Inside the Temple of Edfu, a depiction of
IsisWadjet on the left, and NeftsNekhbet on the right, conferring the double crown of Egypt on Ptolemy V. (by DJMcCrady)
(The best match for those cartouches in “Who Were The Pharaohs?” is Ptolemy VI - but it’s not an exact match…)
My Mother #isis #egyptian #egypt #goddess #true #god #mother #heritage (Taken with Instagram at Egypt)
When people see a picture like the one you see here, they often ask, “Who is that girl with Krishna?” The answer is that She is Srimati Radharani, Krishna’s pleasure potency. The devotees of the Krishna consciousness movement humbly try to glorify Srimati Radharani because by her mercy one can advance wonderfully in Krishna consciousness.
What is the Pleasure Potency
Everyone naturally wants to enjoy, yet no one is fully independent in finding enjoyment. To satisfy our desires, we need the association of others. We use the expression “to enjoy oneself,” but we enjoy ourselves most in good company. Indeed, most people would find prolonged solitude practically unbearable.
Krishna, however, the Supreme Lord, being the source of everything, is fully independent. He is independent in His existence, His knowledge and His pleasure, for everything rests upon Him, as pearls are strung on a thread.
Krishna, therefore, needs no one. Since in one sense He is everything, no one exists outside of Him. Consequently, when Krishna wants to enjoy, He expands the potency or energy within Himself that gives him enjoyment. This potency is a person. Her name is Srimati Radharani.
Radharani is not a different person from Krishna, or, rather, she is both one with and different from Him. How could two people be one person or one person be two? A simple example will illustrate how this is so. The sun cannot exist without the sunshine, nor the sunshine without the sun. We say, “the sun is in my room”—even though the sun itself is ninety-three million miles away—because the sun appears in the form of its energy. Therefore the energy (the sunshine) and the energetic (the sun) are simultaneously one and different. Similarly, Radha and Krishna are simultaneously one and different. Krishna, the self-effulgent Lord, is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and Srimati Radharani is His supreme pleasure energy. Together They constitute the complete Absolute Truth.
Note to self: read later.
O Isis, Great in magic
Release me! Free me from every evil bloody thing;
As you released & freed from evil Your son Horus.
So mote it be.
O Isis, heed my call this night,
If it is time for my spirit to flee this shell, then send those who will
guide me to your light!
Grant me rest O Beloved Mother, for Your child is wracked with pain.
If my time has yet to come, help me Great One to heal from within.
O Isis, heed my call this night!
Day 5. A favourite Goddess.
Isis - Egyptian Goddess “Mother of the Gods”
Carved white marble Sekhmet. Mounted on a base. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (15” x 9”).
Sekhmet is the bloodthirsty and violent Goddess of war and divine vengeance in Ancient Egypt. The pyramid texts twice mention that the King was conceived by Sekhmet. Because of the rise to power of the Theban rulers of The New Kingdom (1550-1069 BC), the Theban Triad (Amun, Mut and Kohns) became correspondingly more important and began to “absorb” the attributes of other deities. This meant that Sekhmet was increasingly represented as an aggressive manifestation of the Goddess, Mut, and large numbers of statues of the lioness-Goddess where, therefore, erected by Amenhotep III (1390-1352BC), both in the temple of Mut at Karnak and in his mortuary temple in western Thebes.
I have a character that fits this description, and I wonder if maybe she wasn’t inspired by a myth I’ve since forgotten, and if that’s the case I’d like to know. Thanks!