Amarna Princesses Mutbenret behind Meritaten, Meketaten and Ankhesenpaaten and their nurse. Award scene from the tomb of Parennefer. (From Lepsius Denkmäler) Daughters of Pharaoh Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti I call this photo: "Amarna Princesses" There is some evidence of this in the death-of-Memnon poem on the previous page. Memnon was Amenohotep III - After his death at the hands of Achilles, his Ethiopian host were given wings by his mother the goddess of dawn Eos and flew away from the Trojan plain ... Nor were his Ethiopian comrades left to wander of their King forlorn : Eos suddenly winged those eager souls with speed such as should soon be theirs for ever, changed to flying fowl, the children of the air. Wailing their King in the winds' track they sped . . . so they left far behind that stricken field of blood, and fast they followed after those swift Winds with multitudinous moaning, veiled in mist unearthly. Trojans over all the plain and Danaans marvelled, seeing that great host vanishing with their King. All hearts stood still in dumb amazement. ... "
Amarna Princesses Mutbenret behind Meritaten, Meketaten and Ankhesenpaaten and their nurse. Award scene from the tomb of Parennefer. (From Lepsius Denkmäler)
Daughters of Pharaoh Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti
I call this photo:
There is some evidence of this in the death-of-Memnon poem on the previous page. Memnon was Amenohotep III - After his death at the hands of Achilles, his Ethiopian host were given wings by his mother the goddess of dawn Eos and flew away from the Trojan plain ...
Nor were his Ethiopian comrades left to wander of their King forlorn : Eos suddenly winged those eager souls with speed such as should soon be theirs for ever, changed to flying fowl, the children of the air. Wailing their King in the winds' track they sped . . . so they left far behind that stricken field of blood, and fast they followed after those swift Winds with multitudinous moaning, veiled in mist unearthly. Trojans over all the plain and Danaans marvelled, seeing that great host vanishing with their King. All hearts stood still in dumb amazement. ... "
Amarna princesses Neferneferure and Neferneferuaten Tasherit. From a wall painting in the King's house. Ägyptischer Maler um 1360 v. Chr. 002
" ... “Daughters of Akhenaton,” fragment of a wall painting from a small residential building of Akhetaton, Tell el-Amarna, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty; in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford" Holle Bildarchiv, Baden-Baden
I call this photo:
" Amarna princesses"
Those are black African princesses ...
- Amarna Princess - Both naked and clothed. Shot blocked, used workaround
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 2: Man bowing to topless King Akhenaten who was female. Both have dark brown skin on these ruins.
- She's topless, but that was not an issue for men around her who were certainly dog-leashed at the minimum. Men around royalty in ancient cultures are almost always without sexual organs.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 3: Nude Meketaten under the canopy . In front of her nude Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Meritaten, Ankhesenpaaten and Neferneferuaten Tasherit.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 4 Alabaster sunken relief depicting topless Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and daughter Meritaten, with early Aten cartouches on king's arm and chest, from Amarna, Egypt, Eighteenth Dynasty.
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 5 Nude Akhenaten and daughters - The rock tombs of El Amarna .
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 6 Nude colossal Akhenaten - Nothing is hidden here. The king is a woman.
As clear as this is - it is impossible to find a single source that calls her a woman ... Akhenaten's snake/eros/pneuma is still psychoactive ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 7 Topless Akhenaten in a skirt. Those are wide female hips. She also has a false beard as a sign of her male authority as the king.
Akhenaten, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353-1335 BCE. From the temple of Aton, Karnak, Egypt, Sandstone.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 8 Topless Akhenaten - with visible breasts and erect nipples. Karnak. Luxor Museum. Heidi Kontkanen
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 9 Akhenaten as a sphinx, bathed in Aten's rays
- Or Akhenaten as Sekhmet - Maybe even a phallic Sekhmet or Sekhmet-Min
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 10 Topless Akhenaten entering a chariot. Akhenaten with stepping-stool. After: D.B. Redford, in: Redford (1976: pl. 12). Drawing by L.D. Hackley.
This were the days of the Minoan bull-jumpers - so that was probably not a startling scene.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 11 A nude Akhenaten and Nefertiti riding a chariot. Ahmose (Amarna Tomb 3) Reconstruction from Davies.
Akhenaten and Nefertiti are shown together in a chariot accompanied by one of their daughters. Akhenaten wears a khepresh crown, while Nefertiti is shown wearing her flat topped blue crown.
This scene is unimaginable today. 2 nude black amazons and their daughter in a chariot commanding a pair of stallions.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 12 With dog-leashed men bent over double serving them... A scene with soldiers and a trumpeter. Ahmose (Amarna Tomb 3) Reconstruction from Davies.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 13 Banquet - from the Amarna tomb of Huy, steward of Queen Tiye.
On the right is Tiye herself and on the left her son Akhenaten, Nefertiti and two of their daughters. Huy himself is the bowing tiny figure at Tiye’s feet. Courtesy Barry Kemp/The Amarna Trust.
Topless Akhenaten. Also note the nude female musicians in the center and the bowing dog-leashed men.
The bowing was probably not as demeaning as it seems though. It was probably a sensual thing enhanced by the caged penis.
My subjective reaction is this was a hyper-erotic period in Egyptian history - All that public female nudity : Erotic without actual sex - which was probably even more sensual that actual sex. On the other hand, Nefertiti had 6 babies so there was actual sex going on ... And probably a lot of it in the Roman Egyptian style ... The reverse mulier equitans - or "horse riding" - which was done in front of servants and guests
" ... Depicted in Tomb of Huya in Amarna:
South Wall, East Side: Tiye sitting at meal with Akhenaten and Nefertiti
Akhenaten and Nefertiti are seated on the left. Akhnaten seems to wear a khat headdress and Nefertiti a short Nubian style wig. Next to Nefertiti seated on small chairs are Meritaten and one of her sisters - possibly Neferneferuaten-tasherit. Queen Tiye is shown opposite the King and Queen. She is seated and wears the double plumed headdress with the horned sundisk. She is accomponaied by her(?) daughter Baketaten, who is seated next to her on a small chair. ... "sites.google
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 14 "A famous bas-relief in the tomb of Mahu, the Chief of Police, shows Akenhaten with his queen Nefertiti traveling by chariot with Mahu running ahead with the bodyguard – Mahu being clearly labelled by hieroglyphs. He was clearly proud of his prowess to be able to accompany his master in this way." civilization.org
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 15 From Israeli Egyptologist Prof. Dr. Arlette David's lecture entitled: Akhenaten and Nefertiti’s ‘Monotheism’: What the Images Tell Us:
." ... I believe that the study of ancient Egyptian royal iconography during Akhenaten’s reign may clarify the essence of Akhenaten’s vision and expose the ways in which he reveals and proclaims his own divine essence. The striking royal image instigated by Akhenaten and the stylistic innovations it entailed were indeed meant to revisit the traditional and depleted formula of royal presentation, to reactivate the royal icon and to imbue it with fresh conceptual avenues. The innovative presentation appeared soon into the reign, before the King transferred his capital to Amarna, probably by Year 4 as demonstrated by the Theban material in Karnak.
Much has been said about the King’s peculiar body-image; my interest however is in some peculiar motifs in Amarna that I found shedding light on essential aspects of Atenist Kingship. I’m discussing here three of them: the unusual motif of a queen sitting in Akhenaten’s lap, the Queen driving her chariot, and the recurrent motif of the King extending a scepter in the light of Aten.
As for the connection between Akhenaten’s faith and pre-exilic/post-exilic Judaism, the similarities among Akhenaten’s most celebrated Great Hymn to Aten, Psalm 104, and pre-Atenist solar hymns to Amun are indeed many, but uncertainties abound too.
Aten remains a ‘phenomenological’ god, directly experienced through the vivifying light and warmth from an astral body, the visible sun; theological, ritual, and perceptual materiality are part of Atenism. The divinity of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, as demonstrated by the analysis of three Atenist motifs, means that Aten is not an indivisible god: though for Akhenaten there was only one god to whom he addressed his thoughts and offerings, he saw himself as Aten’s son and divine, solar image on earth. His entourage had a divine trinity to worship (Aten, Akhenaten, and Nefertiti) and the Atenist individual religious experience had to pass through Akhenaten’s royal agency. Akhenaten is the early morning light on earth, early dawn symbolizing the ultimate potency of the sun when its orb not yet visible already brightens the horizon; Akhenaten is the earthly reflection of Aten’s heavenly energy, his divine image. ... "J ewish Museum of Greece
- What I noticed was the topless royal couple and the naked female worshipers behind them and the bowing men all around ... The women do not bow! Just the dog-leashed men ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 16 Nude Akhenaten and Nefertiti and 2 daughters making an offering to the sun - Male priests bent over double. The tomb of Meryra
- My guess is only the dog-leashed - or men had to bend over double. Most women are naked and standing up straight.
The skin color is still visible and it is dark brown.
" ... Here the scene shows the royal couple making an offering to the sun.
... The conventions of Egyptian drawing are perfectly respected. The scene shows the king and the queen one behind the other, but who were actually side by side, who throw a fragrant resin into the two braziers which surmount the offerings on the table. These braziers were in fact in front of the table on which one had stacked the usual animal and plant products. Akhenaten is crowned with the khepresh, and is clothed only with of a loincloth resting on his hips. The whole of his body is represented particularly gynoid (pear-shaped), very similar to that of Nefertiti. ... Behind the couple are two of their daughters who wear the hanging side lock of childhood - Merytaten and Maketaten (who shake sistra).
Meryra is accompanied by another priest, both are much smaller than Akhenaten. He holds out to the king the products destined for the offering, probably a cone of incense. ... " osirisnet
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 17 Nude Akhenaten and Nefertiti driving chariots surrounded by running troops and men bent over double. In small scenes to left their daughters are also riding in chariots. Tomb of Meyre.
"The whole panel is occupied with a large representation of the royal family going toward the temple of Aten .... This scene continues on the west part of the north wall with the conclusion, the arrival and the welcome of the sovereigns ..."osirisnet
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 18 Thinly dressed daughters in chariots surrounded by bent over men running alongside them. My impression is only women rode in chariots during Akhenaten's days ... Tomb of Meyre.
" ... The eldest princesses, Merytaten and Maketaten, are in the first chariot, but are nearly erased; they are followed in the second by Ankh (es) -en-pa-aten and Nefer-Neferu-aten- (ta) -sheryt (lit.: Nefer-neferu-aten the younger, to distinguish her of her mother Nefertiti). ...
In each of the chariots, one of the princesses holds the reins as well as a whip, while the second clings with her left hand to a handle and passes her right arm lovingly around the shoulder of her sister, thus protecting them both from the bouncing of the chariot .
Each royal chariot is escorted by three more chariots each containing two female attendants, holding plume-shaped fans (omnipresent in Amarnian art). The princesses and the ladies-in-waiting are dressed alike, in a long mantle and a colourful shawl on the shoulders.
These chariots had to be of a reasonable width because the driver is represented in a small enclosed area at the side, thus separated from the women, and not risking to touch them in case the chariot bounces.
The Amarnian artists liked horses, and in the procession they are of course numerous. Their coat is a dark red, as almost always in Egyptian art in general. Note the stiffness and the lack of a naturalism in the animals. As elsewhere, the artists did not know how to really represent the horse, an animal newly introduced into the country and for which there was no traditional style.
The princesses are further accompanied on all sides (but represented only above and below) by possibly the security service, whose agents are shown (as in all Amarnian tombs) in a bizarre, non natural manner, running while being bent to the extreme, and holding a stick in their hand. ... "
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 19 Nude Akhenaten riding a chariot holding the reins and wielding a whip to a rearing stallion. Below are two men bent over double. Tomb of Meyre.
That's an unlikely scene! But you can see it today at the Sambadrome in Brazil during Carnaval - submission to the sun-goddess and her "son" Akhenaten. See for example - Unknown 1998 Ketula Mello - Musa - Imperatriz Leopoldinense (2019) on this website - Its an ancient African legend - and maybe reality!
" ... Akhenaten is represented at a greater scale than Nefertiti, but apart from scale, chariots and horses are almost identical. ... Their chariots are of a very light construction, even the sides of the wooden shell is lightened by a large hole (forming a handle grip at the top), and are similar to those found in the tombs of Thutmosis IV and Tutankhamun. The king wears a light tunic fastened at the waist by a decorated and fringed sash. He is crowned with the Khepresh helmet, from the bottom of which two red ribbons flow, giving the impression of movement. He holds the reins and a whip in his hands. The horses have rich harnesses. For instance on their backs, at the base of the neck, is a leather harness surmounted by a disk. Their heads are adorned with a leather hood to which are fixed tall feathers of alternating white red and blue. Two figures are seen under Akhenaten's horses. ... "osirisnet
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 20 Running bent over troops of many nations alongside a nude Akhenaten in her chariot. Tomb of Meyre.
I suppose this meant that many nations submitted to a female Akhenaten. Egypt was an empire during the days of the 18th dynasty that stretched into Asia, Arabia, Africa and Europe - especially Minoan Crete - which had a similar rule by Amazon set-up.
It's safe to assume female domination was the rule in all of Egypt's colonies ...
" ... In front of the chariots run the men of the royal guard, shown on three rows.
The top row is formed of six standard bearers, with three types of standard. In front of them are four members of different races : at the front is an archer (possibly Nubian, with a plume in his hair), a man with a spear (probably Asiatic, with a beard), a man with a rounded axe (probably Libyan, with a strange hair style) and finally another archer (possibly Nubian again, plume in his hair).
The second row is formed of soldiers carrying a spear, an axe and a shield; they are followed by a man with a baton (possible the sergeant).
Finally, on the third row are four men who carry a kind of flail, again followed by a man with a baton.
Directly below these rows of guards are four figures, two forerunners of the guard (judging by their stance and batons), greeted by two members of the temple staff. ... " osirisnet
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 21 Reception at the Temple of Aten - nude women and girls hold out hands; all men bend over. Tomb of Meyre.
Oxen are presented for sacrifice - My guess the virility of the Bulls was passed on to the women as in the Egyptian saying "the bull of my mother" - or the female phallus
" ... In front of the temple
All the people to the left of the temple are there to receive the royal procession. The characters at the bottom of the main register again show receipt of the procession, with (this time) four forerunners met by the head officials of the temple. This probably indicates that the rows are intended to be read from bottom to top.
Thus, the individual in the fourth row could be Meryra (although the text which would have confirmed this is mainly missing). He is followed by a group of four, who from the text are : "Chief attendants of Aten in the temple of Aten in Akhetaten." .
The next row up contains four fan-bearers, kneeling on the ground, preceding three priests carrying bouquets, the front two lead two fat oxen (which are richly adorned) intended to the sacrifice.
In the top two rows, women clothed in long pleated dresses are the chantresses who come with tambourines. Note the small girl in the lower row, who holds a festive branch (pl 13 (detail). ... The chantresses are accompanied in each row by several male colleagues, one of which (on both rows) prostrates himself on the ground according to the Egyptian expression, "smell the earth". ... "
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 22 Reception of nude Akhenaten and Nefertiti at the Temple of Aten by nude women singers. Tomb of Meyre.
"Women clothed in long pleated dresses are the chantresses who come with tambourines ... " osirisnet
Buth that's not true! They are fully nude on the front. They are only thinly veiled from behind. ...
This fact - public female erotic nudity - was true to ancient Egypt in general - not just Akhenaten years. Unless you have access to the ruins, you will never see this ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 23 A nude and towering Akhenaten making an offering in the open air courtyard of Aten temple. Below her is a small cowering bent over man. Tomb of Meyre.
- Akhenaten is wielding a sekhem sceptre -which I assume is the same as the Sekhmet sceptre - or female phallus
" ... The temple courtyard
The royal couple dedicate the divine offerings on an altar in open air, between the main entry pylon of surrounding wall and the first pylon of the actual temple. Five small altars overladen with provisions and two with flowers are placed in front of and between the king and the queen, who both hold out a sekhem-sceptre. Their faces have been hammered out, but the headgear of Nefertiti still remains, composed of a double plume surrounding a solar disk. The Aten disk and its rays ending in hands surmount the scene.
Notice the small character who presents a vase with one hand and the material for fumigation with the other. Could this be Meryra ? ... " osirisnet
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 25 Nude princesses rattling sistra in the Temple of Aten - behind them are nude female attendants and clothed men bent over double.
" ... Behind the royal couple, displayed on two rows in pseudo perspective, are the four small princesses with as many attendants . The princesses shake Hathoric sistra. They are standing within the main entry pylon of the outer wall.
The inscription is historically important for the datings of the Amarnian period because it is one of the very rare mentions of the youngest of the daughters of the royal couple: "Nefer-neferu-jtn-ta-sheryt" ("Neferneferuaton - the younger"), so as not to be confused with her mother Nefertiti. Curiously, she is the only one of the princesses named. The artist took care to distinguish between them by their size and by the nudity of the youngest sisters at the top. ... " osirisnet
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 26 Detail - " ... Behind the royal couple, displayed on two rows in pseudo perspective, are the four small princesses with as many attendants . The princesses shake Hathoric sistra. ... " osirisnet
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 27 A nude and towering Akhenaten rewards a tiny but not bent over Meyra. Behind her is a nude Nefertiti and their nude daughters and attendants. Beyond that are men bent over double ...
" ... The scene is the centre of activity for this register : the representation of Meryra's reward. As Sovereign and Great High Priest, Akhenaten thus thanks his faithful and zealous servant in the career of which this day has to represent an apotheosis.
The scene takes place in the courtyard in front of the granaries, which seems logical, since it is in their management that Meryra has distinguished himself. Besides, it is very improbable that ceremonies of this type were held in the major cult areas of a temple.
Meryra stands with his arms raised in salutation. By command of the king, the Superintendent of the Treasury of Golden Rings places another heavy gold necklace around the neck of Meryra, which is already adorned with several, as a reward from the king. Other precious rewards have already been given to him and are carried by servants or the priests of the temple. On Meryra's head is what is customarily called a "cone of ointment", the exact nature of which is again currently under debate.
Attending the scene are three other groups of characters. At the top are two fan-bearers and four bearers of sunshades. Below them are probably priests and finally four scribes scrupulously noting all of the events (in front of them is probably another priest).
In front of Meryra and the accompanying characters, stand the royal couple, in majestic size in relation to the others (Meryra himself is represented at the same size as the other subordinate characters, but not bent). Akhenaten nonchalantly rests his left hand on a long cane, while with his right hand he makes the sign of donation. He makes the following speech, shown before him in four columns of hieroglyphs :
"Words spoken by the king of the South and the North, he who lives in Ma'at, the Lord of the Two Lands, Nefer-kheperu-ra Wa-en-re (Beautiful are the Manifestations of Re – the Unique of Ra) : May the Superintendent of the House of the Gold Rings take the High Priest of Aten in Akhetaten, Meryra, and place the gold on his neck, to his head and around his feet, because he is obedient to the teachings of Pharaoh (life, prosperity and health to him). Having done everything that was said concerning these beautiful places made by Pharaoh (l-p-h) in the House of the Benben, in the temple of Aten, for the Aten that is in Akhetaten, (he) filled it with all good and pure things, with wheat and barley in abundance, on the The Offering Table of Aten, for the Aten."
We see in this last sentence the real role that Akhenaten assigned to the "High Priest" : the one of a Chief Superintendent, in charge of the material aspects of the cult but no means of its execution. Notice in the passage that Akhenaten behaves with the property of the temple as appropriate. He actually succeeded in uniting two powers, which were until then distinct : the regal power and the great priesthood of the principle God of the Empire.
To this speech, Meryra replies : "The High Priest of Aten, in the Temple of Aten in Akhetaten, Fan-bearer at the King's right hand, Favourite of the Lord of the Two Lands, Meryra, says : "Health to Wa-en-Ra, the Fair Son of the Aten. Grant that you may accomplish your duration, grant for ever and ever" ."
Behind Akhenaten, stands Nefertiti wearing on her head a cap decorated with the uraeus. The couple is bathed by the rays of the Aten which sits above of the scene.
Behind the royal couple are the small princesses, of which only two are now visible. While above them are several fan and sunshade bearers, also a line of others, all possibly waiting to escort the royal entourage into the granary behind them. ... "
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 28 Akhenaten offering in the Great Temple of Aten, atop his podium (Pendlebury 1951).
All men bent over double - women standing nude and erect
- This was an Amazon cult. It did not die but continued to rule in Greco-Roman forms like the Cybele/Artemis cult.
- Which being the emperor's cult, was not really a cult, but the Roman state religion
Roman elite religious practice was probably modeled on Akhenaten sun-worship - For example, the women only Vesta fire cult and worship of the female erect penis or fascinum and the curbing of the male phallus with the female controlled "dog-leash".
It lost its original black African form though ...
- The question still remains - why would hyper masculine Roman men submit to this? There must have been a benefit otherwise the Amazon cult would have ended in the 18th dynasty
" Boundary stele of Akhenaten, marked Stele A by Finders Petrie, it was erected to mark the inclusion of the area to Akhenaten's new capital Amarna " - Alamy
Nude Akhenaten and her 6 daughters.
Egypt returned to polytheism after the death of Akhenaten - but the core values of her cult did not die with her - and also preceded her - worship of the sun-goddess
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 30 "Wall fresco from a Temple wall in Karnak in the Amarna Style, during the reign of Akhenaten. 1365-1360 BC" - Alamy
2 men bent over double around an erect and topless Akhenaten. They have dark brown - or African skin
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 31 " ... Amarna Column. The remains of the small temple at El Amarna, the columns being a modern recreation based on original fragments. ..."Aidan McRae Thomson
- That's an erect phallus to me - Probably a female phallus
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 32 Topless Akhenaten and her nude daughters receiving foreign dignitaries.
They look like Arabs and African men to me. Probably representatives of her empire. My guess is it was the lands of the Queen of Sheba - east Africa and Arabia plus Libya and Minoan Crete and parts of Asia Minor and the black sea coast.
The ambassadors are conservatively dressed. But Akhenaten seems seems topless and her daughters are nude.
Her male servants are all bent over double and a pair of them is carrying a chariot - but the foreigners are not.
Submissive men carrying a chariot - means the male servants were seen as horses. That's how elite Roman women viewed men they had sex with, or men in general - "Mulier equitans"
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 33 Nude Amarna Princess with a sidelock of youth and elongated skull - Tell el Amarna, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 34 Topless Akhenaten rewarding Merya from the window of appearance. Tomb of Merya
Topless Akhenaten and Nerfititi and nude daughters of Akhenaten giving out gold necklaces as rewards to Merya. All men bent over except Merya and foreign dignitaries at top right . Below the royal couple are foreign men in chains. And at bottom right is a female attendant in chariot. Other chariots are empty awaiting their female passengers.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 35 Nude female dancers with Instruments - Dynasty 18. Reign of Akhenaten.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 36 Topless Akhenaten and nude Nefertiti and nude daughters and attendants offering in the Aten temple. All men bent over double. All women nude and erect except nude attendants behind daughters with bowed heads.
" ... North wall of the entrance corridor
This wall provides an example of the frequent representation of the worship of Aten by the royal family. The wall has suffered greatly at the top through exposure and, as can be seen, by damage caused by plunderers in antiquity.
The king and queen (who was wearing the atef-crown) are followed by the three princesses. Still distinguishable in the upper register is the queen's sister, princess Mutnedjemet (or Mutbeneret, depending on the reading of the vertical sign, 'ndm' or 'bnr'), accompanied by her two dwarfs and courtiers.
The dwarfs, who can also be found with her on the west wall of the tomb, have names which, according to Norman of Garis Davies, may have been chosen in jest : the first, a woman according to the determinative of the name, is designated as "the vizier of the queen, Erneheh", the second, a man, is "the vizier of his mother, Para".
The lower part of the wall is occupied by a long prayer, at bottom-right of which are the kneeling figures of Ay and Tiy. The text once more combines the praises to Aten, in a style suitable for the Great Hymn, along with praise of the deceased, which aims to confer on them the benevolence of the god.
"When he rises in the sky, he rejoices at his son; he embraces him with his rays; he gives him eternity as king like the Aten, Neferkheperure Waenre, my god who made me and who brought into being my ka. [… …] The divine father, the standard bearer at the right-hand of the king, chief of all of the cavalry of his Majesty, true scribe of the king, whom he loves, Ay, said : 'I was faithful towards the king …' ". ... " osiris.net
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 37 Nude royals - Akhenaten Nefertiti and daughters - completely naked - throwing gifts to Ay - chief of the whole cavalry of his Majesty- and Tiy his wife from a balcony. Ay has standard male dress - while his wife Tiy has basic see-through attire. All males except Ay and foreign dignitaries at top right bent over double.
" ... The reward ceremony
On the right-hand side of the representation of the palace, the presentations to Ay and Tiy take place.
The royal couple and three princesses are at the window of appearances, surmounted by the Aten disk. The queen's sister is relegated to the background, with her dwarfs (unfortunately, none of them can be seen on either the photo or the line drawing).
An astonishing and unique fact: at least as far as can be seen, the whole royal family appear to be naked. For the small princesses this is nothing out of the ordinary, but this was not the custom for the king and the queen. There are no apparent traces of paint, which would have represented the clothes and which could have faded away. The rest of the reliefs are finished, which leaves a question without an answer…
The royal family present rewards to Ay and Tiy. It should be noted that it is quite unusual for the wife to be present at the man's side at the time of the reward ceremony. The presence of Tiy is certainly due to his high status and to her close ties with the royal family as nurse for Nefertiti.
The section of wall carrying the magnificent representations of Ay and Tiy had been cut away by relic traffickers. Fortunately, the block has now been recovered and is in the Cairo museum.
The couple are attended by two fat dignitaries, who help them to gather the royal presents, amazingly represented as a shower of gifts, not only thrown from the balcony by the king but also by the queen and the small royal daughters. The necklaces pile up on the shoulders of the couple and on the ground (with other gifts). Norman de Garis Davies proposes these to be an enumeration, for which he doesn't rely on the texts, but on his own interpretation of the objects represented :
- 18 double gold bead necklaces, at least two with pectorals
- 2 plain necklaces
- 5 collars of ceramic faience
- 6 bands, also probably faience
- 4 golden goblets, two with a foot, two without
- 2 metal vases
- 5 signet rings
- 12 pairs of plain armlets
- 1 pair of gloves
This is the first representation of gloves known in Egyptian art. This present is certainly appropriate for Ay, with the title of "chief of the whole cavalry of his Majesty". He is apparently very satisfied, because no sooner has he left the palace, than he wears them and shows them to his friends.
As can be seen, the king occupies a major place on the walls in the Amarnian tombs.
These representations develop a festive ambience centred on the royal family.
In fact they lose all religious appearance, since the god is represented as the solar disk which illuminates the scenes. Nevertheless, surely, the sense remained deeply religious, the king, along with the royal family, serving as intercessor and mediator between the people and the sun god. ... " osiris.net
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 38 Ay and his gifts and gloves from the naked royals. In addition to chief of the Cavalry - he was also a sex "horse" or stud - he is called the father of the god - which I assume means Nefertiti used him as a sperm donor for one or more of her daughters.
" ... Ay leaves the palace, whose door is surmounted by the Aten disk; he is covered with his jewelry rewards, and wearing the famous gloves .
Some servants follow him, carrying the remaining royal presents on trays.
Ay is received by his friends who are delighted and prostrated. Three chariots wait to take them to their destination.
The group of Ay and his friends, as well as the characters cheering him a little further away, have only been executed in black ink. The necklaces are however drawn in red ink, as have also the bracelets and the gloves, enhancing these remarkable objects, and maybe also suggesting the precious materials.
Above are represented the guards of the palace, to whom young boys bring news of the ceremony.
The guard close to the door asks : "For whom is this rejoicing being made, my boy ?" The boy answers : "The rejoicing is being made for Ay, the father of the god, along with Tiy. They have been made people of gold !"
Because the second guard does not receive the news as quickly, he loses patience and sends a boy to see what is happening while instructing him to hurry.
Another young boy has already informed the third guard, who speaks with a friend and tells him what he knows. He tells him : "Rise up and you will see : This is the good thing which Pharaoh has done for Ay, the father of the god, and Tiy.
Pharaoh has given them much gold and all manner of riches !"
The boys are more fortunate than the guards in being able to leave their duties; so finally, a boy makes another look after his stool and his small bag while he goes to see what is happening. His friend answers him : "Don't be long, or I'll be off and keep them for myself !".
These scenes constitute an example of this picturesque aspect of Amarnian representations; next to the great main themes previously quoted, there are often small amusing scenes, found in the margins of the main scene but which actually confer a living and varied aspect to the composition. ... " Osiris.net
Ay rose to the position of Pharaoh after the death of Tutankhamun:
" ... Kheperkheperura-Ay was the 14th Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, who had a short reign of 3 or 4 years (1346-1343 BC), succeeding the young Tutankhamon, who died prematurely. With him closed what was called "the Amarna period", during which Akhenaton, "the heretic", and his immediate successors tried to change the thousand-year-old religious system of the country. In fact these had never disappeared, and after these pharaohs they returned to their honourable state.
The period after Akhenaten remained in a state of confusion; it is known that a certain Smenkare and a woman existed in between. It was necessary to wait for the accession to the throne of the legitimate heir, Tutankhamun, for things to be clearer.
In spite of the absence of his biological connection with the reigning family and the fact that he organised the return to orthodoxy, Ay was bound too much to the Amarna period. He was included in the damnatio memoriae ("condemnation of memory") which erased the official history between the reigns of Amenhotep III and Horemheb, who succeeded him. ... " Osiris.net
I think the focus is on the wrong gender: sovereign was not the King in Egypt - it was the Queen.
Ay became Pharaoh married to the wife depicted above - Tiy the wet-nurse of Nefertiti - but he also had another wife who was probably his daughter and the reason he was made king: the great royal wife of the dead Tutankhamun and one of the daughters of Nefertiti: Ankhesenamun.
She was probably the queen who wrote to a foreign king to send her a husband because she was afraid of her own subjects.
"... Ankhesenpaaten was born in a time when Egypt was in the midst of an unprecedented religious revolution (c. 1348 BC). Her father had abandoned the old deities of Egypt in favor of the Aten, hitherto a minor aspect of the sun-god, characterised as the sun's disc.
She is believed to have been born in Waset (present-day Thebes), around year 4 of her father's reign but probably grew up in the new capital city of Akhetaten (present-day Amarna). The three eldest daughters – Meritaten, Meketaten, and Ankhesenpaaten – became the "Senior Princesses" and participated in many functions of the government and religion.
She is believed to have been married first to her own father. This was not unusual for Egyptian royal families. She is thought to have been the mother of the princess Ankhesenpaaten Tasherit (possibly by her father or by Smenkhkare), although the parentage is unclear.
After her father's death and the short reigns of Smenkhkare and Neferneferuaten, she became the wife of Tutankhamun. Following their marriage, the couple honored the deities of the restored religion by changing their names to Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun. The couple appear to have had two stillborn daughters. ... Some time in the ninth year of his reign, at about the age of eighteen, Tutankhamun died suddenly, leaving Ankhesenamun alone without an heir at about age twenty-one.
A blue glass ring of unknown provenance obtained in 1931 depicts the prenomen of Ay and the name of Ankhesenamun enclosed in cartouches. This indicates that Ankhesenamun married Ay shortly before she disappeared from history, although no monuments show her as a royal consort. On the walls of Ay's tomb it is Tey (Ay's senior wife), not Ankhesenamun, who appears as queen. She probably died during or shortly after his reign and no burial has been found for her yet.
A document was found in the ancient Hittite capital of Hattusa which dates to the Amarna period: the so-called "Deeds" of Suppiluliuma I. The Hittite ruler receives a letter from the Egyptian queen, while being in siege on Karkemish. The letter reads:
My husband has died and I have no son. They say about you that you have many sons. You might give me one of your sons to become my husband. I would not wish to take one of my subjects as a husband... I am afraid.
This document is considered extraordinary, as Egyptians traditionally considered foreigners to be inferior. Suppiluliuma I was surprised and exclaimed to his courtiers:
Nothing like this has happened to me in my entire life!
Understandably, he was wary, and had an envoy investigate, but by so doing, he missed his chance to bring Egypt into his empire. He eventually did send one of his sons, Zannanza, but the prince died, perhaps murdered, en route.
The identity of the queen who wrote the letter is uncertain. She is called Dakhamunzu in the Hittite annals, a possible transliteration of the Egyptian title Tahemetnesu (The King's Wife). Possible candidates are Nefertiti, Meritaten, and Ankhesenamun. Ankhesenamun once seemed likely since there were no candidates for the throne on the death of her husband Tutankhamun, whereas Akhenaten had at least two legitimate successors. But this was based on a 27-year reign for the last 18th pharaoh Horemheb who is now accepted to have had a shorter reign of only 14 years. This makes the deceased Egyptian king appear to be Akhenaten instead rather than Tutankhamun. The phrase regarding marriage to 'one of my subjects' (translated by some as 'servants') is possibly a reference to the Grand Vizier Ay or a secondary member of the Egyptian royal family line. Since Nefertiti was depicted as powerful as her husband in official monuments smiting Egypt's enemies, she might be the Dakhamunzu in the Amarna correspondence as Nicholas Reeves believes. Ankhesenamun may have been pressured by Ay to marry him and legitimise his claim to the throne of Egypt (which she eventually did). ... " Wikipedia
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 39 Topless Akhenaten and a nude Nefertiti - Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Relief in the Egyptian Museum in the Altes Museum Berlin.
Nefertiti is fully naked in the front.
Skin color is dark brown for the royals, except for white space over Nefertiti's nudity.
Akhenaten is wearing the famous blue Minoan skull cap
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 40 Two clearly nude and female Akhenaten and Nefertiti offering to the sun with their nude daughters behind them ... Below are men bent double and women bowing heads.
It's a double dose of the female phallus - in my reading ... Clearly a delight to Egyptians including men who eagerly submitted to that female phallus ...
" ... On the right hand side we see the King burning spices in a hawk headed censing-spoon, while the queen presents a bouquet of lotus flowers. Both wear an elaborate Atef-crown. Akhenaten wears a triple Atef crown flanked by uraei and topped with falcons wearing a sundisk and accompanying a double cartouche. Nefertiti wears a double Atef-crown flanked by two uraei. This crown is worn on a uraeus shaped modius and on top of what looks like a khat headdress. In the register below this scene we see the Queen's sister Mutnodjemet accompanied by her two dwarves , two male attendants and four female attendants.Nefertiti's titulary is given as follows:
"The heiress, great of favor, mistress of all women - when she sayeth anything it is done - the great and beloved wife of the King, Lady of the Two Lands (Nefertiti)| living for ever and ever" Panhesy (Amarna Tomb 6)" sites.google
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 41 A large crowd of foreigners from all over offering tribute to a topless seated Akhenaten and Nefertiti and nude daughters They kneel or stand with their hands in the air. Egyptian men bent over double.
My intuition is those foreign nations also had a goddess worship. For example, ancient Syrian priests castrated themselves for Artemis and a Syrian mermaid goddess - and in ancient Iraq you had fertility goddesses like Ishtar ...
"... East Wall: Presentation of tribute.
Akhenaten and Nefertiti are shown sitting on a throne holding hands. Their six daughters are shown behind them. Meritaten, Meketaten and Ankhesenpaaten are shown holding hands. Neferneferuaten is holding something in her hands. Neferure is hown holding a gazelle. The youngest daughter, Setepenre, holds a bouquet of flowers while petting the gazelle her older sister is holding. ... " Meryre II (Amarna Tomb 2) sites.google
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 42 "Akhenaten and Nefertiti on procession with the army running out front (from a private tomb in Amarna)" brown.edu
Nude Akhenaten and Nefertiti riding chariots with whips and harness. Each chariot with 2 stallions and towering over running male troops some bent over. Behind them in smaller chariots are their nude daughters and attendants. The audience includes men bent over or kneeling kissing the earth and women standing with raised hands.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 43 "Relief of Akhenaten and Nefertiti" Egyptian Museum/Cairo
Nude Nefertiti driving a clothed Ahkenaten in a chariot.
Note the dark brown skin of Nefertiti - same as brown horse and elongated skull.
That's an African queen ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 44 Nefertiti's sister Mutnodjemet in a see-through dress - the great queen or really the sovereign of the last king of the 18th dynasty - Horemheb.
She is painted black - probably meaning "chthonic" or of the earth. But she may also have been east African
The dress is designed to open up at the front revealing full nudity. This was clearly designed to raise the erotic temperature of the dog-leashed audience to a fever pitch. That's why you had grown men bent over double or even kissing the earth. Eventually that pent-up erotic energy created the "djed pillar" and the inner eye.
It also created hot sex when the women wanted it.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 45 Topless Akhenaten and a nude Nefertiti and 3 nude daughters offering to the Aten sun disc.
" ... Entrance tomb of Ipy in Amarna: The royal family making votive offerings to the Aten. Akhenaten and Nefertiti are shown offering votive items - cartouches of the Aten flanked by small statue(s) - to the Aten. Meritaten, Meketaten and Ankhesenpaaten are shown behind their parents shaking sistra ... " sites.google
I saw an image of this online with a Nefertiti in what looked like a head to toe cloth covering under the open cotton dress - this is a lie for modern audiences! In truth, Nerfetiti was buck naked in public during religious festrivals ...
Private rock tomb of Amarna
Nude women in procession and bent - over man.
The bending over was caused by long-term use of the penis cage and constant exposure to female nudity.
Women did not bend - they rode the bent-over men or "horses" as Roman women would call them ...
Nude female musicians - 18th dynasty.
Music was a prelude to love-making ...
" ... The defaced sarcophagus of King Akhenaten of Egypt. The sarcophagus was found in Tomb KV55, in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. It was discovered by Edward R. Ayrton in 1907. Akhenaten, known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV, was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty who ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC. He introduced the monotheistic belief in the Aten or Sun God" Alamy
- That's a woman's coffin from the hair
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 49 " ... Painted sandstone statues of King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti, late 18th Dynasty, Egypt. These statues originated from the garden shrine in house L.50.9 at the site of Tell el-Amarna. The statues are on display in the galleries of the the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University, England. The statue of Akhenaten is in the collections of the Ashmolean (AN1924.162) and that of Nefertiti is in the collections of the British Museum (BM EA925) and on loan to the Ashmolean. ... " sketchfab
- There was a trend of women only royalty before and after Akhenaten - For example the king after Akhenaten was probably a woman. And images of king Tut look female
" ... A young Tutankhamen emerging from a lotus flower. Discovered in 1922 in the tomb of King Tut in the Valley of the Kings Egypt. Currently in the Cairo Museum, Egypt. ... " sketchfab
Looks like a black African girl to me ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 51 " ... Detail from chest decorated with panels depicting Tutankhamun in his chariot attacking Nubians ... " Alamy
- Used as proof that Tut was not black African
Step between Kenyan counties and skin color changes drastically. Still black African.
What is more intriguing is the gender of King Tut. During this time men did not ride in chariots - that was for women only!
Men ran alongside - usually bent over in submission ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 52 Bent-over male chariot attendants and other bent over males in procession. Amara rock tomb
In other scenes men carry the chariot! My guess is this male submission was not just for royalty - it was taught from young age ...
A concrete cause was the penis cage which caused male discomfort in the presence of female erotic power. The bending probably reduced blood flow to the penis ...
On another level - there was almost certainly a powerful female spirit living in Egypt during the 18th dynasty - my inner vision is a female serpent or dragon
One way past the caged penis discomfort was castration - evidently this was very popular not just in the goddess priesthood like Cybele or Artemis and maybe Isis - but in everyday men
- The penis almost became vestigial like the appendix - and we are seeing this happen on a large scale today - they call it "toxic masculinity". But that penis space does not magically go away by cutting it - rather you get the famous Cybele frenzy - and the quickening pace of modern life
- That anti penis bias was probably linked to the Nile plagues that had to be remedied by the summer orgy season and the Cybele orgies - almost a burning away of toxic gas build-up
Nude princesses standing with arms around each others waists in a mobile chariot.
Amarna rock tombs
" ... Chariots are frequent subjects of Egyptian art and are nearly always depicted as an instrument of war or hunting with the Pharaoh in a grand pose about to lay waste to an enemy or slay a wild beast . Among the many representations of chariots in Egyptian art, are those found in the tombs of Ahmose at Abydos (Spalinger 2005), the Userhet, a royal scribe of the 18th Dynasty (Lloyd 1961), Khaemhet, Amenhotep Huy (Smith 1998), Tutankhamen (Smith 1998; Partridge 1996; Littauer & Crouwel 1985), and Thutmose IV (Partridge 1996) among others. Chariots are also found in temple art such as the depictions of Seti I on the exterior wall of the Hypostyle Hall at the temple of Amun at Karnak mounting his vehicle then trampling his enemy at Kadesh (Partridge 1996; Smith 1998). There are also a few artifacts of chariots that have proveniences from the pharaonic tombs of Amenhotep II, Thutmose IV, and Amenhotep III as well as the tomb of Yuya and Thuya, the parents-in-law of Amenhotep III (Littauer & Crauwel 1985; Partridge 1996). The first intact chariot was discovered in 1829 in a tomb whose owner remains unknown and is now on display at the Museo Archeologico in Florence, Italy (Littauer & Crouwel 1985). The Florence Chariot has wheels of four spokes and is considered to be of earlier construction and design than other chariots found, which have six spokes (Partridge 1996).
While the exact date of the Florence Chariot’s tomb may not be known Partridge (1996) suggests that it probably originated from early in the 18th Dynasty, there is epigraphic evidence of chariot use in Egypt during the reign of Ahmose I at the beginning of the same Dynasty. In the biography left in the tomb of Ahmose, son of Eben, a military elite under the Pharaoh Ahmose and later Thutmose I (Spalinger 2005; Pritchard 1958), descriptions of his exploits in expelling the Hyksos from Egypt include mention of chariotry, though in a brief, even casual manner:
“I served as soldier in his place in the ship, “The Wild Bull,” in the time of the Lord of the Two Lands: Neb-pehti-Re, the triumphant, when I was (still) a boy, before I had taken a wife […] But after I had set up a household, then I was taken on the ship, “Northern,” because I was valiant. Thus I used to accompany the Sovereign -life, prosperity, health! -on foot, following his excursions in his chariot” (Pritchard 1958, p. 173). ... " ahotcupofjoe by cfeagans
- All those mentions of chariots are 18th dynasty.
From experience with Akhenaten - the use of "he" does not always mean male. The evidence seems to point to female use only of the chariot during the 18th dynasty
And when you hear the word "sovereign" in an 18th dynasty context - that usually means the "bull of my mother" - or the great wife of the King
In the account above, the soldier takes care to note that he accompanied his sovereign on foot - also probably bent over when near "him" from the rock cave tomb images at Amarna ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 55 - The scene outside the Temple of Aten during the reward of Merya by Akhenaten and Nefrititi
- The chariots and horses are tended to by men - but not ridden by men. They are wooden, - have a feminine lightness of construction and can be carried by 2 men
- The sacrifice of the bulls is for the virility of the royal couple who are both female. In myth Osiris lost his penis on ressurection, but Harpocrates gained in virility. Harpocrates, like Khonsu is female - as is shown by the sidelock of youth ..
The boat captains are also men submitting to female authority - bent over for the royals.
The 18th dynasty was a very kinky dynasty - this female domination amps up the erotic tension tremendously ...
" ... The scene is located between the warehouses and the Nile, by which all products arrive, including food since the agricultural lands are situated on the other bank of the river. The abundance of boats, shown by a forest of masts, highlights the intensity of the traffic. Each mast is held by ropes and carries at its top an ensign, most of which appear to be a double cartouche. The sails are folded. Every boat is moored to a stake by two ropes and a stepped gangway descends to the quay. At the prow, a man who is probably the captain, bows in front of the king. Behind him, the bridge is congested with goods.
The cattle which the ships have transported have been regrouped in stalls, situated close to the quay. There appears to be two cattle-yards sounded by only a low wall. These have a large entrance in the middle and a smaller side door on the left. Each yard accommodates twenty head of cattle, an individual drover being in charge of a group of five beasts, which he seems to feed by the hand. Each beast is attached to what seems to be a tether point fixed to the ground. The animals are of different species, some having a humped back, possibly related to the zebu.
Between the two parts of the scene, and waiting in front of the outside door of the temple for the king's return, are three chariots harnessed to finely bridled horses and accompanied by their driver and possibly a groom. At the top, also outside and waiting for the royal couple, are the king's body-guard, consisting of five soldiers each armed with a spear, shield, axe and one with a flail. ... " osirisnet Tomb of Meryra
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 56 Architect Bek before a towering Akhenaten on left and his father architect Men before a statue of a seated Amenhotep III on the right. Akhenaten is clearly female.
Bek and his father are not bent over - maybe because they are being rewarded:
" ... Bek or Bak (Egyptian for "Servant") was the first chief royal sculptor during the reign of Pharaoh Akhenaten. His father Men held the same position under Akhenaten's father Amenhotep III; his mother Roi was a woman from Heliopolis.[
Bek grew up in Heliopolis, an important cult centre of the sun god Ra. The young prince Amenhotep (who became the pharaoh Akhenaten) had a palace here, and it is likely that his religious views were formed in part by the Heliopolitan teachings. Bek followed his lord to Akhet-Aten, the city founded by Akhenaten. He oversaw the construction of the great temple statues of the king and the opening of the Aswan and Gebel es-Silsila stone quarries, from where the stone was transported.
A stela found in Aswan, made around the 9th regnal year of Akhenaten shows Men and his son Bek with the pharaohs they serve. On the right side Men stands before the statue of Amenhotep III. The statue is very likely to be one of the colossi of the pharaoh that was made by Men. This side of the stela reflects the traditional artistic style of the 18th dynasty, and the only indication of the Amarna period is that the name "Amenhotep" is left out, instead of it the pharaoh's throne name "Nebmaatre" is repeated, in order to avoid having to mention the god Amun whose cult was forbidden. On the left side of the stela Bek is shown before Akhenaten, who makes offerings to his god Aten; according to the inscription the depicted scene is set in the Great Temple of the Aten. A typical feature of Amarna era pictures, the rays of Aten end in hands. Aten's and Akhenaten's name was later chiseled out.
On the stela Bek states that he is "the apprentice whom His Majesty taught". It is likely that he oversaw the making of the statues which show Akhenaten and his family in an overly naturalistic style, breaking with the idealised depiction that tradition demanded. ... " Wikiwand
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 57 Architect Bek with his wife Taheret.
Probably typical 18th dynasty marriage - The wife seems to be nude and sexually virile and dominant - Sekhmet or even a phallic Sekhmet-Min in contrast to the submissive and probably dog-leashed husband.
- That's probably the first black African architect image availible
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 58 Nude women and nude girl and standing erect with arms held high for Akhenaten - men bent over double and kissing the ground in submission - Reward of Mayre.
" ... Relief from tomb of Meryre (Merera), High Priest of the Aten at Akhetaten' and 'Fanbearer on the King's Right Hand', women making offering of bread and vegetables, North Tombs, Amarna, Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty ... "
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 59 Nude statue of the wife of Nakhtmin - an official to King Tutankhamen and an heir to Pharaoh Ay.
She has typical 18th dynasty clothes - very revealing as well as a large wig. In her hand was probably a flail or whip of authority. She was probably a candidate for sovereign.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 60 Pharaoh Horemheb - the last 18th dynasty and Min. My guess is the phallic Min is a stand-in for his wife a phallic sister of Nerfetiti - Mutnodjmet - She is usually depicted as a winged Sphinx - which probably means phallic sphinx or Sekhmet-Min.
The erect phallus was for Harpocrates/Horus or the female phallus or the wife of Pharaoh - The king was associated with Osiris - who did not have a penis.
" ... The inscriptions identify the headless king as Horemheb and the larger god as Amun-Ra, here shown in his fertility aspect. The deity's phallus, now lost, was made separately. ... "ancient.eu Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
The statue of Amun-Ra has breasts. I assume this is Sekhmet-Min in her benign state after she drank beer and returned to the eye of Amun.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 61 A seated 18th dynasty queen Mutnodjmet as a winged sphinx
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 62 Naked male attendants of 18th dynasty Queen Hatshepsut. She was depicted as a bearded man in her public portraits.
They have dark-brown skin - which means Hathepsut was black African. They also seem to be dog-leashed - with a visible penis cord.
Wall Painting in the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Egypt
" ... Hatshepsut: "Foremost of Noble Ladies"; 1507–1458 BC) was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. She was the second historically-confirmed female pharaoh, the first being Sobekneferu.(Various other women may have also ruled as pharaohs regnant or at least regents before Hatshepsut, as early as Neithhotep around 1600 years prior.)
Hatshepsut came to the throne of Egypt in 1478 BC. Her rise to power was noteworthy as it required her to utilize her bloodline, education, and an understanding of religion. Her bloodline was impeccable as she was the daughter, sister, and wife of a king. Her understanding of religion allowed her to establish herself as the God's Wife of Amun. Officially, she ruled jointly with Thutmose III, who had ascended to the throne the previous year as a child of about two years old. Hatshepsut was the chief wife of Thutmose II, Thutmose III's father. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty. According to Egyptologist James Henry Breasted, she is also known as "the first great woman in history of whom we are informed."
Hatshepsut was the daughter and only child of Thutmose I and his primary wife, Ahmose. Her husband Thutmose II was the son of Thutmose I and a secondary wife named Mutnofret, who carried the title King's daughter and was probably a child of Ahmose I. Hatshepsut and Thutmose II had a daughter named Neferure. After having their daughter, Hatshepsut could not bear any more children. Thutmose II with Iset, a secondary wife, would father Thutmose III, who would succeed Hatshepsut as pharaoh. ... "Wikipedia
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 63 Male attendants of 18th dynasty Queen Hatshepsut. Close to naked and very dark brown skin.
These are usually described as Nubians by Egyptologists. But this was the skin tone in Hatsheput Egypt.
I get the feeling that rule by Queens was universal and expected in most of ancient Egypt. Close study will probably show this to be true.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 64 Hatsheputs's voyage to Punt - which brought back east African animals like giraffes and elephant tusks and monkeys.
Male attendants close to naked and dark to very dark brown skin.
" ... A wall painting in the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut depicting her legendary expedition to Punt. Luxor, Egypt. ... " Alamy
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 65 Black African Dwarf Queen from Punt. I had a nightmare about this several years ago. A conquest of central Africa by a dwarf race. My guess is Punt somewhere in the heart of the Congo jungles.
Not just dwarf conquest - but maybe Amazon dwarf conquest. There are no examples of bent over dwarves in Akhenaten's days. They all stand up straight - so they are all probably female ...
" ... Relief from Dayr al Bahri temple showing Queen Eti of Punt with her husband Perehu as they welcome the delegation by sea of Queen Hatshepsut. 15th c. B.C. Punt was a Pygmy kingdom or chieftainship on the Somalian or Eritrean Coast, of uncertain location. Kemet had friendly relations with it by sea, and traded with Punt for myrrh and other exotics. Initial maritime contact was in the Fifth Dynasty, and then renewed at the time of Hatshupset, lasting to the 12th century B.C."... " pinterest William Mathews
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 66 Almost nude Black skinned Hatshepsut soldiers with lances and shields.
Greek soldiers are depicted nude during the height of ancient Greek power. That's proof of the "dog-leash" to me - Men were turned into sex objects for the ruling ancient queens by the kynodesme ...
Painted limestone depiction of soldiers sent by Queen Hatshepsut on an expedition to the Land of Punt to bring back ingredients for use in temple ritual, from the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, c.1503-1482 BC, New Kingdom.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 67 Nude black skinned servants of Hatshepsut bearing myrrh trees from Punt. They are bare except for a penis sheath - or the "dog-leash".
That could also be a sacred Sycamore tree - complete with a goddess - see plate 69: "Userhat with his wife Hatshepsut and mother Twosret in front of the Sycamore Tree Goddess..."
Punt could also be south Arabia - the lands of the Queen of Sheba were both east Africa and south Arabia. South Arabia was famous for organized cultivation of fragrant plant life. The inhabitants of south Arabia were black African though in those days ...
" ... Hatshepsut established the trade networks that had been disrupted during the Hyksos occupation of Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period, thereby building the wealth of the eighteenth dynasty. She oversaw the preparations and funding for a mission to the Land of Punt. The expedition set out in her name with five ships, each measuring 70 feet (21 m) long bearing several sails and accommodating 210 men that included sailors and 30 rowers. Many trade goods were bought in Punt, notably myrrh. Most notably, however, the Egyptians returned from the voyage bearing thirty-one live myrrh trees ... " Alamy
Moses and the Exodus was almost certainly a Hyskos event - ancient Israel ...
" .... The Hyksos , Egyptological pronunciation: hekau khasut, "ruler(s) of foreign lands"; were people of probable Levantine origin, who established the Fifteenth Dynasty of Egypt (1650–1550 BC) based at the city of Avaris in the Nile delta, from where they ruled the northern part of the country. While the Hellenistic Egyptian historian Manetho portrayed the Hyksos as invaders and oppressors, modern Egyptology no longer believes that the Hyksos conquered Egypt in an invasion. Instead, Hyksos rule had been preceded by groups of Canaanite peoples settled in the eastern delta who probably seceded from central Egyptian control near the end of the Thirteenth Dynasty.
The Hyksos period marks the first in which Egypt was ruled by foreign rulers. Many details of their rule, such as the true extent of their kingdom and even the names and order of their kings, remain uncertain. The Hyksos practiced many Levantine or Canaanite customs, but also many Egyptian customs. They have been credited with introducing several technological innovations to Egypt, such as the horse and chariot, as well as the sickle sword and the composite bow, but this theory is disputed.
The Hyksos did not control all of Egypt. Instead, they coexisted with the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Dynasties, which were based in Thebes. Warfare between the Hyksos and the pharaohs of the late Seventeenth Dynasty eventually culminated in the defeat of the Hyksos by Ahmose I, who founded the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. In the following centuries, the Egyptians would portray the Hyksos as bloodthirsty and oppressive foreign rulers.
Josephus associated the Hyksos with the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. Many modern scholars believe the Hyksos may have partially inspired the Biblical account. ... " Wikipedia
There were Hyksos pharaohs; probably Jewish or semitic - the 15th dynasty. When you think of the behavior of a King Solomon for example - it's more pharaonic that it's Jewish. And among the many wives of Solomon has always been an Egyptian princess - if you read books like the Ethiopian "Kebra Negast." ... Solomon and Sheba - with Sheba as the sovereign in the African model and Solomon as her consort ...
" ... While there is no archaeological evidence of a marriage between an Egyptian princess, the daughter of a Pharaoh, and a king of united Israel, claims of one are made at several places in the Hebrew Bible.
A marriage alliance
1 Kings 3:1 says,
"And Solomon became allied to Pharaoh king of Egypt by marriage, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall of Jerusalem round about."
The fact that Pharaoh's daughter has been singled out in the accounts of Solomon is significant as similar treatment is not given to his "seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines" (1 Kings 11:3). Some scholars believe this unique example was because this marriage in particular "demonstrates the wealth and power of the Hebrew monarchy, for Pharaoh's daughters did not ordinarily marry outside of their own family, and perhaps indicates the weakness of the Egyptian kingdom at this time." Another scholar points out that marrying Pharaoh's daughter is significant in light of the story of Exodus, "A descendant of former Egyptian slaves now became Pharaoh's son-in-law". Most scholars believe the alliance was a result of the reputation of Solomon's father, "Under David, Israel had become a factor to be reckoned with in Eastern politics, and the Pharaoh found it prudent to secure its friendship." The alliance through marriage is seen by scholars as the reason for the reported increase in trade with Egypt at 1 Kings 10:28–29. ... " Wikipedia
Manetho sees the fall of Troy happening at the end of the 19th dynasty under the female pharaoh Twosret - But there was another Twosret - the mother of Hatshepsut (see next plate 69) - the fall of Troy was more likely an 18th dynasty event ...
Twosret ... d. 1189 BC conventional chronology was the last known ruler and the final Pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt.
She is recorded in Manetho's Epitome as a certain Thuoris, who in Homer is called Polybus, husband of Alcandra, and in whose time Troy was taken. She was said to have ruled Egypt for seven years, but this figure included the nearly six-year reign of Siptah, her predecessor. Twosret simply assumed Siptah's regnal years as her own. While her sole independent reign would have lasted for perhaps one to one-and a half full years from 1191 to 1189 BC, this number now appears more likely to be two full years instead, possibly longer. Excavation work by the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition on her memorial temple ("temple of millions of years") at Gournah strongly suggests that it was completed and functional during her reign and that Twosret started a regnal year 9, which means that she had two and possibly three independent years of rule, once one deducts the nearly six-year reign of Siptah. Her royal name, Sitre Meryamun, means "Daughter of Re, beloved of Amun." ... "
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 68 Nude Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahri - Kenneth Garrett
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 69 " ... Userhat with his wife Hatshepsut and mother Twosret in front of the Sycamore Tree Goddess, necropolis of Shaykh Abd El-Qurna, Tomb of Userhat , XVIII Dynasty, Amenhotep II, 1438-1412 BC, drawing by Hippolyte Boussac from a fresco . Egyptian civilisation, 15th century BC. Paris, Bibliothèque Des Arts Decoratifs (Library) ... " agefotostock
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 70 Egyptian soldiers in the expedition to the Land of Punt, Temple of Hatshepsut, c, 1490 B.C. .18th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Deir el-Bahari, Egypt
Black - Egypt was black in Hatshepsut's days ... (18th dynasty)
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 71 Nude, black and dog-leashed Egyptian soldiers during Hatshepsut's expedition to Punt
Egyptian soldiers in the expedition to the Land of Punt, Temple of Hatshepsut, c. 1490 B.C.18th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Deir el-Bahari, Egypt
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 72 Dwarf Queen Eti of Punt with her black dog-leashed consort Perehu and servants welcoming Hatshepsut. Although a dwarf she is depicted as larger than her husband - or having authority over him.
The dog-leash is probably the cord under the men's mini-skirts. The dog-leash or penis-cage enhances eros, but also compels submissive behaviour to the leash-holder who controls the release of that eros.
Her consort is also wearing an egyptian-style skull-cap.
The reception of Hatshepsut's boat could be anywhere on the Indian ocean coast of east Africa. My guess is it was as far south as Tanzania or Mozambique. Pygmies today are found in Congo - not south Arabia or Asia or Eritrea or Somalia. Central Africa only.
Congo is connected to the east African coast through those two countries, for the most part.
Relief from Dayr al Bahri temple showing Queen Eti of Punt with her husband Perehu as they welcome the delegation by sea of Queen Hatshepsut. 15th c. B.C.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 73 Queen Hatshepsut's boats loading up in Punt
" ... Left – Knot Amulet. Middle – Meskhetyu Instrument. Right – Ovoid Stone. On the knot amulet, Hatshepsut's name throne name, Maatkare, and her expanded name with Amun are inscribed. The Meskhetyu Instrument was used during a funerary ritual, Opening of the Mouth, to revive the deceased. On the Ovoid Stone, hieroglyphics was inscribed on it. The hieroglyphics translate to "The Good Goddess, Maatkare, she made [it] as her monument for her father, Amun-Re, at the stretching of the cord over Djeser-djeseru-Amun, which she did while alive." The stone may have been used as a hammering stone. ... "
The knot was almost certainly the famous "dog-leash" or penis cage - This would be the main source of Hatshepsut's authority over her consort the King and the men in her empire - Hatshepsut presided over the annual festival of drunkenness - which is probably when there was a national removal of the Egyptian dog-leash
"The Good Goddess, Maatkare, she made [it] as her monument for her father, Amun-Re, at the stretching of the cord over Djeser-djeseru-Amun, which she did while alive."
was probably a penis lock- up ritual ...
" ... The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru (Ancient Egyptian: "Holy of Holies"), is a mortuary temple of Ancient Egypt located in Upper Egypt. Built for the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh Hatshepsut, who died in 1458 BC, the temple is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings. This mortuary temple is dedicated to Amun and Hatshepsut and is situated next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II, which served both as an inspiration and, later, a quarry. It is considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt." ... " Wikipedia
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 75 Djed wall paintings in the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Those are probably 3 djed pillars that have been secured by the long term application of the penis cord.
Probably 30 years in lock-up - like the vestal virgins
That's a male Osiris - no penis; the mirror of the phallic Sekhmet -Min or the phallic Harpocrates/Horus incarnated by Hatshepsut and noble women who locked up their husbands.
In ancient Egypt penis lock up was probably universal though - like Minoan Crete. It's what separated Egyptians from other populations living in Egypt - like the Hyksos or nation of Israel - and the reason Egyptian men were painted darker then their women; the dog-leash tan ...
Universal penis lock up was also the reason Egyptian women walked around naked in public - It created a permanent female erotic tension and even female sexual aggression ...
The Roman "spintra" or male brothel tradition probably originated in ancient Egypt - where young male prostitutes could make a living sexually servicing Egyptian women ... My guess is this was a trade open to Semitic Hyksos men who did not practice penis lock up
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 76 Wall painting in the Anubis Chapel of the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut/ Thutmosis III gives wine to Sokaris.
Probably a prelude to the annual "festival of drunkeness" - when the dog-leash was removed
A dog-leashed tanned Thutmosis III gives wine to Sokaris - my guess is Sokaris is the same as a phallic Harpocrates/Horus - incarnated by Hatshepsut.
The next step is the temporary removal of the penis cage for the orgies of the "festival of drunkeness" - which was dedicated to pacify the phallic lioness god Sekhmet...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 77 Nude, black and dog-leashed Egyptian soldiers during Hatshepsut's expedition to Punt
From the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru (Ancient Egyptian: "Holy of Holies")
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Israel is like the blocked shot - a 3,000 year curse on the Hebrews! That's the image from last night's work ...
It's not funny though - The last page - Roman Hermaphrodite - is frozen solid. The workaround does not work ...
The Jews have unfinished business with ancient Egypt - they smashed it - but ended up stuck with the bill ...
Freud was having ancient Egyptian Thoth dream images - I take that seriously ... The famous Jewish brain is more African that Babylonian ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 78 Nude, black and dog-leashed Egyptian soldiers during Hatshepsut's expedition to Punt
- They are in "mini-skirts" that leave the penis open and visibly leashed to a cord that reaches down below the knees.
The example the comes to mind is the nude Cybele dancing Korybantes: " .. According to Greek mythology, the Korybantes were the armed and crested dancers who worshipped the Phrygian goddess Cybele with drumming and dancing. ... " Wikipedia
From the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru (Ancient Egyptian: "Holy of Holies")
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- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 79 Nude, black and dog-leashed Egyptian soldiers during Hatshepsut's expedition to Punt
From the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru (Ancient Egyptian: "Holy of Holies")
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- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 80 Blue skinned Min with erection at right. That was probably the purpose of the rituals held in the temple. Only question was it male or female erection? My guess is female erection - for the Queen and the women of Egypt.
Ancient painting at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahri, Luxor in Egypt - Marek Poplawski
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- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 81 Nude, black and dog-leashed Egyptian soldiers during Hatshepsut's expedition to Punt - extended scene.
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- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 82 Boat scene to Punt full of near-nude black Egyptian boatmen and a golden lion throne or Sekhmet throne for Hatshepsut in the middle
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- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 83 Nude, black and dog-leashed Egyptian soldiers during Hatshepsut's expedition to Punt - also a nude drummer.
I assume the plant the nude men are carrying is an aphrodisiac associated with Min - lettuce:
" ... Min's cult began and was centered around Coptos (Koptos) and Akhmim (Panopolis) of upper Egypt, where in his honour great festivals were held celebrating his "coming forth" with a public procession and presentation of offerings.
... His importance grew in the Middle Kingdom when he became even more closely linked with Horus as the deity Min-Horus. By the New Kingdom he was also fused with Amun in the form of Min-Amun, who was also the serpent Irta, a kamutef (the "bull of his mother" - aka father of his own mother as well as her son).
... As the central deity of fertility and possibly orgiastic rites, Min became identified by the Greeks with the god Pan. One feature of Min worship was the wild prickly lettuce Lactuca virosa and Lactuca serriola of which is the domestic version Lactuca sativa (lettuce) which has aphrodisiac and opiate qualities and produces latex when cut, possibly identified with semen. ... " Wikipedia
- That's probably what happened in the temple - the penis cage was removed and semen came forth from the free and erect penis - like the lettuce ... The dog-leashed men with the lettuce were probably the men to be "milked" that day in the temple
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- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 84 Hatshepsut's lion or Sekhmet throne: carried by 16 nude and dog-leashed black "horses".
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- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 85 Hatshepsut's lion or Sekhmet throne: carried by 16 nude and dog-leashed black "horses". - rear view
16 "horse-power"! There is no image of the queen - so no bowing. Images of the queen in the temple are male mostly ... One of them has her with the classic Min flail - but no erect penis. Another has her embracing Amun. And another has just a lion walking. I assume the erect blue Min above is the queen in her Amun--Min form
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 86 Queen Hatshepsut in the bas-relief from Hatshepsut's Red Chapel in the Karnak Temple near Luxor (Thebes), Egypt.
That's the queen in the classic Min pose - but no erection. Below her is probably the bull consecrated to her vitality.
The dog leash may seem shocking to the 21st century - but to the ancients it was seen as a protection for the body given by the goddess.
I concur - the male eros is subject to sinister leaks; especially during sleep; - and even worse - full blown "mounting" or possession ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 87 Lion. Relief in the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari near Luxor, Egypt.
Probably Queen Hatshepsut in her Sekhmet form - note the red "Isis Knot" - or dog leash. Probably the dog-leash of her consort the Pharaoh.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 88 "Red Chapel Queen Hatshepsut .View of the Queen in the race of Heb-Sed,in front of god Min-Amon" - Alamy
Heb-Seb was a 30th year of rule celebration. The queen is in her male form, and I assume is about to receive her erect phallus from Min. Note the Djed pillar with 2 hands holding up some sort of form on the bottom right.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 89 Red Chapel: Queen Hatshepsut's race at the Heb-sed
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- My guess is all ancient Egyptian dynasties were female dominant.
Not just the 18th ... The Egyptian male expected to be dog-leashed - and the pharaoh could only be leashed by a phallic queen ...
Not all women are phallic though, - that requires integrating the snake or the dark side, rather than projecting it outside onto a phallic male ...
30 year sed is probably the root of the 30 years Vestal Virigins had to spend without sex ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 90 Min Relief within The Red Chapel of Queen Hatshepsut in the open-air museum at Karnak Luxor Egypt
Min is almost certainly for females only - the phallic female
- Note the "X" on Min - it's on the Sekhmet lion above. The "X" is also an ancient Congo symbol. Min also is usually associated with Negro Africa - I suppose a Negro Amazon.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 91 Boat scene of Queen Hatshepsut's voyage to Punt full of near-nude black Egyptian boatmen. 18th dynasty
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 92 Dwarf Queen Eti (not pictured ) of Punt with her black dog-leashed consort Perehu meeting Hatshepsut and her black dog-leashed Egyptian soldiers.
I assume the person in white is Hatshepsut
Below is the sea full of fish
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 93 " ... Fragments of reliefs: Egyptian soldiers and Nubian mercenaries. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, around 1470 BC Deir el-Bahri, the mortuary temple of Queen, Hatshepsut: limestone, painted ..." Alamy
Those are the mini-skirt soldiers - My guess is they are dancing before being unleashed for sex during the annual "Festival of drunkenness"
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 94 " ... The pharaoh Maat-Ka-Ra Hatshepsut blessing god Min with lustral water ... Queen Hatshepsut in the bas-relief from Hatshepsut's Red Chapel in the Karnak Temple near Luxor (Thebes), Egypt. Hatshepsut and god Ptah hityphallic" Alamy
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 95 " ... Relief showing Queen Hatshepsut receiving benediction, Temple of Amun, Karnak, Egypt, c1500 BC. Queen Hatshepsut (centre) receives benediction from Amun-Ra (left) & Sekhmet (right). ... " Alamy
And on the right she walks away with an erect female phallus ... Or, Sekhmet-Min or Khonsu avatar - who had to be pacified with beer and wine ... and sex
The phallic queen or Khonsu avatar on the right has a cord hanging down - I assume that's a loose or open dog-leash. As Khonsu the Queen is both male and female ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 96 Line drawing Dwarf Queen Eti of Punt with her black dog-leashed consort Perehu and servants welcoming Hatshepsut.
There is another female from Punt and she is wearing a see-through dress - just like Queen Eti. We can infer that Punt was a high female libido world. My guess is a mix of Egyptian and Pygmy/Amazon
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 97 An elderly topless queen weilding the "dog-leash" as an emblem of her power
- "Sma-tawy (insignia of unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, entwined papyrus and lotus) and the 2 Nile gods, Temple of Luxor, Egypt" shutterstock
My reading is the dog-leash conserves eros/pneuma which is needed to maintain contact with the spirit world - and is also needed for daily sleep and dreamwork ...
" ... The power of the magical knot is in its ability to both unite and “surround” things. The tied knot is a symbol of the coming together of two things in perfect wholeness, a condition that promotes a positive outcome. A passage in the Coffin Texts says that when the hair of Isis is knotted to the hair of Nephthys, the Two River Banks (the land of the living and the land of the dead) are united. Tying a knot could also refer to sexuality; the perfect coming together of two people in an act of creation. We still “tie the knot” when we get married. ... " isiopolis
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 98 An elderly topless queen weilding the "dog-leash" as an emblem of her power - 2
"Divine twins Set and Horus uniting Upper and Lower Egypt, relief, and Nefertari, at foot of colossal statue of her husband Ramesses II, 1279-13 BC 19th dynasty New Kingdom Egyptian pharaoh, pylon (monumental gateway), Temple of Luxor, Egypt" shutterstock
Horus as female is not a reach - Harpocrates is a female with a penis ... Not sure of the gender of Set
- The barely coded message is that Queen Nefertari controlled the phallus of Ramesses II, her husband, and was the real sovereign of Egypt
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 99 Seti I offering red linen to Amun-Re at his Abydos temple. 19th Dynasty
- That's Seti I offering up control of his "dog-leash" to Amon-Re or Sekhmet as symbolized by the Djed pillars and Ankh.
- Behind Seti is Min granting phallic power to his wife - Tuya
That's just the Egyptian way - the phallus was female
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 100 - Topless wife of Seti I (probably Tuya) offering up to Min - 19th dynasty
- "Temple of Seti I at Abydos with defaced relief figures, all in bright colors" - Alamy
- 19th dynasty -Ramesses -was another black African dynasty from the dark brown coloring of the skin of Seti I and his wife
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 101 Labeled Relief of Horus and Seti in the Temple of Seti I at Abydos
- But I think it's Seti's topless wife or sister. - Horus was female and phallic; male was Osiris and dog-leashed ...
- Note the dark brown skin of Horus - 19th dynasty was black African.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 102 Labeled Relief of Sekhmet and Seti in the Temple of Seti I at Abydos
- But I think it's Seti's topless wife or sister.
The goddesses in the Temple are lighter skinned than the dark brown men though - meaning the dog-leash tan was in effect or dark means male ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 103 Goddess - probably Isis giving the ankh or life to Seti I or his sister/wife
"Fresco's in Ancient temple Abydos" 123rf - Sergey Strelkov
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 104 Thoth giving the ankh or life to Osiris. Temple of Seti I at Abydos.
Osiris would be the form of the King Seti I. His wife would be the phallic Horus
Note the dark brown skin of both gods. Egypt was still under a ruling black African class during the Ramesses or 19th dynasty.
That's the only ancient Egyptian dynasty with brothel scenes. The men sexually servicing the women in those scenes look white. I thought they were Trojans but now I think the male prostitutes were probably Jewish or Hyksos in the 19th dynasty Turin papyrus. The women having sex are also not black African - there was a large international community in Egypt at that time. ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 105 Thoth and Horus giving the ankh or life to Osiris. Temple of Seti I at Abydos.
Note the dark brown skin of all 3 gods - black male Osiris, black male Thoth and black female Horus ... The dog-leash tan does not mean much when everyone is dark brown skinned.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 106 That's a black skinned female with a false beard and a sidelock of youth. The whole image would include a large female phallus
"Bas-relief of Horus Iunmutef (the Pillar of His Mother), wearing a panther or leopard skin and the sidelock of youth, in the Great Temple of Abydos" Alamy
This was the Sekhmet-Min or female phallus dynasty - Probably more erotic than the 18th which was a re-building dynasty. The Ramesses were a wealthy world power
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 107 A dark brown Anubis welcoming a dark brown Seti I. 19th dynasty.
Black African gods ...
"Bas-relief of the God Anubis on left, with the Pharaoh Seti I, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt" - Robert Harding
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 108 Goddess - probably Isis giving the ankh or life to SetI i - Abydos 19th Dynasty.
Seti I looks like one of those dog-leashed black Egyptians on Queen Hatshepsut's voyage to Punt. He might be partly from Punt by birth - hence the dark skin. - And he's wearing the same short skirt with an exposed dog-leash. The goddess is light-skinned.
It's probably safe to call the 19th dynasty a Punt dynasty of ancient Egypt.
The search for Punt is probably going to be solved by an outside source. My guess is India - ancient India almost certainly had contact with Punt through Indian ocean trade
"Bas-relief, Pharaoh Seti I (left), Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt" - Alamy
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 109 Seti I being cradled in the lap of Isis like a baby. She helped him raise the Djed pillar - on the previous page ...
That's a femdom relationship and Seti I was probably servicing a large female phallus in his sleep! Sekhmet-Min ...
"Bas-relief of Pharaoh Seti I (left) and Goddess Isis (right), Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt " ... " Alamy
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 110 Seti offers up a basket of food to Isis. She has light skin ...
" ... Abydos, Egypt, the mortuary temple of pharaoh Seti I, Menmaatra, (XIX° dyn. 1321-1186 B.C.) - The pharaoh offers a basket of goods ... " agefotostock
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 111 Raising of the Djed Pillar, Temple of Seti I – Abydos, Egypt
- My reading of this is the raising of the Kundalini by application of the penis-cage. 30 years is probably the average time necessary for enough energy to build up to open the inner eye chakra
From: "Egypt - Abydos & the raising of the Djed":
" ... The most interesting aspect of Egypt for me is the abundance of fantastic myths and stories along with a mind boggling array of Gods almost rivalling those in the Hindu pantheon.
And the most intriguing among them is the myth of Osiris and Isis. The story of the murder, dismemberment and subsequent resurrection of Osiris (long enough for sister/wife Isis, in the form of a Kite, to conceive a child: the Falcon headed God Horus) is fascinating even if improbable. Do read about how she replaces his…ahem…family jewels, in order to facilitate the process.
Just as fascinating is the story of the Djed pillar, intrinsic to the same story. When the coffin containing Osiris runs aground in Byblos [Lebanon], there sprouts a sacred tree that is cut and used as a pillar by the local king.
Isis eventually locates it and releases and anoints the body of Osiris (before evil brother Set stumbles upon it again and goes about systematically cutting it into 14 bits and Isis finds, fixes him back and conceives Horus.)
That tree is considered the backbone of Osiris and a symbol of stability. The ceremony of raising the Djed – represented by a wood pillar – became a symbol of Osiris’s triumph over Set. Inscriptions abound of the pharaoh raising the Djed Pillar with the help of priests and Gods. The resurrected Osiris earns himself the title of Lord of the Dead and the afterlife. That is also the reason he is sometimes shown painted dark green.
It is believed that Isis found the head of Osiris in Abydos making it one of the most sacred centres of pilgrimage and a place, quite like Varanasi, where everyone desired to breathe their last.
Of the many temples to be found in and around Abydos, the memorial temple of Seti I (father of Rameses the great) is the most important. Three of the original seven chapels inside, dedicated to the trinity of Osiris, Isis and Horus and the Pharaoh himself, are decorated with exquisite reliefs – both raised and sunken – with the colours still visible.
Outside, is the Hall of Kings with an entire wall covered with cartouches in relief: the famed ‘List Of Kings’ showing names of pharaohs from Menes of the first dynasty until Ramesses I (father of Seti I). An incredible chronological record of nearly 1760 years from 3050BC to 1290BC. My favourite relief is that of the Pharaoh and his young son snaring a bull.
A long arched passage leads out to a ruined sunken temple believed to be the Osireion connected with the worship of Osiris. Is this where the relic of Osiris was found? That it was a place of pilgrimage from pre dynastic days is certified by the unearthing of offerings of ivory and gold including an ivory statue of Cheops (of the Great pyramid fame.)
Abydos is not on the standard tourist radar (Currently closed to tourists until further notice.), its spiritual ambience is undisturbed by noisy footfalls, its eerily lit chapels whisper untold stories of birth, death and the never ending cycle of life. ... " theurgetowander
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 112 Isis taking Seti I to make an offering to Horus, Temple of Seti, Abydos
The red straps at King Seti's waist are probably his dog-leash - he offers red straps above to Amun ...
Both Seti and Horus have dark brown skin. Isis is light skinned ...
"Relief of the handing over of an offering by King Seti I to the god Horus in the mortuary temple of Seti I in Abydos, Egypt" - Wikipedia
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 113 "Smaller chapel of Seti I, Wepwawet offers insignia to the king, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt - 19th Dynasty" Wikipedia
Both King Seti and Wepwawet have black African skin - although Wepwawet has gray fur on his wolf head
" ... In late Egyptian mythology, Wepwawet was originally a war deity, whose cult centre was Asyut in Upper Egypt (Lycopolis in the Greco-Roman period). His name means opener of the ways and he is often depicted as a wolf standing at the prow of a solar-boat. ...
In later Egyptian art, Wepwawet was depicted as a wolf or a jackal, or as a man with the head of a wolf or a jackal. Even when considered a jackal, Wepwawet usually was shown with grey, or white fur, reflecting his lupine origins.
In later pyramid texts, Wepwawet is called "Ra" who has gone up from the horizon, perhaps as the "opener" of the sky. In the later Egyptian funerary context, Wepwawet assists at the Opening of the mouth ceremony and guides the deceased into the netherworld. ... " Wikipedia
My guess is Wepwawet helps prevent zombie formation - ie the dead is transported to the land of the dead rather than lingering on the earth plane.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 114 "Abydos King List at the Memorial Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt" - Alamy
1760 years from 3050BC to 1290BC
"... The start of the king list, showing Seti and his son - Ramesses II - on the way to making an offering to Ptah-Seker-Osiris, on behalf of their 72 ancestors - the contents of the king list. Ramesses is depicted holding censers. ... " Wikipedia
But that's probably not the king's son! The sidelock of youth means that's a daughter ... or Horus/Harpocrates
That's the king's "dog-leash" holder - usually its his wife - but many times Pharaoh's submitted sexually to their daughters. For example there is a colossal statute of Meryetamun, daughter and royal wife of Ramesses II at Akhmim near Sohag, Middle Egypt. - She was the real sovereign - that's just the way it was in Egypt ...
Above is probably Seti's daughter Princess Henutmire.
" ...Her name means "The lady is like Rê". She married Ramesses II and became Great Royal Wife; ... She is shown on statues of Ramesses from Abukir and Heliopolis. On a colossus from Hermopolis she is depicted together with Princess-Queen Bintanath. Both have the titles The Hereditary Princess, richly favoured, Mistress of the South and the North, King's Daughter, Great Royal Wife. ... " Wikipedia
" ... The Abydos King List, also known as the Abydos Table, is a list of the names of seventy-six kings of ancient Egypt, found on a wall of the Temple of Seti I at Abydos, Egypt. It consists of three rows of thirty-eight cartouches (borders enclosing the name of a king) in each row. The upper two rows contain names of the kings, while the third row merely repeats Seti I's throne name and nomen.
Besides providing the order of the Old Kingdom kings, it is the sole source to date of the names of many of the kings of the Seventh and Eighth Dynasties, so the list is valued greatly for that reason.
This list omits the names of many earlier pharaohs who were apparently considered illegitimate — such as the Hyksos, Hatshepsut, Akhenaten, Smenkhkare, Tutankhamen, and Ay. ... " Wikipedia
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 115 Nude with whip Meryetamun, daughter and royal wife of Ramesses II at Akhmim near Sohag, Middle Egypt.
Ramesses II handed over control of his penis to his daughter ...
What was good for the king, was also good for Egypt - so that was the state of affairs for the Egyptian ruling class. - The large international class also probably copied this system - for example, the Roman's and later the Greeks. The one exception was Israel which was the template for the mass of the Roman world through their religion
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 116 Seti and Iousas at Abydos.
Seti is dark brown and Iousas is light brown and topless - She is the goddess of mastubation and is apparently initiating Seti in semen production
" ... The goddess Iousas is giving pharaoh Seti I the breath of life, in the form of an “ankh” sign (symbolizing life) flanked by two “was” sceptres (symbols for prosperity).
Iousas was associated with the creator god Atum. Her nickname “The Hand of Atum” recalls her role, i.e. the hand of Atum with which he masturbated to create the first divine couple, Shu and Tefnut.
The relief is located on the west wall of the Second Hypostyle Hall of the Seti I Temple at Abydos, between the entrances of the Chapel of Ra-Horakhty and the Chapel of Amun.
The Seti Temple at Abydos was begun by Seti I and completed by his son Ramses II in the 13th century BC. Photo Mick Palarczyk. ... " paulsmit.smugmug
" ... Iusaaset, Iusaas, or, in Greek, Saosis, is a primordial goddess in Ancient Egyptian religion, a feminine counterpart to the male creator deity Atum. Iusaaset was depicted as a woman with a scarab beetle on her head. She was worshipped in the city of Iwnw or Iunu, the Greek Heliopolis, as was Atum. Iusaaset was associated with the acacia tree and acacias stood at the sanctuary dedicated to Iusaaset at Heliopolis.
" ....The process of creation was said to have begun when Atum masturbated, or copulated with himself, to produce the deities Shu and Tefnut, thus beginning the process of creation. The hand he used in this act was personified as a goddess, the Hand of Atum. She was equated with Hathor or Iusaaset and Nebethetepet, two other, more minor goddesses. The earliest texts to mention them seem to treat Iusaaset and Nebethetepet as two names for a single goddess, but after the time of the Middle Kingdom (c. 2000–1700 BC) they were treated as separate, although similar, deities. The name "Iusaaset" means something resembling "She who grows as she comes" and "Nebethetepet" means "Lady of the Field of Offerings', so the Egyptologist Stephen Quirke suggests that they represented two aspects of creation: Iusaaset for growth and Nebethetepet for abundance. ... " Wikipedia
New to me - a goddess of the Acacia - The Acacia is not found in Egypt anymore - you have to go to east Africa to see Iusaaset ...
A masturbation goddess - Masturbation was a religious ritual for the Egyptians... When the penis was not in the dog-leash - and from this example was driven by a dominant female on a passive male - “The Hand of Atum”.
Semen production was important for the Egyptians and even had a sacred god - Min and a sacred plant - lettuce. The life long dog-leash meant women were masturbating men into old age ...
An example being Rameses II - who spent most of his life in Nefertari's penis cage - but was later caged by his daughter. He was a very fertile Pharaoh.
The Minoan bull-jumping tradition was certainly derived from Egypt and had the same meaning - control of the male phallus which ceased to be male controlled after a bull- sacrifice ceremony - the penis became the "bull of my mother" - or wife or daughter - or maybe even sister. Caligula in Rome was dog-leashed by his sister Drusilla:
" .. Drusilla was born in Abitarvium, modern day Koblenz, Germany. After the death of her father, Germanicus, she and her siblings were brought back to Rome by their mother and raised with the help of their paternal grandmother, Antonia Minor. In 33, Drusilla was married to Lucius Cassius Longinus, a friend of the Emperor Tiberius. After Caligula became emperor in 37, however, he ordered their divorce and married his sister to his friend, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. During an illness in 37, Caligula changed his will to name Drusilla his heir, making her the first woman to be named heir in a Roman imperial will. This was probably an attempt to continue the Julian line through any children she might have, leaving her husband to rule in the meantime. Caligula recovered however, and in 38, at the age of twenty-one, Drusilla died. Her brother went on to deify her, consecrating her with the title Panthea (all-goddess) and mourning at her public funeral as though he were a widower
Reportedly, Drusilla was her brother's favourite. There also are rumours that they were lovers. If true, that role probably gained her great influence over Caligula. Although the activities between the brother and sister might have been seen as incestuous by their contemporaries, it is not certain whether they were sexual partners. Drusilla earned a rather poor reputation because of the close bond she shared with Caligula and even was likened to a prostitute by later scholars, in attempts to discredit Caligula.
Some historians suggest that Caligula was motivated by more than mere lust or love in pursuing intimate relationships with his sisters, thinking instead, that he may have decided deliberately to pattern the Roman lineage after the Hellenistic monarchs of the Ptolemaic dynasty where marriages between jointly ruling brothers and sisters had become tradition rather than sex scandals. This also has been used to explain why his despotism apparently was more evident to his contemporaries than those of Augustus and Tiberius. ... " Wikipedia
- Ancient Egyptian incest was common with Royalty - but it was probably more religious than sexual - ie. it was governed by the dog-leash and who was qualified to hold the leash of the pharaoh.
Corridor of the Bull at Abydos.
A dog-leashed Ramses II and his daughter and wife Meryetamun on on a bull-hunt. The dog leash is the third cord between his legs. Symbolically that's what his daughter is grasping onto and taking control of ...
That's the female "bull-jumping" tradition ... For female sexual potency - Although that's labelled as Ramses's son. - It's really his daughter from the sidelock of youth
" ... The north wall of the so called Corridor of the Bull in the Seti I Temple at Abydos has the famous scene of Ramses II and his son Amunherkhepeshef in a bull hunt. While his son is holding the bull by the tail, Ramses is poised to throw a lasso. It appears that this will be his second throw, as the bull is already restricted in his movements by a rope that connects his horns to his left hind leg.
The Seti Temple at Abydos was begun by Seti I and completed by his son Ramses II in the 13th century BC. Photo Paul Smit.... " paulsmit.smugmug
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 118 Lettuces of Min at Abydos.
" ... This relief detail shows two lettuces separated by a fan, standing on a small shrine.
The growing of prickly lettuce was associated with Min, a fertility god of male sexual potency. Egyptians believed the lettuce to be an aphrodisiac, as it was tall and straight and released a milk-like substance which resembled semen. Min is often depicted with two of these sacred lettuces standing behind him.
The relief can be found on the north wall in the Chapel of Amun, one of the seven chapels that are located directly west of the Second Hypostyle Hall of the Seti I Temple at Abydos.
The detail in this picture is part of the 36 episodes of the Daily Temple Ritual that are shown in the chapel, ranging from Seti entering the sanctuary to cleaning and dressing the statue of Amun and Min, who was closely associated with Amun.
The Seti Temple at Abydos was begun by Seti I and completed by his son Ramses II in the 13th century BC. Photo Mick Palarczyk. ... " paulsmit.smugmug.com
- That's not lettuce - that's a spray of semen bursting out of an erect phallus. - The dog-leash effect ... Men in the dog-leash did not need brothels - that need was taken care of by their "leash-holder." That's why there is so little evidence of prostitution in ancient Egypt. If any does exist - like the 19th dynasty Turin papyrus - its female oriented ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 119 Seti, Sekhmet and Hathor at Abydos. Sekhmet and Seti have dark brown skin. Hathor is light skinned.
Seti, Sekhmet and Hathor at Abydos.
" ... The west wall of the Second Hypostyle Hall of the Seti I Temple at Abydos is decorated with superb reliefs. Here we see a portion of wall that is located between the entrances of the Chapel of Ptah and the Chapel of Ra-Horakhty.
On the left we see the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet clasping hands with Seti and holding the “ankh” sign before the mouth of the king. The sign is entwined in her “menat” necklace.
On the right Hathor gives the king the breath of life, in the form of an “ankh” sign (symbolizing life) flanked by two “was” sceptres (symbols for prosperity).
The niche in the centre of the picture at one time probably held a statue of either Ptah or Ra-Horakhty. The decoration in the niche shows Seti offering incense to Ra-Horachti. The niche could also have been used to store sacred scrolls pertaining to the rites which were performed in the adjoining chapel. As the lower part of the niche is without decorations a stash of scrolls wouldn’t have obscured the sacred images on its three walls.
The lower register on each side of the niche is decorated with a series of Nile gods, kneeling, hermaphrodite personifications of Egyptian nomes (districts). Each figure is basically male, with the breasts of a woman (symbolizing fecundity), and on its head there is an emblem which indicates the name of the nome. The figures carry food and jars of wine and water which they present to the gods. On the right we see the Lower Egyptian nomes number 15 and 13. On the left we see the Lower Egyptian nomes number 10 (with ox emblem) and 4.
The Seti Temple at Abydos was begun by Seti I and completed by his son Ramses II in the 13th century BC. Photo Mick Palarczyk. ... " ’Seti, Sekhmet and Hathor at Abydos.’ paulsmit.smugmug.
- The hermaphrodite personifications of nomes or districts are a basic ancient Egyptian archetype - the female phallus. Women with a penis - not men with breasts. The modern western conception of this is a Trans - a former male. That's not the same thing as a woman with a penis. A trans is what the Romans would call a "Gallus" - they were the priests of Cybele and probably a secret Roman ruling class
- Here Sekhmet is probably giving life to Seti's dog-leash holder - probably one of his daughters or his wife Tuya. Sekhmet was an aggressive lioness deity that had to be calmed down by sex and alcohol. Those were female domains in ancient Egypt. Also the figure being given the ankh by Sekhmet has what looks like the basic see-through dress worn by Egyptian royalty
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 120 Inmutef burning incense before a mummified Seti. Inmutef and Seti have dark brown skin. Isis is light skinned
" ....The Seti Shrine is one of three small sanctuaries that are located north of the Inner Osiris Hall in the Seti I Temple at Abydos. In this shrine Seti appears as the dead, deified king, who is identified as an Osiris himself. Here we are looking at a relief on the west wall of the shrine.
It shows the god Inmutef (dressed as a sem-priest) burning incense before a mummified Seti. Inmutef (a god who symbolizes the son who attends to his dead father) must be identified in this scene with the young Ramses II, who performs the Opening of the Mouth Ritual on the mummy of his father, enabling him to breath in the afterlife. Behind Inmutef stands Isis who is making sacred music by rattling a sistrum and a “menat” necklace. The text next to her reads: “shaking the sistrum before your beautiful face forever and ever.” ...The Seti Temple at Abydos was begun by Seti I and completed by his son Ramses II in the 13th century BC. Photo Paul Smit. ... "paulsmit.smugmug
- Only that's not a male Inmutef - from the female sidelock of youth it's probably one of Seti's daughters - Isis and Horus and probably Inmutref were incarnated by female royalty.
The Opening of the Mouth Ritual on the mummy is new to me. I learnt about it from one of the tools associated with Hatshepsut . The image that came to me was of a snake exiting the mouth at death - almost a second birth at death ... The other image was of this not happening today as it is supposed to - ie the dead not really going anywhere ...
- Another reading is the "hieros-gamos" - which is always a death and rebirth event. The mummified or dog-leashed Seti's eros or snake travels upwards through the chakras and at a certain level leaves his body - beginning his second birth. That's a shamanic event today - ie only shamans who have no choice in the matter go though this ritual ...
" ... Horus and Seth pacified performing the Sema-Tawy Ritual (lotus and papyrus entwined, the Union of the Two Lands, Upper and Lower Egypt); on the top, above the Sema-Tawy symbol, is represented the Royal Cartouche with the name of King Sesostris I as "King of Upper and Lower Egypt", KheperKaRa; detail from the throne of a statue of King Sesostris I (1971-1926 BC) ... " amentetneferet.wordpress
- That's the dog-leashing of the King. Horus is a phallic female. Not sure about Set. This was intended to create a balance between the two lands or the lands of the living and the lands of the dead.
Note the djed pillar symbols - The dog-leash created it ...
- This image is usually a bare-breasted older woman in two forms - physical and non-physical ... The Habi Nile god
" ... Carving of Habi Nile god tying lotus and papyrus to symbolise joining of upper and lower Egypt on Temple of Abu Simbel Egypt ... " Alamy
- Bare breasted twin queens - physical and spiritual dog-leashing a King. The Queen is depicted standing in the nude on right. The King is seated above. Below are chained foreigners.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 123 Two bare-breasted Queens dog-leasing a seated King.
" ... Relief at Dendera, Egypt showing, presentation the unity of Upper and Lower Egypt. Sematawy, (Hor-Sematawy-pa-hered) a son of Hathor of Dendera and of Horus of Edfu. His name means "Uniter of the Two Lands. ... " Alamy
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 124 Two bare-breasted Queens dog-leashing a central pole - the Sema-Tawy.
In my reading those are testicles at the bottom and the pole being the leashed penis. The queens have breasts but also a false beard and have a masculine or amazon build. Usually there is a seated - or passive King at the center of it all ...
" ... Hapi (Hep, Hap, Hapy) was probably a predynastic name for the Nile - later on, the Egyptians just called the Nile iterw, meaning 'the river' - and so it became the name of the god of the Nile. ('Nile' comes from the Greek corruption - Neilos - of the Egyptian 'nwy' which means 'water'.) He was mentioned in the Pyramid Texts ("who comest forth from Hep") where he was to send the river into the underworld from certain caverns, where he was thought to have lived at the 1st Cataract. The Nile was thought to have flown through the land of the dead, the heavens and finally flowing into Egypt where it rose out of the ground between two mountains which lay between the Islands of Abu (Elephantine) and the Island of Iat-Rek (Philae). Hapi was also mentioned in the Pyramid Texts as a destructive power, but one that worked for the pharaoh. As a water god, Hapi was a deity of fertility - he provided water, food and the yearly inundation of the Nile. He was also known as 'Lord of the Fishes and Birds of the Marshes,' indicating that he provided these creatures to the Egyptians along with the Nile itself. Without Hapi, Egypt would have died, and so he was sometimes revered even above Ra, the sun god. The depiction of Hapi himself, though, was that of a rather well-fed, blue or green man with the false beard of the pharaoh on his chin. Other than showing his status as a god of fertility by his color, the Egyptians showed Hapi as having rather large breasts, like those of a mother with a baby.
At a very early period he absorbed the attributes of Nun, the primeval watery mass from which Ra, the Sun-god, emerged on the first day of the creation; and as a natural result he was held the father of all beings and things, which were believed to be the results of his handiwork and his offspring. When we consider the great importance which the Nile possessed for Egypt and her inhabitants it is easy to understand how the Nile-god Hapi held a unique position among the gods of the country, and how he came to be regarded as a being as great as, if not greater than Ra himself.
Hapi was also both god of Upper and Lower Egypt - this duality was shown by having twin Hapi deities, one wearing the papyrus of the north (Upper Egypt) as a headdress, the other wearing the south's (Lower Egypt) lotus as a headdress. The Upper Egyptian Hapi was called 'Hap-Meht' while the Lower Egyptian Hapi was known as 'Hap-Reset'. They were depicted together, pouring water from a carried vase or together, tying the two plants of the northern or southern region into a knot with the sema hieroglyph, symbolising the union of Upper and Lower Egypt. He was thought to be the husband of the vulture goddess Nekhebet in Lower Egypt, and of the cobra goddess Uatchet (Uatch-Ura, Wadjet) in Upper Egypt. When he took on the attributes of Nun (Nu), Hapi became husband to Nun's wife, the primeval goddess Naunet of the Ogdoad. He was also linked with Osiris - another water-related fertility god - and thus Nekhebet and Uatchet were also seen as a form of Isis, Osiris' wife.
...the Egyptians had no clue how or why the Nile flooded each year. They believed that the gods Khnemu, Anqet, and Satet were the guardians of the source of the Nile. Their duty was to make sure that the right amount of silt was released during the yearly inundation. Hapi was in charge of the waters that flowed during the floods.
During the inundation flood, the Egyptians would throw offerings, amulets and other sacrifices into the Nile at certain places, sacred to Hapi. Hapi was thought to come with the inundation (the 'Arrival of Hapi') with a retinue of crocodile gods and frog goddesses, and the sacrifices were given in the hopes that the flood would not be too high, nor too low. If the inundation was too high, many homes would be destroyed (the Egyptians built their homes and even palaces out of mud brick, which was easily washed away in a large flood). On the other hand, if the flood was too low, there would not be enough water for the fields and cattle - Egypt would be in drought. During inundation, statues of Hapi were carried about through the towns and villages so that the people could honor and pray to him - it was a solemn occasion. Even Akhenaten, the 'heretic king', could not banish Hapi completely as he did with the other gods. Instead, he tried to suggest that Hapi was an incarnation of the Aten (Akenaten's god, the sun disk ... " Hapi, God of the Nile, Fertility, the North and South By Caroline Seawright
-- In my reading Hapi was a female with a penis - an Egyptian archetype - or the Egyptian wife after leashing her husband.
.The knot was the "dog-leash" that was released in tandem with the Nile flood during the "dog-days" of ancient Egypt
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 125 Relief in a mastaba in Saqqara necropolis/ lions and sema-tawy hieroglyph
-Two Sekhmet-Min lions one physical, the other spiritual or in the land of the dead. - The X means they are women with the Min erect phallus. The red band behind the X is the "dog-leash" of the King or husband ....
That's also Cybele and her lions - the cult of the Roman Emperor
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 126 "Carvings in the ancient Abydos temple near the Nile north of Luxor" - Jerry Kent
That's probably Hapi - But it could also be the hermaphrodite representations of the Nomes or districts of Egypt
" ... Hapi was the god of the annual flooding of the Nile in ancient Egyptian religion. The flood deposited rich silt (fertile soil) on the river's banks, allowing the Egyptians to grow crops. Hapi was greatly celebrated among the Egyptians. Some of the titles of Hapi were "Lord of the Fish and Birds of the Marshes" and "Lord of the River Bringing Vegetation". Hapi is typically depicted as an androgynous figure with a big belly and large drooping breasts, wearing a loincloth and ceremonial false beard.
The annual flooding of the Nile occasionally was said to be the Arrival of Hapi. Since this flooding provided fertile soil in an area that was otherwise desert, Hapi symbolised fertility. He had large female breasts because he was said to bring a rich and nourishing harvest. Due to his fertile nature he was sometimes considered the "father of the gods", and was considered to be a caring father who helped to maintain the balance of the cosmos, the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system. He was thought to live within a cavern at the supposed source of the Nile near Aswan. The cult of Hapi was mainly located at the First Cataract named Elephantine. His priests were involved in rituals to ensure the steady levels of flow required from the annual flood. At Elephantine the official nilometer, a measuring device, was carefully monitored to predict the level of the flood, and his priests must have been intimately concerned with its monitoring.
Hapi was not regarded as the god of the Nile itself but of the inundation event. He was also considered a "friend of Geb", the Egyptian god of the earth, and the "lord of Neper", the god of grain.
Although male and wearing the false beard, Hapi was pictured with pendulous breasts and a large stomach, as representations of the fertility of the Nile. He also was usually given blue or green skin, representing water. Other attributes varied, depending upon the region of Egypt in which the depictions exist. In Lower Egypt, he was adorned with papyrus plants and attended by frogs, present in the region, and symbols of it. Whereas in Upper Egypt, it was the lotus and crocodiles which were more present in the Nile, thus these were the symbols of the region, and those associated with Hapi there. Hapi often was pictured carrying offerings of food or pouring water from an amphora, but also, very rarely, was depicted as a hippopotamus. During the Nineteenth Dynasty Hapi is often depicted as a pair of figures, each holding and tying together the long stem of two plants representing Upper and Lower Egypt, symbolically binding the two halves of the country around a hieroglyph meaning "union". This symbolic representation was often carved at the base of seated statues of the pharaoh. Egyptian historian Al Maqrizi (1364–1442) related in his "El Khutat El Maqrizia (The Maqrizian Plans) that living virgins were sacrificed annually as "brides of the Nile" ("Arous El Nil") and this has been historically accepted as late as the 1970s. but this claim is disputed by some Egyptologists such as Bassam El Shammaa. ... " Wikipedia
- That's not a male. Same as Akhenaten was called King but was a female. Once Egyptian women locked up the penis of their husbands - it became a female phallus - and they earned the right to be called men ...
I am not sure about sacrificing a virgin to the Nile. I have not seen anything like that from the Romans. They were the last classical Egyptians. If anything, it's male sacrifice, not female ...
My impression is the flooding of the Nile - caused by runoff from the annual monsoon rains in east Africa has a relation to removing the penis from it's cage.
Caging the penis was like subduing a bull - that's what the femaleMinoan "bull - jumpers" did. It must have been a difficult path to take - but eventually produced the phallic female and the docile male.
Docile as in the famous Egyptian stillness and mysticism.
Phallic female as in women with strong lust ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 127 " ... Relief depicting queen Hatshepsut embracing the ithyphallic god Min-Amun, detail from the Red Chapel of Hatshepsut, Karnak Temple Complex. ... " egypt-museum
- Min is the mummified or dog-leashed Egyptian male during one of his periodic penis releases.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 128 " ... Osiris begetting Horus by Isis, who is in the form of a hawk ; the second hawk is Nephthys. At the head of the bier sits Hathor and at the foot the Frog-goddess Heqet. ... " Wallis Budge, Osiris and the Egyptian resurrection (1911)
- I'm sure this was part of the annual Hapi or Nile flood ritual. The releasing of the caged or mummified penis: That's four goddesses and one god - Or four phallic women and one dog-leashed man. Women on top in the Roman Mulier Equitans sexual position
Heqet the frog goddess is explicitly linked to the final stages of the Nile flood:
" ... Heqet is an Egyptian goddess of fertility, identified with Hathor, represented in the form of a frog. To the Egyptians, the frog was an ancient symbol of fertility, related to the annual flooding of the Nile. Heqet was originally the female counterpart of Khnum, or the wife of Khnum by whom she became the mother of Her-ur. It has been proposed that her name is the origin of the name of Hecate, the Greek goddess of witchcraft.
... The beginning of her cult dates to the early dynastic period at least. Her name was part of the names of some high-born Second Dynasty individuals buried at Helwan and was mentioned on a stela of Wepemnofret and in the Pyramid Texts. Early frog statuettes are often thought to be depictions of her.
Heqet was considered the wife of Khnum, who formed the bodies of new children on his potter's wheel.
In the Osiris myth, it was Heqet who breathed life into the new body of Horus at birth, as she was a goddess of the last moments of birth. As the birth of Horus became more intimately associated with the resurrection of Osiris, so Heqet's role became one more closely associated with resurrection. Eventually, this association led to her amulets gaining the phrase I am the resurrection in the Christian era along with cross and lamb symbolism.
A temple dedicated to Horus and Heqet dating to the Ptolemaic Period was found at Qus.
As a fertility goddess, associated explicitly with the last stages of the flooding of the Nile, and so with the germination of corn, she became associated with the final stages of childbirth. This association, which appears to have arisen during the Middle Kingdom, gained her the title She who hastens the birth (cf. the role of Heqet in the story of The Birth of the Royal Children from the Westcar Papyrus). Some say that—even though no ancient Egyptian term for "midwife" is known for certain—midwives often called themselves the Servants of Heqet, and that her priestesses were trained in midwifery. Women often wore amulets of her during childbirth, which depicted Heqet as a frog, sitting in a lotus. ... " Wikipedia
Note the Sekhmet or Sekhmet-Min bed : That's the boudoir of an female Egyptian sexual domme
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 129 " ... Isis (in bird form) impregnated by body of Osiris, Dendera
The Temple of Hathor at Dendera is one of Egypt's best preserved and most beautiful ancient shrines. This magnificent edifice dates to the Ptolemaic period, late in Egyptian history, though the site long had been the cult centre for the goddess Hathor for centuries before (the earliest extant remains date to c360BC but a temple is recorded here as far back as c2250BC). Most of the main building dates to the reigns of the last Cleopatras and further decoration and building work within the complex continued in the Roman period up to the reign of Trajan. ... " Aidan McRae Thomson
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 130 " ... The Osiris Mysteries as portrayed in the Temple of Isis at Philae.(images After H. Rosellini, Monumenti dell'Egitto e della Nubia, Vol. III (Pisa, 1844), Pl. XXIII.) ... " egyptology
- Early scenes are the caging of the penis and the raising of the Djed pillar. Ritual sex probably did not occur until several years in the cage. My guess is the Roman system of caging the penis at puberty or 14 years until 25 years old and marriage originated in Egypt.
Later on the penis is released for mounting - but the male is in the passive position First mounting as a man, second mounting as Osiris. Second mounting involves the dangerous and sexually aggressive Sekhmet. Then he is re-caged - also in the passive or prone position ...
" ... This scene, a detail from above, illustrates the reanimation of Osiris. Here are portrayed the goddess Nepthys on the left and on the right the goddess Isis, both using hand gestures to help in his invigoration. ... " egyptology
The hand gestures are probably "the hand of Atum" or sacred masturbation ... The two goddesses are topless
- Thats the first mounting of the young man. Looks like two topless standing women and one kneeling man. Male prone in a Sekhmet bed.
- Probably a standard procedure during the "dog-days" of summer of ancient Egypt.
" ... The Osiris Mysteries as portrayed in the Temple of Isis at Philae.(images After H. Rosellini, Monumenti dell'Egitto e della Nubia, Vol. III (Pisa, 1844), Pl. XXIII.) ... "
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 132 Caging of the young Egyptian male.
Looks like a glass jar that blocks sex with the Isis kite ... Probably happened young - that looks like a young boy. My guess is Minoan men and Egyptian men were sexually caged as young as 6 years old ... You get that dog-leash tan on very young Minoan boys
The earlier the caging the less trauma from caging and the easier it was to build up the Djed pillar.
" ... The Osiris Mysteries as portrayed in the Temple of Isis at Philae.(images After H. Rosellini, Monumenti dell'Egitto e della Nubia, Vol. III (Pisa, 1844), Pl. XXIII.) ... "
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 133 Raisng the Djed pillar. My guess is that happens 30 years after caging. - Related to the Seb Heb festival
Looks like two topless goddesses and one god
" ... The Osiris Mysteries as portrayed in the Temple of Isis at Philae.(images After H. Rosellini, Monumenti dell'Egitto e della Nubia, Vol. III (Pisa, 1844), Pl. XXIII.) ... "
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 134 I suppose that's the start of the "hieros-gamos" - the male becomes a potential mate of Isis.
Middle aged Egyptian male - 30 years and up. Penis still in the cage though. - Penis leaves the cage in the next plate ... Plate 131 above - the reanimation of Osiris
One goddess - probably his wife and dog-leash holder ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 135 More advanced sex for the more mature Egyptian man - my guess is sex up to old age ...
A specialty was young women dog-leashing old men on their second or third marriages. You find that a lot in ancient Rome. Roman emperors and aristocrats enjoyed being ruled by virile young women ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 136 Hatshepsut the female pharaoh in the land of Punt: gold, ivory and mounds of myrrh
On the right The Egyptian envoy and expedition leader Nehesy - accompanied by a troop of soldiers.
Note the nakedness of the Punt females and the dog-leashed men of both Punt and Egypt. The female nudity probably shortened the time necessary to generate energy to raise the Djed pillar - The sexual stimulation that could not find an outlet at the locked penis moved up the spinal cord.
The caging of the young Egyptian penis on plate 132 is a very rare direct statement of penis caging from the ancient Egyptians.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 137 "The sequence of scenes of the punt expedition ends with the announcement of the successful execution by the queen in front of the entire court. Hatshepsut sits on her throne, behind her stands her ka. The throne is carried by two striding lions, both of which are depicted opposite one another. nefershapiland.de - Photo by kairoinfo4u
Note the phallic Min "X" and the red cord bearing the dog-leash. My guess is that's the dog-leash of Thutmose II the queens brother. Hatshepsut is the phallic lioness
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 138 Lion relief, mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahari, Theban Necropolis, Luxor, Egypt
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The other lion with the Min "X" and the red dog-leash. The imagery is clearly related to the mirror Hapi dog-leash images above. There's an earthly queen Hatshepsut and a spiritual Hatshepsut leashing the penis of her brother king Thutmose II
Note the dark brown leg above. Egypt was black African during Hatshepsut's day.
Ancient Egypt was not the death and mummy fixated place it seems to be. The penis cage and the public female erotic nudity means it was throbbing with eros at all times.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 139 Mut in her phallic form: the ithyphallic leonine deity is designated as Mut-A’at or Mut the Great at at the Hibis Temple.
Late Period built by the Persian pharaohs. From: "Sekhmet-Min" satsekhem
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- Amun was the consort of Mut. Which translated as penis-caged Egyptian Kings being the consorts of phallic Queens
- Mut still exists today in west Africa and Brazil - the phallic Yemonja or "Mami Wata"
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 140 Mut in her phallic form: the ithyphallic leonine deity is designated as Mut-A’at or Mut the Great at at the Hibis Temple.
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Late Period built by the Persian pharaohs.
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It seems unlikely - but if you focus on the great wives of some of these Persian pharaohs you find phallic queens - whe were really in control.
For example Parysatis the wife of Darius II:
" ... Parysatis was a powerful Persian Queen, consort of Darius II and had a lot of influence during the reign of Artaxerxes II.
Parysatis was the illegitimate daughter of Artaxerxes I, Emperor of Persia and Andia of Babylon. She was the half-sister of Xerxes II, Sogdianus, and Darius II. She married her half-brother Darius II and had 13 sons, of which four survived to adulthood: Artaxerxes II, Cyrus the Younger, Ostanes, and Oxathres. and one daughter - Amestris
Parysatis was very powerful and had a network of spies and informants. Ctesias, who was her physician, mentions in his books how she would identify and order the execution of various people who were a threat to the throne. Parysatis was very savvy and succeeded in assisting Darius II's ascent to the throne, even though he was a bastard and not a legitimate child. Ctesias records that he was very dependent on her counsel.
In addition, she is mentioned to have held a lot of land and villages in Syria, Media and Babylon, and a record of the taxes paid directly to her remained, as well as the servant who was in charge of managing her holdings and tax collections - Ea bullissu.
Her favorite son was Cyrus, and it was on account of her influence that he was given supreme command in western Anatolia as a teenager in around 407 BC. When her husband died, she supported Cyrus. When Cyrus was defeated in the Battle of Cunaxa, she blamed the satrap Tissaphernes for his death, and thus had him assassinated a little later. .
According to the chapter on Artaxerxes II in Plutarch's Life, a young Persian soldier named Mithridates unknowingly struck Cyrus the Younger during the Battle of Cunaxa , making him fall from his horse, dazed. Some eunuchs found Cyrus and tried to bring him to safety, but a Caunian among the king's camp followers struck a vein behind his knee with a dart, making him fall and strike his head on a stone, whereupon he died. Unwisely, Mithridates boasted of killing Cyrus in the court, and Parysatis had him executed by scaphism. She likewise got vengeance on Masabates, the king's eunuch, who had cut off Cyrus' hand and head, by winning him from her son Artaxerxes in a game of dice and having him flayed alive... " Wikipedis
- That reads more like the ruler or Sovereign than a stereotypical submissive Persian queen
- That was an amorous queen - 13 children ! I find it unlikely those were all by her brother. That was for ritual sex during Nile flood Osiris resurrection rituals. She was doing what Roman women did - marriage, lock up of husbands penis - then rampant sexual promisquity.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 141 A priest watering the germinating Osiris figure, in a depiction from the Temple of Philae.
From " ... The Osiris Mysteries as portrayed in the Temple of Isis at Philae.(images After H. Rosellini, Monumenti dell'Egitto e della Nubia, Vol. III (Pisa, 1844), Pl. XXIII.) ... "
The transmission of Egyptian power seems to have continued unbroken through Great Wives of Egyptian Kings from the Persians to Alexander the Great who married a Persian Great queen and on through the Roman Augustas.
But what about the Osiris side of the equation? What for example are the final two images from the Osiris Mysteries plates? In the image above, Osiris seems to be dead and buried - them brought back to life as germinating corn - Something like the Maize god of the Maya. And in the final panel, he seems to have merged with the female god Horus. - Like the final alchemical phallic noble Empress - or a woman with a penis
- Answers may be forthcoming from a recent claim that the great Egyptian Labyrinth with tombs going back 3,600 years has been found: See the documentary "Finding Ancient Egypt's Great Lost Labyrinth!" - The Mataha Expedition in 2008 claims to have verified to existence of a vast underground network at Hawara below levels where Petrie Flinders was digging in, in his search for the lost Egyptian Labyrinth ... At the present time, however, the Egyptian govenment has closed down work at the site
Those germinating shoots could also be individual sexual mountings. A certain number of sexual mountings - or "germinating" was probably necessary to reach to the final stage of merging with the Horus archetype.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 142 Isis, in the form of a bird, copulates with the deceased Osiris. At either side are Horus, although he is as yet unborn, and Isis in human form." - Wikipedia
Persian Emperors were locked up by their queens and ritually mounted like all Pharaohs! That's just the way it was. Now I understand the image on page 151 of a female Persian Dionysus with breasts ...
The sex act was a religious ritual in ancient Egypt and was female driven ... The Roman "Mulier Equitans"
The phallus was Horus and female, and the male was Osiris and locked up sexually by his wife ... But it was more than locked up - The female phallus meant that power remained with women.
I think it was a collective avoidance of the Saturn complex - In the upper class world of Isis there was collective wealth and security as opposed to the "scarcity and competition" of the Saturn ruled lower class world
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 143 " ... From right to left: Isis, her husband Osiris, and their son Horus, the protagonists of the Osiris myth, in a Twenty-second Dynasty statuette ... " Wikipedia
Horus has breasts! That's a woman ... And Osiris is restrained. - That would be the penis cage ...
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 144 Nude Persian or Greek Egyptian woman. - Although the nudity is glossed over - it's just a regional costume!
- If you saw a woman dressed like that walking down a garden path you would think you were in a porn movie!
- Ancient Egypt probably was a long porn movie ... And a painful one if you were in a tight penis cage or fibula ... As were all Egyptian men from a very young age ...That's were all the bowing of men to women comes from. ...
From: "Ancient Egyptian, Assyrian, and Persian costumes and decorations" (1920) Houston, Mary G., Hornblower, Florence S
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 145 Osiris re-animation ritual - from Greek Egyptian days. False coffin and false mummy and real erection
- My guess is the ritual involved the "Hand of Atum" or sacred masturbation given by a priestess of Isis or by the "mummy's" wife and dog-leash holder.
Ithyphallic pseudo-mummy, inside a coffin. Wood, gold, day and bandages. Ptolemaic Period, reign of Ptolemy
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 146 Sed Festival Block of Akhenaten in the Fitzwilliam
- The raising of the Djed pillar was probably the main focus of the Sed festival - my guess it marked the emergence from mummification of the caged penis of an age group after thirty years in lockup - or the "reanimation of Osiris"
- This is a rare time when Akhenaten was clothed during ceremonies. She is usually naked in public
" ... The hieroglyphs tell also that the attendant behind the king is his chief prophet carrying his sandals. The attendant in front of the king is his lector priest holding a papyrus roll and the third attendant is in front of the lector priest but only the back of his leg remains of this figure. ... " tim-theegyptians.blogspot
" ... The Sed festival; also known as Heb Sed or Feast of the Tail was an ancient Egyptian ceremony that celebrated the continued rule of a pharaoh.
... Eventually, Sed festivals were jubilees celebrated after a ruler had held the throne for thirty years and then every three to four years after that. They primarily were held to rejuvenate the pharaoh's strength and stamina while still sitting on the throne, celebrating the continued success of the pharaoh.
... Sed festivals implied elaborate temple rituals and included processions, offerings, and such acts of religious devotion as the ceremonial raising of a djed, the base or sacrum of a bovine spine, a phallic symbol representing the strength, "potency and duration of the pharaoh's rule
" ... Several pharaohs seem to have deviated from the traditional 30-year tradition, notably two pharaohs of the Eighteenth Dynasty, Hatshepsut and Akhenaten, rulers in a dynasty that was recovering from occupation by foreigners, reestablishing itself, and redefining many traditions.
Hatshepsut, an extremely successful pharaoh, celebrated her Sed jubilee at Thebes—in what some Victorian-era historians insist was only her sixteenth regnal year—but she did this by counting the time she was the strong consort of her weak husband, and some recent research indicates that she did exercise authority usually reserved for pharaohs during his reign, thereby acting as a co-ruler rather than as his Great Royal Wife, the duties of which were assigned to their royal daughter. Upon her husband's death, the only eligible male in the royal family was a stepson and nephew of hers who was a child. He was made a consort and, shortly thereafter, she was crowned pharaoh. Some Egyptologists, such as Jürgen von Beckerath in his book Chronology of the Egyptian Pharaohs, speculate that Hatshepsut may have celebrated her first Sed jubilee to mark the passing of 30 years from the death of her father, Thutmose I, from whom she derived all of her legitimacy to rule Egypt. He had appointed his daughter to the highest administrative office in his government, giving her a co-regent's experience at ruling many aspects of his bureaucracy. This reflects an oracular assertion supported by the priests of Amun-Re that her father named her as heir to the throne.
Akhenaten made many changes to religious practices in order to remove the stranglehold on the country by the priests of Amun-Re, whom he saw as corrupt. His religious reformation may have begun with his decision to celebrate his first Sed festival in his third regnal year. His purpose may have been to gain an advantage against the powerful temple, since a Sed-festival was a royal jubilee intended to reinforce the pharaoh's divine powers and religious leadership. At the same time he also moved his capital away from the city that these priests controlled. ... " Wikipedia
- My guess is Akhenaten had already been a co-ruler with her father Amenhotep III or Memnon for a long time. She probably became his penis dog-leash holder and superior after the death of his Minoan "Great Wife" . This was a trend with Egyptian kings - being ruled by their daughters after their wives passed away.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 147 Nude player of a Mandore - Necropole Thebes - 18th Dynasty
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 148 Topless and mostly nude offering of flowers and fruit - Necropolis of Thebes - 19th dynasty
- Sacred nudity, probably connected to sacred sex. Egypt was a bee-hive - constantly making psychic honey. For those in the penis cage - this was an secret internal process that built up the astral body and aided in sleep and dreams.
- Egyptian Hermaphrodite - 149 Arrival in Thebes of an Ethiopian princess in a bull driven chariot - 18th dynasty. The bull is probably symbolic of the phallic power of the princess
Note the female "sidelock of youth" on two the four women walking up front. Two of them are topless and all are wearing male skirts.