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Nephthys -The Goddess of Mourning

Nephthys -The Goddess of Mourning

Nephthys the Egyptian Goddess symbolized the transitional nature of death. In one Egyptian myth she helped Isis collect the scattered limbs of Osiris to reconstitute his body.

In her funerary role she was considered a fearsome but necessary companion, assisting the dead through the different levels of the afterlife.

She was also the Goddess of mourning, comforting the relatives of the deceased. These wailing mourners were described as the "hawks of Nephthys".

In her funery role Nephthys was often symbolized by a hawk, falcon or a woman with wings outstretched in protection.

She is also shown with her Hieroglyphs (a basket and a house) balanced on her head.

Sacred Birds: Falcons and Hawks.

Additionally this Goddess is the protector of the Pheonix whose rise from the ashes symbolises rebith.

The Crone represents the wise old woman whose child bearing days are behind her. Other associations with this Archetype include: compassion, transformation, healing and bawdiness death and endings. She is the respected older woman or grand-parent at the heart of family who enjoys life and sharing her experience.

Unfortunately the word Crone or Hag often has negative connotations as many wise woman and midwives were persecuted as witches in the middle ages.

Shadow Crone is the bitter, old woman who has failed to learn from her life. She blames all her failings and unhappiness on a society that no longer respects the elders. As a result she becomes increasingly isolated and fearful.

Nephythys is a crone goddess as she is the goddess that assists with death and dying.…

Inspired by the "Goddesses-Mythical-or-Imagined" challenge  at :iconcastle-of-cards:
Goddesses Mythical or Imagined ChallengeGreetings Castle Folk...
Our new challenge is to create an image of a goddess. She can be from the mythos of the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and other cultures as well. ALSO, you can have the freedom to CREATE your own goddess. How's THAT for a fun game, huh? :iconsnoopydanceplz: I did a "hard copy" game like this many years ago, and it was fraught with creative expressions of varying goddesses. Here are specs:
:bulletred: Your goddess MUST be identified EITHER in the artwork itself, or in your description.
:bulletred: In your description, you MUST include some details of the goddesses' area of "rule", the mythology of her, her attributes. If she is created by you, include a description of what her attributes are.
:bulletred: PLEASE NOTE this group welcomes traditional forms of art as well as digital
:bulletred: Entries must be newly created as of date of this journal
:bulletred: Challenge ends June 15 2015
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OH COME ON!  That is 100% bats wool and you know it! 

Don't look at me with that, "I'm about to hex you" glare.  Just give me my coin and let me bugger off.
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Wonderfully ominous and beautiful light!
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really coo.! I like it a lot :)
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Nephthys -The Goddess of Mourning- by amethystmoonsong