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About me

My name is Sesaiaset Ištanupiya, an agender sekhyt.
I am a Kemetic and Hittite-Luwian polytheist, following in the footsteps of (Maathorneferure)| AUS,
daughter of Ištanuš miš Hattušili III and Great Wife of (Ramesses II)| AUS.

Kemetic

I am a shemsu in the House of Netjer.

My focus in this tradition is on the ancient city of Mendes and the religion associated with that locale, as well as with fish cults all around Egypt. I have a particular interest in the immigrant peoples of Kemet.


Hittite-Luwian

I am a devotee of Taknaš Ištanu / the Sun Goddess of the Earth (the Underworld aspect of Arinnaš Ištanu / the Sun Goddess of Arinna).

My focus in this tradition is on liminality and the cycles of life and death, as well as sharing information about the gods of Hatti with others to restore their worship.

Kemetic practice

I was divined on RY27 II Akhet 22 a child of Aset Weret Hatmehyt,
beloved of Nit-Nebthet-Seshat, Amun-Ra-Banebdjedet, and Hethert-Sekhmet.
On RY27 IV Akhet 18, I was named Sesaiaset, meaning "Aset makes me wise" or "Aset satisfies me".

a painting of Sesaiaset offering Ma'at

About my Netjeru


Aset Weret Hatmehyt

My mother as she presents herself within Kemetic Orthodoxy is "Aset-Serqet in her name of Hatmehyt". What this means to me is that it is all appropriate to call her Aset, Hatmehyt, or some combination of them within official temple business. However, in my own practice she has given me one name with which to call her: Aset Weret Hatmehyt, meaning Aset the Great Hatmehyt as found on stela Zagazig 228.

This is the Aset of Mendes, the Hatmehyt who had so fully intersected with Aset in the Ptolemaic period that they became one and the same. She is an Aset who either never felt the loss of her lover or is eternally reunited with him in the form of Banebdjedet, the ba of Wesir.

She is a goddess who is bright and lively, who brings joy to everyone with scent, music, and laughter. As patronness of the perfumery businesses that made Mendes famous, she has a deep love for fragrance and the ways that it can be used to heal and improve life.

My mother is intensely tied to the city and the nome that she presided over and part of my job as her shemsu is to learn about the place that she loved so deeply.

Hatmehyt, Art by Ibeca Francisco Jose Neves
Aset Weret Hatmehyt in hieroglyphs

Nit-Nebthet-Seshat

Nit-Nebthet-Seshat was my first beloved to reveal herself unofficially, over 2 months before my actual RPD was performed (on RY26 III Shomu 7). Previously to this I had been attempting to connect with Nebt-het based on some preconceptions about our relationship that turned out to be incorrect.

But when Nit brought herself forward to me during and after the oracular session and in the time leading up until RPD it was clear that Nit was going to be there for me. And she certainly has! She is the beloved who I think wants to see the best from me. She is constantly challenging me and challenging others to reach their highest potential while still taking care of themselves so that they avoid burning out too early.

I've recently started attempting to mend my relationship with Nebt-het and form a relationship with Seshat in order to understand her/them more. They are very dear to my heart and I am glad to know them.

Nit, Art by Ibeca Francisco Jose Neves
Nit-Nebthet-Seshat in hieroglyphs

Amun-Ra-Banebdjedet

My beloved was divined simply as Amun-Ra, but during our time getting to know each other I came to understand him in a localized role complementing my mother Hatmehyt. I've previously compared it to a phone call where whenever I called Amun-Ra, Banebdjedet is who picked up the line. And following that train of thought led to a greater understanding and appreciation that I think I would have had as quickly otherwise.

Amun-Ra-Banebdjedet is a powerful god, sometimes taking even a fatherly role to accompany his wife Hatmehyt. I've run into him filling the role of Kamutef "bull of his Mother" to Aset Weret Hatmehyt's mother.

He is strong and bright and almost overwhelming in his silence. But behind his silence is a grand love, just as the blindness of light in the sky hides the disk of the sun that shines down and gives life to everyone.

Amun-Ra, Art by Ibeca Francisco Jose Neves
Amun-Ra-Banebdjedet in hieroglyphs

Hethert-Sekhmet

My Hethert is a bit more distant than my other beloveds. I find her melding into my mother more than anything else at this point, which causes for an interesting bookend to my RPD results.

The few times I've had independent experiences of her have been at her baths and other such very specific Hethert experiences. I'm excited to find out more about what our relationship is supposed to be like further on down the line.

Hethert, Art by Ibeca Francisco Jose Neves
Hethert-Sekhmet in hieroglyphs

Heru-pa-khered

My relationship with Heru-pa-khered is a recent one.
As part of my experience delving into the ennead of Mendes, I have started to honor Heru-pa-khered along with his parents.

He is a lovely god. I find that he is very open to helping people and provides healing and protection to those who ask for his assistance.

I especially love seeing images of various magical stelae (cippi) of Heru on the crocodiles as they bring me a lot of comfort and joy.

Heru-pa-khered, Art by Ibeca Francisco Jose Neves
Heru-pa-khered in hieroglyphs

Ancestors

As part of my religious practice, I venerate some people from history as ancestors.
Here you can read a short bit about them so that they can be remembered.

(Ma'athorneferure)| (AUS)
Daughter of (Ištanu miš) Hattušili III and Puduhepa
Great Royal Wife of (Ramesses II)| (AUS)
19th Dynasty

Known primarily for her diplomatic marriage in 1246-1245 BCE that cemented the goodwill between nations that the Treaty of Kadesh had instated thirteen years earlier.

Her Hittite name is unknown, but her Egyptian name means "She who sees Horus, the invisible splendor of Ra".

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Sat-Hatmehyt
25th Dynasty

Originally found in a site called burial 407 belonging to the pyramid builders, Sat-Hatmehyt is a very enigmatic figure. She is one of the common people, and unexpectedly, apparently of Central European descent.
I believe her to be an immigrant into Kemet, likely traveling via Mendes before settling outside of Giza.

The name I call her means "Daughter of Hatmehyt". Her historical name is unknown.

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Hittite Practice

a golden statue of the Sun Goddess of Arinna

In addition to my Kemetic practice, I also worship the gods of the land of Hatti. They were a northern neighbor of Egypt, located in what is now modern-day Turkey. After the Treaty of Kadesh was instituted the two countries became allies, assisted by the marriage of (Ramesses II)| (AUS) and (Ma'athorneferure)| (AUS).