Back when I was in college, there was a professor named Padilla. He had his masters degree and was less than a year away from getting his PhD in
Sociology. He was at ASU, but I don't know where he's teaching now. Arizona has a bulk of desert-trained troops.
Padilla was an American soldier who had been stationed in Egypt for sometime around the first Gulf War. He was teaching sociology classes. After
class, groups of soldiers would sit around talking about all the things that they had encountered in the Middle East. There were other soldiers also
stationed in Egypt who would sit after class and talk. So sometimes I sat after class and just listened to them talk to see what they had to say.
One of the times, they were all talking about Egypt and the soldiers said, "Egypt was a matriarchy."
And all these American soldiers
stationed in Egypt and other areas of the Middle East kept talking about how Egypt's present government tries to hide and cover up the matriarchy
that Egypt was in the past.
And I thought to myself....hmmmm... these are MEN saying that Egypt was a matriarchy
. These are soldiers who were stationed in Egypt saying
that Egypt's government tries to cover up the matriarchy of the past and lies about their past. If they were American soldiers stationed in Egypt,
they would know
what the Egyptian government and the Egyptian military was covering up. And I listened to what they said about Egypt and put it
on the backburner for some time.
Months later I was doing a little research on Egypt, reading about alleged "brother-sister marriages". Something struck me as odd. Like a quirky
feeling that something wasn't right about that assumption. And all I could think about was what soldier Padilla teaching the sociology class had
said. He said something about the Egyptian military covering up the matriarchy of the past by lying about incest marriages
THEN I FIGURED IT OUT...
A few years later, I was doing research on different Native American customs: gender structure, birthing practices, social strata and what the tribes
were like before European customs were forced upon them. I went into a Native American library at the Indian hospital so that I could read what the
tribes said about themselves rather than reading what other groups said about them. I found out that Native Americans collect all diaries and journals
of any person, any missionary that had first contact with a tribe. And they do so because those people describe the original customs of each tribe
BEFORE European customs were forced upon them. Each diary of each person who had first contact with different tribes is a reserve item-- you have to
sit in their library to read and you can't check out the diaries.
And I noticed that Native Americans were different. Some tribes were matriarchies. Some tribes were oligarchies. Some tribes were patriarchies.
Focusing on the matriarchy tribes, I came up with 4 different types of matriarchies. And one of the types of matriarchies was the same as Egypt.
Four Types of Matriarchies
Matriarchy Type #1: Most common.
All property is owned by the women. The land, the hogan/house, the livestock and the crops are owned by the
women. The property is passed from mother to daughter or grandmother to granddaughter. The men are usually weavers, caretakers of the children, they
tend the crops owned by the women and they tend the livestock owned by the women (like sheep). There is no such thing as an illegitimate child. All
children born to any woman by any man are legitimate. They don't really have traditional "marriages" even if some anthropologists mislabel it a
"marriage." Essentially, if a man likes a woman he will do chores for her and her family until he gets approved to live with her and her family.
There's really no marriage ceremony--it's just living together. Example tribes: Navajo (matriarchy until Roosevelt's Allotment Act) and
Matriarchy Type #2:
They have either a clan system or caste system. All property is owned by women: crops, land, house, and livestock. Men are
third class citizens. Women are first class citizens but children of the women are second class citizens. In some situations, a man doesn't even get
to keep his own name. When a child is born and the mother names the child, the man loses his name given to him by his mother and is known by the name
of the child-- the name the mother (who he impregnated) gives to the child. Example tribes: Chitimacha and Tonkawa.
Matriarchy Type #3:
All property is owned by women: boats, houses, land, crops, livestock. Only women are allowed to vote and men are required
to sit in the back of the meeting and be silent while women discuss community issues to vote. Men are weavers, caretakers of the children, caretakers
of crops owned by the women, caretakers of livestock owned by women, men are depicted in artwork as dancing entertainment for the women or as
gift-bearers to the women. ONLY WOMEN hold the weapons. Men are not allowed to bear arms. Weapons used by the women include daggers, knives,
bows-n-arrows, and double axes. Example: Ancient Crete.
Matriarchy Type #4: Egypt's type of matriarchy and others.
All property is owned by women and passed down from mother to daughter,
grandmother to granddaughter. All lineage is traced through the women. Male positions in society are appointed by women, usually according to their
female bloodlines. (this includes the position of Pharoah, who is appointed by the bloodline Queen). In Native American tribes of a similar structuee,
they appoint a male chief based on his bloodline on the female line. Queens have more power than the pharoah or chief, since their position is an
appointment. Women and men don't have traditional "marriages". The women are allowed to have multiple partners or more than one father of their
child as long as it is clan appropriate. Men are also allowed to have multiple partners. But the men do NOT father their own biological offspring.
Instead, when the woman gets pregnant, she appoints a male relative to be a "godfather" or caretaker of her child. This appointed godfather is
usually a brother or uncle in her maternal side of the family. The appointed "godfather" did NOT have sex with his sister or niece so there is no
incest involved. Usually there is a ceremony associated with the appointment of a brother or uncle as a child's godfather. This ceremony is NOT a
marriage between brother and sister.
From the man's point of view:
his bloodline is traced through his mother and grandmother. A man gets to have sex with different women and
NEVER fathers or raises his own biological offspring. If he impregnates a woman, then that woman appoints her brother or uncle as "godfather" to the
child and the woman's brother or uncle cares for her child. A man instead takes care of his sister's children or his niece's children if one of his
female sisters or nieces appoints him godfather. He does not have sex with his sister or niece to impregnate her. His sister or niece is impregnated
by some other man of her own choosing. You have no biological rights over your own offspring. They belong to the woman you impregnated and her family.
However, you do have biological rights over your sister/niece's kids if you are appointed as a godfather to them.
From the woman's point of view:
You get to have sex with whomever you want as long as it is clan appropriate. All your children are legitimate
because they belong to a woman and who the father is--that's irrelevant. The man who impregnates you-- he takes care of his sister's kids or his
niece's kids. And you as a woman appoint a brother or uncle to take care of your kids-- a "godfather". You don't have sex with the brother or
uncle you appoint as "godfather". And the ceremony to appoint brother/uncle as godfather isn't a marriage. All the children belong to you and the
biological father has no rights. Your children belong to you and your maternal family-- your brother/uncles are caretakers.
HUMAN QUEENS OF EGYPT MISLABELED FICTITIOUS GODDESSES
Once I had figured out which type of matriarchy Egypt was, everything else started to make sense about the "cover up" that all those American
soldiers had been talking about. All those soldiers kept saying that Egypt was lying about the lineage of the Pharoahs and Queens. Those soldiers were
saying that Egypt was lying about DNA and the bloodlines because they needed to track the lineage down the female line and they kept lying and tracing
it down the male line.
So I sat down with a "kings list" of Egypt and took a good look at it. Tossed it. And tried to come up with a lineage down the female line. After
all, if the pharoah is appointed by the female bloodline then the lineage needed to be tracked down the Queens. Queen-mother to Queen-daughter.
And I noticed something... all these New "King"dom Queens from the 18th/19th dynasties through the Roman Empire... most of their artwork depicted
them as either "Isis" or "Hathor". For example, in the Temple of Dendera there was an inscription of Queen Cleopatra that was translated as
"Queen Cleopatra as Isis Herself".
An additional piece of art is a painted relief sculpture of Cleopatra as Isis from about 35 B.C., in the Temple of Denderah. The Temple of
DeCleopatra as Isisnderah was built in Egypt as a place of worship in 125 B.C. It was dedicated to Hathor, the goddess of love and joy (online).
from Cleopatra in Literature and Art
Similar inscriptions with Queen Nefertari calling Nefertari "Isis" or calling Nefertari "Hathor." It seemed odd and felt like perhaps it was a
mistranslation. Why would these Queens claim that they were a fictitious goddess in the sky? Didn't make sense. And then I noticed the pattern.
ALL HUMAN QUEENS IN EGYPT HAVE THE TITLE OF ASET/ISIS AND HET-HER/HATHOR!
Think of it like Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth. Queens have alternate titles. An alternate title would be "Her Majesty" or "Her Highness"
Still titles belonging to a queen. So each time you see artwork, scrolls, sculpture, stela, or any other form of an Egyptian artifact that refers to a
Queen "as Aset/Isis" or "as Het-Her/Hathor", that is simply another title of each Queen. If you see artwork, scroll or sculpture with a Queen and
another woman with the title "Aset/Isis" or "Het-Her/Hathor", then the second woman depicted in the sculpture, stela or scroll is HER Queen
Ever hear the saying "Isis of Ten Thousand Names"?? That is NOT referring to a fictitious goddess floating in the sky with 10,000 names. But rather
the 10,000 names of HUMAN Egyptian Queens/Asets. So if a person wants to trace the bloodline of Egyptian royalty down the appropriate maternal side
as it is supposed to be done--then you find the 10,000 names of Asets/Isis/Queens.
Those lists of names of "Isis" are the lists of names of
HUMAN Egyptian Queens.
COW GODDESSES - LION GODDESSES -- HUMAN QUEENS AND THEIR RULING ANIMAL CLANS
When looking at particularly the Old Kingdom, or rather Old Queendom of Egypt, Egypt's matriarchy clearly had an animal clan system. Each maternal
clan had a clan animal which denoted status in society. There was Scorpion clan which tended to be educated. Scorpion Clan usually held jobs as
doctors, nurses, scribes, or other educated positions. There was Hippopotamus Clan which was also educated and held jobs like nurses or birthing
midwives. There was Alligator Clan, Dog Clan, Cheetah Clan (foreign), and various other matrilineal clans.
But the two main ruling clans of Egypt of the royal lines were either Lion Clan or Cow Clan. You can tell which clan they were by the crown upon the
Old Queendom Queen. Did the Queen/Goddess wear a lion animal mask in statues? If so, she was a Lion Clan Queen. Did the Queen/Goddess wear cow horns
on her crown? If so, she was a Cow Clan Queen.
Lion Clan Queens
Each "Lion Goddess" in fact turns out to be a HUMAN Queen in the Old Queendom. In some statues, stelas and scrolls, they will be depicted in their
Lion Headdress. In other statues, stelas and scrolls they will be depicted in their Human Form.
So "Goddess Bastet" was actually human Queen Bastet at a point in the Old Queendom. Mahes was her son and her daughter was Sekhmet/Shemszetet.
"Goddess Sekhmet/Sakhmet or Shemszetet" was a human queen and her appointed Pharoah was Ptah. Goddess Pakhet/Pakhit or Pahikhet was a human queen of
the Lion Clan and her appointed Pharoah was her brother Nefertum. Goddess Tefnut was Queen Tefnut of the Lion Clan and her brother was appointed
Pharoah Shu. Goddess Meshet/Mekhit/Mekjit/Mehet (or Shemet if you read the hieroglyph left to right) was a Queen of the Lion Clan and somehow ALSO Cow
Clan. Her sister was Princess Weret/Uret. She is one of the few Queens that is depicted both as Lion Clan and Cow Clan. Usually you will see her
depicted as Cow Clan or Lion Clan with her sister Mehet-Uret, Meshet-Weret.
If Bastet was once a human Queen (and she was), who was her mother? To that we go to Giza, where a stela was taken that is on display in the
According to the RETRANSLATION of the stela, Bastet is the eldest daughter of Het-Her/Hathor/ Her Highness Queen Qinet of Sais. A lot of people
mistranslate her name as Inet of Kawes or Inet of Ka'es. The "K" is actually an Old Queendom symbol for "S" and there's a "Q" sounding
hieroglyph in front of the "I" hieroglyph.
Queen Qinet of Sais (Inet of Kawes) eldest daughter is Bastet (in human form). Bastet being the eldest daughter would take on the throne as the next
Queen. Qinet's second eldest daughter is Princess Henutsen. Henutsen is Bastet's sister. This is very important because Henutsen is the satellite
pyramid (G1-C) of Giza 1 or the Great Pyramid. And the stela is taken somewhere from Giza. Since Bastet's sister, Henutsen is very human and real (a
princess)-- then Bastet was also once very human. It's one of the few Old Queendom stelas showing Bastet as a human, rather than with a lion head. By
the New Kingdom, Bastet is reduced from Lion-Headed Queen to a mere cat. There was said to be many Bastet artifacts around Giza 1 and around the
Henutsen pyramid. I sometimes wonder if the satellite pyramids G1-A, G1-B, and G1-D might have also been Bastet's sisters or Queen Qinet's other
daughters. But that's just a theory.
Over at Meidum, there is a tomb who was a caretaker of tombs/pyramids belonging to a Queen Bastet, Queen Shemszetet and a Queen Pakhit/Pahikhet. His
name was "Nefermaat" or Mastaba 16. I would actually retranslate his name as "NeferMeshet" or "NeferShemet" because the long-bar symbol was the
"sh" sound and the hieroglyph doesn't really say "Ma'at" which would be two half-bars. But for the purposes of the tourists, it's called
Nefermaat's mastaba. His stelas are on display at the Louvre in Paris.
What's unclear is if the three Queens had been turned into deities yet at this point in time. Technically, through ancestor worship of the dead,
these human Queens would have been deity-ized at some point. During Nefermaat's (Nefershemet's) life, they still might have been viewed as human
queens who had passed on into the afterlife, rather than floating fictitious deities.
Cow Clan Queens
While Queen Shemet (aka Meshet, Mekhet, Mekhit, Mekhjt) and her sister Princess Uret/Weret are depicted as both Cow Clan and Lion Clan queens, most
Cow Clan Human Queens have been lumped into the fictitious goddess Hathor. Even though each individual queen has their own name. The mistake is
actually made by modern archeologists and modern Egyptologists and not a mistake of the past. When archeologists/Egyptologists see a woman wearing a
cow-horned crown, they automatically label her as "Hathor" and don't even bother to read the name on the statue, the name on the stela, the name on
the scroll or any other place that the Human Queen's name is. Therefore, many Cow Clan Queens don't get named in the books, even though their names
are directly engraved on statues, stelas, and scrolls. Let me show you a prime example.
Link to site on Menkaure and His Queen
Giza Pyramid 3 called "Menkare's" pyramid has 4 statues associated with it. Three of the statues used to be at the Boston Museum (not sure if they
are still there). In three of the statues, there is a woman sitting on the throne wearing a crown and "Menkaure" is standing next to her. And for
some stupid reason, Egyptologists claim that the woman is the fictitious floating goddess Hathor with the human Pharoah/King Menkaure. That's just
idiotic as can be. Does that make sense to anyone? That a HUMAN pharoah would have 4 statues of him with the same woman in each statue, but allegedly
the human woman in 3 of the statues is supposedly a fictitious floating goddess and the same woman in the 4th statue as the other three is Menkaure's
"wife". It doesn't make sense, does it? No. The human woman in all 4 statues is the Queen and not necessarily Menkaure's "wife" at all. As
Queen, Menkaure might be a brother or uncle that she appointed as Pharoah. And appointing a brother or uncle as Pharoah isn't a "marriage." The
woman in all 4 statues is not a fictitious floating goddess at all. In fact the name of the human Queen on the throne in those statues is engraved
at the feet of 3 out of the 4 statues of her!
There is also an alternate name for "Menkaure" at the base of the statues which is Pharoah Nenez-khet
on 3 of the statues. Her name is
Aset/Queen, Her Highness Tesenihet
. She doesn't make it into most Egyptologists namebooks even though it states the woman's name and the fact
that she is Queen at the base of 3 of the 4 statues. Her name is Queen Tesenihet
It's sad and terrible that the jerkoff Egyptian gov't/military ignores the name of their own queen even though the dear woman's name is clearly
marked in hieroglyphs at the base of 3 of her 4 statues. It rather kind of disgusting that the present Egyptian gov't/military would do this to many
of their old historical queens. She is just one of many queens with their names on their own statues that get ignored.
I suppose that's why American soldiers-men- who were stationed in Egypt maintain that the Egyptian military and the Egyptian government lies about
their past matriarchy... or plain out lies about their own queens, refusing to acknowledge the names their own ruling queens. (even if the queen's
name is in plain view on a statue)
. It would be like if Brits 2000 years from now refused to acknowledge Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth.
Instead if they saw a statue of Queen Victoria or Elizabeth, they would say... "Oh she was just a fictitious goddess Victoria or fictitous goddess
Elizabeth, but the man next to her in the statue (or photo)...he was the King." You just don't disrespect your ancestors that way. But the men in
Egypt, they do disrespect their female ancestors that way. It's just disgusting.
(I'll add to it later. This is probably a decent start for a first topic to get a discussion going.)