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Do some of your gods really have animal heads?
« on: September 29, 2011, 01:16:59 pm »
Personally, I would be very disappointed if they didn't, it what makes them unique in my view and makes them much more interesting then if it was just boring old symbolism.

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Re: Do some of your gods really have animal heads?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 02:34:01 pm »
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Personally, I would be very disappointed if they didn't, it what makes them unique in my view and makes them much more interesting then if it was just boring old symbolism.


Our gods appear in whatever way They choose to appear and are not locked in to human preferences.
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Re: Do some of your gods really have animal heads?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 02:34:15 pm »
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Since each of the gods has hundreds of appearances, manifestations, and forms, all of which are real, there is no sensible answer to this question.
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Re: Do some of your gods really have animal heads?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 03:04:09 pm »
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Since each of the gods has hundreds of appearances, manifestations, and forms, all of which are real, there is no sensible answer to this question.

 
Well what did the ancient Egyptians think?

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Re: Do some of your gods really have animal heads?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 03:21:56 pm »
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Well what did the ancient Egyptians think?


As far as we can tell from the available documentation, the ancient Egyptians thought that each of the gods had "...hundreds of appearances, manifestations, and forms..."

The anthropomorphic forms are as real as animal forms, human-type forms, and any/all other forms a god chooses to take.
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Re: Do some of your gods really have animal heads?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 03:22:37 pm »
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Well what did the ancient Egyptians think?

 
That the gods had hundreds of manifestations, appearances, and forms.

Did you not actually read what you were quoting?
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Re: Do some of your gods really have animal heads?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 03:35:32 pm »
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Personally, I would be very disappointed if they didn't, it what makes them unique in my view and makes them much more interesting then if it was just boring old symbolism.


As other's have stated they had hundreds of forms or variations on a given form, ie think of Bastet and the many ways she was seen in "Cat" form alone.  Other's we are really left to our own imagination as to what their form looked like, for instance Pahket is not really widely seen in statuary yet we know she to was a Cat headed goddess.

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Re: Do some of your gods really have animal heads?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 10:08:00 pm »
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Personally, I would be very disappointed if they didn't, it what makes them unique in my view and makes them much more interesting then if it was just boring old symbolism.

 
Yes, they do.  Well, for me at least.  Anpu comes to me as a black anthropomorphic jackal-like canine, similar to this http://kittyvel.deviantart.com/favourites/45764802#/d5pxec but without all the glamor.  XD  Sekhmet appears to me as an anthropomorphic lioness with Her headdress.  Mafdet appears as an anthropomorphic and feral cheetah with Her headdress, and Bast appears both as an anthropomorphic and feral black cat with royal dressings and as an anthropomorphic and feral cat similar to an Egyptian Mau with or without the royal dressings.  http://www.redorbit.com/media/uploads/2004/10/44_c4762cf54e2b785f74d3cfa1d4101909.jpg

I believe that they can appear however they want to, though.  I don't think they have one "set form", but can change their appearance as they see fit.
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