Mother, Daughter, Queen & Priestess in Ancient Egypt

Exploring ancient temples is an exhilarating experience, especially when your tour group includes a renown Egyptologist.  Jared Rubalcaba lectures on the topic of the Divine Feminine in Egypt which was initially presented at the Divine Feminine Conference at Dallas For Worth, TX.  He deciphers the symbolism and stories behind the

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Death & Resurrection

Osiris, god of the dead and rebirth

 Set (Osiris’ brother), along with the Queen of Ethiopia, conspired with 72 accomplices to plot the assassination of Osiris.  Set fooled Osiris into getting into a box, which Set then shut, sealed with lead, and threw into the Nile. Osiris’ wife, Isis, searched for his remains until she finally found

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Qebehsenuef, Son of Horus

Qebehsenuef was the guardian of the west. His name means literally “he who libates his siblings”. Horus commands him, “Come refresh my father; betake yourself to him in your name of Qebehsenuef. You have come that you may make coolness for him after you… “ Libation or bathing with cool water was a traditional form of worship in Ancient Egypt.

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Duamutef, Son of Horus

Duamutef’s role was to protect the stomach and upper intestines of the deceased and was the guardian of the East. Duamutef was also considered one of the four pillars of Shu, a rudder of heaven.

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Imsety, Son of Horus

Imsety (Jmstj) the human headed son of Horus, protected the liver of the deceased and was in turn protected by the goddess Isis.  His role was to make sure that the dead would make it to the afterlife, as he is asked to lift them up by Horus: “You have

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Hapi (Xapi), Son of Horus

Hapi (Xapi) was one of the Four Sons of Horus, depicted  as the baboon headed human on canopic jars that protected the lungs of the deceased. The spelling of his name includes a hieroglyph which is thought to be connected with steering a boat. For this reason he was sometimes

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Isis, Healing in her Wings

Isis is the wife of Osiris (Horus) who died and was resurrected. According to some texts, she and her sister Nephthys (see Martha) must also protect Osiris’s body from further desecration by the enemy Set or his servants.  Isis is the epitome of a mourning widow. The hieroglyphic writing of

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Hathor is the goddess of love, beauty, music, dancing, fertility, and pleasure.  She was a protector and had both priests and priestesses in her temples.  She is the mother of Horus and wife to the Egyptian father, Amon, both of whom were connected with kingship.  She acted as the Eye

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Horus baptized by Anup

Horus, at thirty years of age became adult in his baptism by Anup.   Horus in his baptism made his transformation into the beloved son and only begotten of the Father, the Holy Spirit, represented by a bird.  

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The Lord

Horus, the sun-god

Horus is identified in the form of a falcon whose eyes were the sun (right) and the moon (left).  He is the son of Hathor, who is often depicted with cow horns and a sun disk above her head.  Osiris is the mortal incarnation of Horus.  This identity connection between

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