Nebet Het’s Rage, Nebet Het’s Promise
by Chelsea Luellon Bolton
I am the Hidden One
I am She Who is Hidden,
I am Nebet Het
Of the Shade
Of the Stillness of Night with no Moon
Yet, the stars burn in this darkness,
This luminous light
Brightens the night
as the stars shine in the sky.
I am the Light in Darkness
I am the Twilight at Dawn and Dusk.
I am the Light
in the Darkest of Times.
And this is a dark time for many.
There is fear in their hearts
There is fear in their words
There is righteous anger,
The fury at injustice,
I am the Light in the Darkness
I drive away evil
I empower good
I bestow strength on those
who will stand and fight—
any way they can—
with art, with words
being intolerant of injustice—
in whatever form it takes.
And here I will stand with those
For I am a Goddess of Women
as is My sister.
as well as many Goddesses and some Gods.
Injustice won’t stand against Our wrath.
Sekhmet, Hethert and Bast with Their flames and magic,
Nit and Wepwawet with Their arrows and magic,
Aset with Her scimitar and magic,
And I, Nebet Het, with My arrows and magic
Ra with His Eyes,
Hethert’s joy will keep the people going,
For joy and rage must balance each other
in the hearts of those who fight.
And yet, I will come
as a snake, as cobra
as a leopard
Whose flame will burn
the shackles of fear which bind you,
the evil around you,
and the injustice against you.
and whose arrows
will strike down the enemies of ma’at.
will destroy injustice.
So Ra will be triumphant,
as the Uncreated is destroyed.
So you too will be triumphant,
Against the enemies of health
Against the enemies of life, prosperity and happiness.
Against the enemies of safety and treating people well.
If We are called upon:
Women who are attacked will be defended,
Men who are attacked will be defended,
We will save the people who call on Us.
This is Our promise to you.
So call on Us,
And We will come.
We will march with you.