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Proverbs from the Luxor Temple of Amun~Mut~Montu/Khonsu

Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

“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…)

Amun~Mut~Montu/Khonsu: The Triad of Waset

was sceptreWaset – meaning “City of the Scepter” or alternatively “City of the Set” – was the Kemetic/ancient Egyptian name of Thebes, the Greek designation for the fourth Upper Egyptian nome along Africa’s Nile River. In the religion of Kemet (meaning land of the Blacks), Set (Seth in Greek) was god of the desert, storms, disorder, violence and foreigners… the quintessential antagonist. The Was scepter on the other hand represents the power and dominion of gods, pharaohs, and priests over such an enemy presence. Amplified by amulets such as the ankh (key of life) and the djed-pillar (god’s backbone/stability), the Was scepter is a symbol of truth, order and control over the forces of chaos that Set brings in. Amun, Mut and Montu/Khonsu – commonly  referred to as the Triad of “Thebes” – are introduced in this post as a divine representative unit of dominion over chaos established in their pre-Graeco, African context of Waset. Language can act as a cultural tool and/or weapon, depending on where one is centered… (more…)

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