Not Only His Mother

Within the Pagan community, many worship the Goddess Isis of Ten Thousand Names. She is worshiped primarily as the Classical Goddess whose emphasis is placed on Her aspect as the Mother of Heru.

Throughout Egypt, there were statues of Goddesses seated on a throne, suckling one of the child-Gods (mostly Heru or Khonsu or the King). And these statues and wall reliefs portrayed many Goddesses doing this, not just Aset. Mut and Hetharu come to mind. This statue is called Isis Lactans by scholars. And this statue is believed to have inspired the statues of the Virgin Mary with Her son.

Heru-sa-Aset is the god of Kingship and community. He is the ruler and the child of His Mother. He and His Mother avenged the death of Wesir. He helps revive His Father and He stands in for the ailing person during spells where Aset is called upon to heal the patient. He is important to Her. He is Her son.

But She is much more than only His Mother.

Aset, the Kemetic Goddess, is the Mother or consort of Ra or Wepwawet. She is the trickster who beguiles. She is the Sorceress who rules and the magician who knows Her spells. She is the Goddess of knowledge, words of power and authority. She is the Goddess of sovereignty and the transformation of the soul. She is the Goddess of the dead and the crops. She is the fierce solar Goddess who shrieks as a kite, mourning Her husband. She is a shapeshifter and slays Apep every night.

And yes, She is the Mother of Heru, but that is not Her only trait.

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Wepwawet, My Son

Wepwawet, My Son
by JewelofAset

Wepwawet is My Son
I am His Mother
I am the Mother of the God
On the Standard
The Wolf Lord, the Jackal Lord
Stands,
Supporting the Sky
the Sun
Cow Goddess
and the Sun God
I am His Mother
Goddess of Roads
God of Ways
He is This
Because I am His Mother
He Opens the Way
Because I Opened the Way
For the Dead to be Wesir
And He Opens the Way
Wepwawet, My Son
For the Sun to Rise
For the Soul to be Transformed
He is there at Sunrise
Wepwawet, My Son
Supporting His Father
Supporting His Mother
Cow Goddess and Wolf Lord
Sun Goddess and Sun Lord
For Wepwawet is a Sun God
Just as Ra is
Just as I am
Solar God, Solar Goddess
He is this because of Me
For Wepwawet is My Son

Aset’s Shrine

Aset’s Shrine

by JewelofAset

Aset’s shrine should be in your home
Aset’s shrine should be in your hearth
She is the Seat of Power
Authority to Reign
To Rule your own home
your own life
These are Her commands
To those who follow Her
If you ask something of Her
put Her in your home
put Her in your hearth
For She is the flame of the sunrise
The Fire in your soul
The Breath of Life
that flows through the Fire of your Ka
This is Aset, manifesting power
This is Aset as the Goddess of the Throne
This Seat is Her Shrine
This Seat of Power, of Cosmos
The Seat of the First Time
Light the Fire
Breathe
Light the Flame
of the Fiercely Bright One
Light shines forth
from Her shrine