where King Osiris is, and after the gods all mankind shall also go to rest where you are’? So he said to me.”
Basically, Osiris says “look, my son is the rightful heir, and my opinion should hold weight because without me you would be nothing.” Re-Harakhty doesn’t take kindly to that and tells Osiris he ain’t shit. And then we get to the part you’re asking after, which is Osiris threatening to send his underlings (which aren’t the dead, but rather the same messengers/entities of the underworld who make the journey through the duat perilous for gods and mortals alike) to “take the heart of every evildoer”, which amounts to him saying if you don’t make my son king this instant so help me I will drag each and everyone of you here with me and you know I can make good on that promise because I own this place.
After that letter, the court of the gods finally decides that Horus is to be made king instead of Seth.
Isis (‘Aset’ or ‘Eset’) was the goddess of magic and healing in Egyptian mythology. The most famous story of Isis began when Seth (god of war), the jealous brother of Osiris (god of the afterlife), dismembered him and scattered the parts of his body throughout Egypt. The ancient sacred stories say that the other deities were so impressed with Isis’s dedication to finding her beloved husband, that they helped her revive him. She was also very important to the ancient Egyptians because she had so many different powers. Isis was both the protector of women and the bringer of magic. Eventually she was transformed into the ‘Queen of the Universe’ and the embodiment of Cosmic order. By the Roman period, she was believed to control the power of fate itself.
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“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo da Vinci
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Goddess Ubasti and her history:
According to Egyptian Mythology, Ubasti (also spelled Bast, Bastet, Ubaste) is the goddess of war, home, domesticity, secrets, cats, fertility (due to the high fertility of the domestic cat), childbirth, protection, sexual magick, lust and sexual heat. She was the daughter of the Sun God Ra and was one the most popular deities of ancient Egypt as she was the protector of everyone's home and family. To this day, there are worshippers of Goddess Ubasti who are very passionate about their beliefs and ideas of her. Bast's followers often honoured her through gold jewellery and different amulets. Initially, her duty was to protect her father from harm threatened by Apep, the snake God and his arch nemesis. Her appearance started out as a wild lioness which later changed to a milder domesticated cat but she was no less dangerous and ruthless. It is said that Bastet was the only goddess who could transform into a cat but not any other animal like the other gods. There is also this duality to her where she is depicted as the "Nurturing Mother" as well as being a "Terrifying Avenger". It is because of her today that cats are associated with royalty,riches and opulence.
Themes to associate with while looking for Ubasti's significance in your Natal blue print:
Ubasti reminds us of all that is feline and feminine. One can always find out which physical or personality characteristic they have is the most feline like in nature. Now obviously there's the famous feline characteristic of being completely "unbothered" or having "zero fucks to give" no matter how demonised cats may be. This is what cats are known for. This particularly leads to the aspect of "freedom of self expression" with clearly no strings attached. One can also look into the relationship with their father since cats don't do well with emotions and being stoic is often considered masculine in nature. Through cats one can learn how to just, relax. They never waste energy on unnecessary interactions and remind us that self care is important, so groom yourself!! Be it through makeup, jewellery(cats in ancient Egypt were adorned with jewellery by their owners to show respect to goddess Ubasti ), getting piercings (Ubasti is known for her pierced cat ears), grooming, putting on perfume or hell, even filling your human claws. You see, cats refuse to take anything seriously unless situations are out of hand and dangerous. Oh and please, we all know cats go around mating all day everyday. They got kitty orgies, I'm sure lol. So indirectly they show us that we should enjoy our sexuality.
Most importantly, Ubasti teaches us how to accept our truest nature of ourselves and other things. Lessons of "self" and being "unaffected by society's views" is what can be taken away. Being protective of things that are dear and near to you can be considered majorly. Indications of passion, honour and interest.
When Ubasti resides here it gives a few feline physical traits. Cat like eyes, with eyebrows that are upturned. If not as prominent usually, it can be emphasised with the use of eye makeup, especially eyeliner. It can also seem like the person is doing a "cat walk" unintentionally while just walking normally. There's no place that can't be their unintentional ramp. Small lips. Could show what aspect of their physical look they'd want to keep prim and proper. In its truest form this placement can be very high maintenance and full of attitude if not looked after. Fierce personality.
Here, Ubasti can be quite unpredictable with routine but she likes it that way and it won't change. Keeping herself top priority always, she sees herself with a lot of value. Competitive and down to fight when it comes to protecting her business. Might make the person gluttonous about their material possessions. Can make the person a true homebody.
The gift of "smooth talk" is given here. Flirtatious yet seductive way of speaking. Poised while talking. Always curious with a sharp mind. Ubasti here has a deadly tongue when aggressive. There can be absolute moments of silence as well with no verbal communication whatsoever when she wants. After all, cats aren’t so noisy usually. Now this placement can actually beat around the bush pretty well, cats aren’t so confrontational in reality.
In the house of feminine energy, I’d say Ubasti feels quite comfortable. She will be protective of her emotions but in a very logical way. Fertility maybe of big deal here since this house also talks of the nurturing aspect of accepting our feminine nature. She can be dark here as well but she knows that it’s okay to be dark natured and lustful. The hesitation to show her emotions will always be there when placed in a water house, it comes down to maintaining her nonchalant image. Cats don’t do water!
Ubasti is finally at home here! “Welcome to my Opulence and Grandeur!” is what she’ll say. Over here, she will open her heart with pride. She will show her erotic ways of movement and lure lovers in just for fun! Can either be the one to adore kids or not at all. But regardless, the protective aspect of looking over younger ones will always be there. Her appreciation for the masculine energy may also come out by participating in the stereotypical “masculine” activities. Admiration, adoration, gifts and social status is the way to her heart. Show her a good time, show her that time spent with you is better than her solitude. Cats are quite prideful of their solitude most of the time.
Ubasti in the infamous house of cats will feel like she fits in. Her domestic nature will be highlighted here. She will be traditional in her ways and very giving. When she takes up a duty here, she gives it her all and there’s no looking back. Things are to be done her way, always. It can also show how one is with the cat kind. Easy going and guarded of her emotions.
Loyalty is key for Ubasti here. She may not always want to settle down through means of marriage but that doesn’t mean that she takes part in infidelity. Remember, she was lion headed before fully domesticating herself. So she is definitely protective and obsessive over her romantic and platonic relationships, she won’t forget herself so easily. If she does take interest in many romantic relationships, she will be open about it. No hard feelings. She won’t judge you either. Major themes here can be the relationship you hold with the females in your life.
Transformation is definitely one of Ubasti’s favourite things to do. Her sense of duality amplifies here. She can have a lion’s head as well as the domestic cat’s head but still have many versions to them both. She keeps them both running. Associated to her father Ra’s “eye that sees everything”, she seeks ultimate and raw truth. She is aware of how the true nature of the world works. Expect her to practice Wicca while she’s here. Occultism is so up her alley. Being afraid of the dark is silly to her. Kinky and extremely sexually aware. Think of orgies when you see her here. Primal sex.
Ahhhh, here comes her life’s philosophy: No Fucks Given. With Ubasti’s wild spirit, she will take up life as it comes. A risk taker. She will either be very religious or will have no god’s control over her head. It’s unpredictable with this one. Spiritual endeavours maybe of her liking. Remember, religion and spirituality are two different things. At the end of the day, she will obviously follow the path of her passions. Unique and other worldly things are her lust. Piercings could be a thing here as Ubasti was always adorned in earrings and jewellery.
This house can be quite difficult for Ubasti. It shows her relationship with the male members of the society. Especially the dearest father figure. She may either have a beautiful relationship with her father or a cold but existent one where both just acknowledge each other and coexist or the last one, where there is no relationship at all. Depending on this relationship with her father, her other male relationships will be influenced. If she wants, she can be quite business oriented here. Won’t mess around with emotions or relationships as much.
Be ready for Ubasti’s rebellious nature to come forth. She can bring you chaos if you hurt her or her friends. Interests in community and politics may be present. Remember, it is always a cat’s desire for it’s owner to do whatever it wants by any means. Even if it means manipulation through their godly little charms and allure. Creative genius. Very detail oriented. Will never miss on reading people’s behaviours. Alpha energy when necessary. Maybe blinded by seeing beauty and goodness in everyone. Depending on which sign falls here, one could be known for something they do in the public eye.
This house is as much the house of the “Self” as the 1st house. The only difference? It’s deeply spiritual in nature. Think of Ubasti relaxing here. Relaxing through spiritual means. Extravagant rituals, some weed or even meditation. Her solitude becomes her greatest strength here. She uses this time to develop her intuition and connect to her suppressed emotions. Eventually, even a cat has to say goodbye to it’s prideful facade and make its true nature come forth. Letting out what’s hidden. This is where her deep passions manifest. Learning lessons may not be liked as much but it’s to be done regardless. Is sex used as an escape?
Big Thanks to @academiaghosts for recommending this beautiful asteroid to me. Love you babe!🥺💖✨
I hope that you all enjoyed reading my research and interpretation of this beautiful Asteroid!! Do let me know if this resonated with you guys!!🥺🤍
My 2nd school project: "Le Stelle della Duat" (Stars of the Duat): cover, 2 completed pages, 2 flat colors pages (that I'll fully color asap) + studies (not posted here)
The story tells the adventure of Anen, a royal astronomer, who dies of an unfortunate accident and his soul gets led to the afterlife by Anubis. In this new world he'll have to solve a mystery and find three stars that have been stolen from Nut, goddess of the Sky. With the help of other deities and his own knowledge about stars he'll be able to succeed!
I chose to draw the scene of Anen's meeting with Nut, she's quite angry because her stars are missing and she's not pleased to see a mortal, but Anubis reassures her that the man has big knowledge of the stars and he could help her. So Nut decides to trust him and explains what happened: she was with Geb, unable to reach him except for a few stretched caresses and when she got back in her temple three stars were gone!
Anen was a real person, an astronomer at the royal court of Amenhotep III, brother of Queen Tiy, and a statue of him can be seen at the Egyptian Museum in Turin. For Nut's design I got inspired a little by Eris from Dreamworks' Sinbad, but she's actually nicer hahah 😅 I'm not an Egyptologist but I tried my best and used some of my books and my own knowledge to write the subtitle in hieroglyphics, that means something on the notes of "Shall Anen bring the stars to the worshipped Nut". I loved this project an I'm eager to keep working on it, hopefully getting faster at drawing each page hahah
I hope you'll like this, please feel free to reblog if you like my work but don't copy, trace or repost any part of it! 👌🏻
I just ran across this on tiktok, and was wondering how accurate this may be? I was under the distinct impression that we had no clue how Egyptian is/was pronounced, so I wanted to bring this before the grand council, so to speak
Mut (‘Maut’ or ‘Mwt’ meaning ‘Mother’) was goddess of the sky, the divine mother goddess and ‘Queen of the Goddesses’ in Egyptian mythology. She was originally linked to the primeval waters of the universe, from which all things were born with her identity as mother of the cosmos giving her aspects of a creator goddess. Mut became a national goddess when Amun (king of the gods), became patron of Thebes which became the capital of Egypt. She then took the place of Amun’s earlier wife Amaunet, (goddess of the air) and inherited the title ‘Eye of Ra’ after her husband merged with the sun god Ra, becoming Amun-Ra. The ‘Eye of Ra’ was the daughter of Ra in the form of a lion who embodied the fierce heat of the sun. However, Mut was also ‘Mother of the Sun in Whom He Rises’ thus making her both the mother and daughter of the sun god.
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