Hwt-hr is the Kemetic version of Hathor, meaning ‘Mansion of Heru.’ Indeed, as Heru’s divine consort, Hathor is regarded as the sky in which he – as the sun god and “Djedi Sky Walker”/ Dancer – dwells. Hathor is worshipped as goddess of music, dance, beauty, fertility, childbirth, women, children and foreign lands who personifies feminine love, joy, motherhood, and nature in general. Women particularly aspired to embody this deeply loved goddess’s conjoined roles as wife, mother, and lover which gained Hathor the titles of ‘Lady of the House of Jubilation’, as well as ‘The One Who Fills the Sanctuary with Joy’.
“KNOW THY SELF” is one of the cardinal concepts in ancient African sacred wisdom which underlie many of the Proverbs that are inscribed into the walls of the Temple of Luxor in Egypt. There are six great temples in that area, the two most renowned being Karnak and Luxor which are on the right or east bank of Africa’s sacred Nile River in Waset (the Kemetic-‘land of blacks’/ancient Egyptian name of Thebes – Greek designation for the fourth Upper nome along the Nile). Built during the New Kingdom, the Luxor Temple was dedicated to the Kemetic Sacred Triad: Amun~Mut~Montu/ Khonsu (more…)