Maahes

clip_image001

Maahes was an Egyptian war god, the son of Bastclip_image003 in Lower Egypt and Sekhmetclip_image005 in Upper Egypt. His father, depending on his ascendancy at the time was either Ptah,clip_image007or Ra.clip_image009He may have had a foreign origin, possibly Nubian, in particular Apedemak. He was rarely referred to by his name instead being referred to by such monikers as “Wielder of the knife”, “The Scarlett Lord” and “Lord of the Massacre”. These monikers leave no doubt as to his avocation! Although he has these names, he was not thought of as evil per se, rather, he was seen as a sort of law enforcer, meting out ‘just desserts’ to those that warranted it. As such, he was also given the monikers of “Avenger of Wrongs”, and “Helper of Wise ones”. Even though he had these blood thirsty monikers affixed to his characteristics and name, he was seen mostly as a protective god.

As Lions were considered to be connected with pharaohs, Maahes was seen as pharaoh’s protector. His seat of power was at Nay-t

a-hut, or Leontopolis. To protect his father /Ra, he travelled into the underworld at night to battle the god Apep, and protected the Pharaoh in battle.

  1. #1 by sepultura13 on January 12, 2012 - 11:58

    Great post! I love mythology, but have always been dismayed at the lack of information regarding African and / or Native American gods and goddesses. I’ve read the Greek, Roman, and Nordic myths – where the hell do I go to find those beings that look more like me? 😉

  2. #2 by Herneith on January 12, 2012 - 20:11

    Funnily enough, Wikipedia serves as a staring point as it has lists of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. At the bottom of each article, there is a resource/bibliography, offering references. There are also dictionaries of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. Many of them originated in Nubia.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Geeking Out about It

Watching too much television since 1975

TheWarner

Your Source for Honest Commentary and Reviews

Tribalmystic stories

Tribalmystic is storytelling about people, places, and things that have extraordinary stories. Author: Joycelin Leahy

African Heritage

A blog about African history, and heritage, through audio and video files.

Tired Sista

Cause I'm tired of being sick and tired of injustice

nidotopianwarrior's Blog

Story Writing superheroes children of the comet

Kushite Kingdom

Dark Matter Consciousness!

soapmuffinblog

Organic Hand Crafted Soaps

Racism Is White Supremacy

A Site Dedicated to Counter-Racism Economics, Education, and Liberation

Random Ramblings; Myriad Musings

...my outlet for (almost) everything...

Herneith

Blow it out your hole!!!

Beast of No Nation

"I used to think it was mere homesickness, then I started getting it at home"

diaryofanegress

Observations of an Invisible Woman

Abagond

500 words a day on whatever I want

Turangawaewae

... collectively crafted over coffee in an effort to spread discomfort ...

BROTHA WOLF

Howling For Justice!

%d bloggers like this: