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Firefly369

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Have more to post but watching this ceremony live at the moment.

They are calling back the old Gods. 

It's stunningly beautiful...

Egypt Avenue of Sphinxes parade.
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Another link to the ceremony at the Luxor Temple.  There is different preshow info on both networks and are both worth watching.

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The ceremony was amazing.  I felt like I time traveled and was watching a ceremony from 3000 years ago. 

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Wow that’s impressive. Wonder if it has anything to do with moving the capital out of Cairo

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Wow that’s impressive. Wonder if it has anything to do with moving the capital out of Cairo

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Interesting!  I missed that news completely.
It's odd to plan for a city that has no name.

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The District will be built in three phases over a 7 to 10 year period, and is projected to create approximately 700,000 total jobs. The plan envisions 4 and 6-star resorts and themed hotels; a wellness center; vacation rentals; luxury homes, villas and high-rises; high-end and regional shopping and dining; a VIP golf course and other recreational and green space activities; world-class theme parks; a cultural arts center; a convention center; a planetarium; aviary, butterfly, topiary and botanical gardens/conservatories; a museum and recreational activities for children; a Formula One racetrack; a sports and concert stadium; and an entertainment college for training future global entertainment and travel destination development leaders.

The District will feature two iconic landmarks: the world’s tallest observation wheel, with unique views of Egypt’s past, present and future, as well as the world’s tallest obelisk, an ancient symbol of Egypt’s cultural heritage designed to point toward the country’s bright future. The development will welcome visitors through a cutting-edge multi-modal transportation hub that will connect with the New Administrative Capital’s superhighways, infrastructure and high-speed rails. 
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It's got quite a few places geared toward children.

And then the largest wheel (f.) and obelisk (m). 


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in ancient Egypt obelisks were erected at the will of Pharaoh with the intention of invoking the protection of the Sun God Ra. Usually the obelisks were placed at the entrance of the temples, as they were not only the symbol to celebrate the divinity, but they were also accommodation for the god himself, who was believed to be present inside.
Obelisk has a fundamental symbolic importance that is connected to the “energies of the earth”, expression of the active and fecundating principle that penetrates and radiates the passive and fecundated element. As a solar symbol, the obelisk has a strong masculine characterization, and in fact it is no coincidence that its high and imperious shape obviously recalls the phallic element. The alternation of the sun and the seasons caused the overflowing of the Nile River in ancient Egypt, which left a highly fertilizing silt on the arid sand, dark in colour, which made the land fertile and cultivable, thus ensuring the life and survival of the community. This black land, which in ancient Egypt was called kemet, gave its name to the hermetic discipline of Alchemy, which symbolically resumes its principle.
The obelisks also represented a symbol of power, as they had to remind the subjects of the existence of a link between the pharaoh and the divinity.
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so we have Ra in the obelisk, and Aten as the sun disk (?)  or is it Ra and Nut welcoming the children to the new city?

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If you want a crash course in Egyptian mythology, which is really Babylonian, listen to Bill Cooper. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, Net.


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If you want a crash course in Egyptian mythology, which is really Babylonian, listen to Bill Cooper. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, Net.


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Mr Grass is Green thanks  Bill was a fearless solid -- broke bread with group of us .

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This is from You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login 's post in the vampire thread.

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The Eye of Ra has been associated with many deities, including Hathor, Bastet and Sekhmet.
Sekhmet is a sun deity who, according to myth, drank blood from the nile and had an insatiable bloodlust.

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From that link:

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Of the many ancient and freaky-faced Egyptian deities of old, the cat-faced goddess Sekhmet might possess one of Egyptian mythology's most enduring legacies, at least in the horror and pop culture genres

One of the oddest contradictions in the Sekhmet story lies in her dual role as a sun deity. This seems out of line with the idea of her being the world's first vampire, but legends, like the depiction of vampiric entities, evolve over time. For example, so many ancient Egyptians worshipped Sekhmet that her cult of followers moved with Egypt's capital city when it changed locations. Meanwhile, vampires became relegated to the realm of darkness because they're terrifying. Although these ancient people looked at Sekhmet's blood lust as something to be feared as well, they also believed she had saved all of them when the Nile turned red. 

Unsurprisingly, Sekhmet appears in red in most depictions, and her sanguinary lifestyle is a major focus of many myths, including drinking a river of blood and being easily fooled by alcohol disguised as blood. 

Sekhmet's role as the goddess of war fits well with her desire for human blood. During a time of war, having a bloodthirsty deity on your side sounds like the way to go. Getting her to stop after each war ended proved a completely different matter, and Ra wasn't always waiting to get her drunk on red-colored beer. Ancient Egyptians solved this problem by holding a special festival to signal the end of every war. They believed this would pacify Sekhmet, and they drank wine to symbolize her blood lust.

Ancient records document tens of thousands of people attending these pacification festivals

Ancient Egyptians revered lions for being the best hunters. Naturally, for this reason, their goddess of war is depicted with a lion's head. Such an aesthetic choice might imply her thirst for human blood symbolizes an animal trait and not one of vampirism. However, despite the fact that lions will hunt humans, no evidence exists supplanting that they do this with any intention of drinking blood
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All the feline references make me think back to Penew Nekhet. 

You wouldn't want to make yourself a god in a mural (That would be insulting to the God!).  But you would want to be god-like.  And have all the traits of the god without claiming to be the god Herself. 

So instead of being a lion, whose muzzle and sharp fangs are stained with blood, why not portray yourself as cats?  And have the people worship cats, knowing that they are worshiping YOU (whether the people realize what they are doing or not). 




another post of his:

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"There is a way to determine the difference between the Eye of Horus and the Eye of Ra. One main difference is that the Iris of Horus’ eye is colored blue. Ra’s eye uses red to color his eye.

Another depiction of Ra’s eye is the symbol of a cobra wrapped around a sun disk"

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"This dangerous aspect of the Eye goddess is often represented by a lioness or by the uraeus, or cobra, a symbol of protection and royal authority."



The Red of Ra would be like the red of Sekhmet - it symbolizes blood.

The Lionness of the Eye of Ra is Sekhmet.




And from another post of his:
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Probably the most famous case of ' vampirism' in Ancient Egypt surrounds Sekhmet, the goddess of healing and pestilence. In a story known as The Destruction of Mankind, the human race plots against the sun god, Ra. In retaliation, Ra sends the goddess Hathor to lay waste to humanity. The instant that the blood touches her lips, Hathor is transformed into the bloodthirsty and aggressive Sekhmet, who slaughters so many that she wades in their blood up to her knees.

There is also evidence that ordinary Egyptians drank blood in order to increase their existence in the afterlife. In about 2000 BC, Egyptian coffins were inscribed with spells designed to help the deceased reach the afterlife and to protect them while they were there. One of these spells clearly expresses the desire for blood in order to 'keep them alive', "You devoured their hearts, so that you might live; you drank their blood, so that you might live"

This spell is similar to descriptions of predatory animals who live in the Egyptian desert, 'who eat hearts and drink blood'. This also links in with the story of Sekhmet who, with her leonine head, takes on the attributes of the predator.

Evidence of these beliefs go back as far as the pyramids themselves. Inscribed in the pyramid of the Pharaoh Unas (c. 2350 BC) are texts that show the king killing, cutting up, cooking and then eating people (it specifically notes that, in accordance with solar mythology, infants are consumed in the morning, adults in the afternoon and the elderly in the evening). Whilst these texts do not specifically mention that he drinks blood, it is implied so in that he is aided by the demon god Shezmu, who is both the butcher of damned souls in the afterlife and also the master of the wine press.

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Blood -Rituals- cannabalism- alcohol  (which requires grains... which goes back to Penew Nekhet 🐀)


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The lion-headed goddess of war, Sekhmet, is one of the oldest known Egyptian deities.

When Sekhmet woke up, her blood lust had diminished and humanity was saved from her wrath. Justice and balance existed once again.

Also, as it happened, the first thing Sekhmet saw when she opened her eyes from her drunken sleep, was the creator god, Ptah. She fell madly in love with him. Together, they had a son named Nefertum. The family of three became the Triad of Memphis.

In addition to all the creating he had to do, Ptah was High Priest of his temple at Memphis, and held the esteemed title Great Leader of Craftsmen.

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Craftsman... like a carpenter.... a builder... a mason...

 

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