In this familiar image of the weighing of the heart, ones heart is weighed by Anubis against the weight of Ma-at’s feather
Remember that Anubis is the child ofNepthys and Osiris…the infant left inthe rushes, found by Isis , and raisedas her own child.Anubis monitored the Scales of Truthto protect the dead from deceptionand eternal death.
Weighing of the heart of the deceasedby Anubis. This protects the dead from deception
Sekhmet (Sakhmet) is one of the oldest known Egyptian deities. Her name is derived from theEgyptian word "Sekhem" (which means "power" or "might") and is often translated as the "Powerful One".
Sekmet has many attributes, but above all, she is the protector of Ma-at, balance or justice. Sekmet is also called "The One Who LovesMa´at and Who Detests Evil".
Horus was the protector andpatron of the pharaoh.Horus was associatedwith Upper Egypt (asHeru-Ur in Nekhen) andLower Egypt (as HorusBehedet or Horus ofEdfu) he was the perfectchoice for a unifiedcountry
An ancient myth describes a battlebetween Horus and Set in which Horus´right eye was torn out and Set lost histesticles! Thoth magically restored Horus´eye, at which point it was given the name"Wadjet" ("whole" or "healthy").
The Wadjet (or Ujat, meaning "WholeOne") is a powerful symbol of protectionalso known as the "Eye of Horus" and the "all seeing eye".
During the battle with Set, the eye of Horus was torn into 6 parts:each section depicting afraction and a one of the senses
Horus-SetHorus and Set werealways placed inopposition to eachotherSet was theembodiment ofdisorder and chaoswhile Horus was theembodiment of order.
Horus represented thedaytime sky while Setrepresented the nighttime sky. However, in early times the two were also seen as existing in a state of balance in which Horus and Set represented Upper and Lower Egypt respectively
The moon and the sun were initiallythought of as the left and right eyes of Horus. According to legend, Horus left eye (the moon) was injured in a fight with Set and was restored by Thoth, the ibis headed god
Geb, the god of the earth and Nut, the goddess of the sky
Isis was her Greek name, but shewas known to the ancient Egyptiansas Aset (or Ast, Iset, Uset), which isusually translated as "(female) ofthrone" or "Queen of the throne".Her original headdress was anempty throne and as thepersonification of the throne shewas an important source of thePharaoh´s power
The Hedget, the white crown of UpperEgypt and the Deshret, the Red Crown of Lower Egypt
At around 3100 B.C., King Menesdefeated the king of Lower Egypt. Afterthis he united both lands and calledhimself king of both Upper Egypt andLower Egypt.
Around 3000 BC, King Menesestablished Memphis as the capital of the unified Egypt
The legend goes on to tell howKing Menes even designed a newcrown to celebrate his victory.This double crown was there forthe union of the two lands. KingMenes and his family formed thefirst ever Egyptian dynasty.
In the Amduat, the triumph of life overdeath is imaged over and over in thesymbolism of vegetationThe Blessed Dead are provided witheverything they need in the fertilefields of Wernes, and those who dwellon the riverbanks are given acres ofland from the Great God.
Thus the 3rd hour is also called:Water of the Unique Lord, which brings forth nourishment
Anubis, the jackal headed God, son of Nephthys and Osiris God of embalming
PTAHThe creator-god ofMemphis, and during thelong period the city servedas the capital of Egypt itwas known as Het-ka-Ptahor "House of the Soul ofPtah".
Shabaka stone containing the theology of Memphis
The heiroglyph text of the Shabakastone:likely the first record of theistic creation in existence
The name of the 2nd Barque isPakhetLion headed goddess whose attributes areFEROCITY AND FEMININITYINNER STRENGTH
Pakhet:A huntress whowandered the desertalone at night lookin gforprey. She was alsocalled the The NightHuntress with sharpeye and pointed claw.She is often depictedkilling snakes in hersharp claws
Often Kherty (232)(Aken) would navigate the boatin the underworld
KHNUM Chief Deity of ElephantineResponsible for the inundation of the Nile reaching Egypt at Elephantine
Meskhenet was also present in the Hall ofthe Double Maat. Standing near thescales, she assisted in the re-birth of thesoul in the afterlife, as she aided thebirthing of the newborn into this world.