Monday, April 11, 2011
IT'S ALL IN THE I'S ....
It's Monday. I hope everyone had a great weekend. I'd like to welcome my new friends who joined my blog family. I can't wait to get to know you better. As always I am thrilled to see my long time friends, too.
Duncan, PencilGirl, Ju, Melissa, BZ, Pearson, Matt, Jonathan, Snakesmom, and Bluestocking Mum. So wonderful to meet you all.
It's now our second full week of the A-Z challenge. Here is my next mysterious post. I hope you enjoy it.
As zephyr winds swirl at the beginning of time, a deity of ultimate feminine beauty and grace generates from father Earth and mother Overaching Sky.
She sets forth to meet her people, teaching her female subjects how to grind corn, make bread, weave cloth, and how to tame the most ferocious of beasts: man. She teaches them to read and all about agriculture. Prosperous, they honor her strength and kindness.
Out of anger and jealousy Ra, the sun god, more powerful than She, torments the world. Using her cunning, She tricks Ra and creates a poisonous snake that bites him. In tremendous pain Ra begs the goddess for healing. As healer of the world, She agrees, but with one condition, Ra must reveal his name to her. Only then would She have the power to cure him. Knowing his name left a vulnerable Ra defenseless against her.
With all right in the ancient world again, She falls in love with her brother. As king of Earth and She his queen, their happiness infuses a tranquil and rich world.
Envious of their happiness, their younger brother tricks the king and seals him in a living tomb, disposing of him in the river.
Upon hearing the news and frantic, She tears her robes to shreds and cut her locks of ebony.
In time, She searches the world over for her beloved and finds the coffin in Phoenicia embedded in a fragrant tamarisk tree. She returns and hides the body in the swamps of the Nile.
That night while hunting, her brother finds the corpse. Enraged, he hacks the body into fourteen pieces, flinging them into the river.
Distraught and furious, She searches the river and with the help of seven scorpions manages to recover thirteen of the pieces. She re-creates the last piece and attaches the penis made of gold and wax. Now whole, She administers embalming for the first time, and utters words of magic. The dead corpse regenerates into life. They make love.
After the birth of their son, the time comes for him to descend into the underworld and reign as king over the dead and sleeping.
Her subjects continue to honor her and bask in the glory that is Her.
Eventually She plays an important role in modern religions. Although forgotten in modern times ISIS will always grace the pages of the golden age of Egypt.