Egyptian Goddess Necklace
Pendant Size: 10.9cm x 4cm
Aset: Mistress of Magic (Heka) (Greek Name: Isis)
‘The Throne’, Aset is the power that makes kings; a Goddess appearing in texts beginning in Dynasty 4 as wife and sister to Wesir and daughter of Nut and Geb. In earliest times, Aet is depicted as Weret-hekau, the Mistress of Magic Who learns Ra’s true name and thus the secrets of the universe.
In the cult of Wesir, Aset is attributed to having prepared Him for burial and conceiving a son during the short period of resurrection in which Wesir was brought back to life before descending into the underworld and becoming king. (in early Kemetic texts, Wesir’s death is attributed to drowning; the dismemberment myth well-known from the histories of Plutarch does not appear until a millennia later and may not have even been Kemetic in origin). In later periods and in particular after the New Kingdom, Aset was syncretized with a number of Goddesses, even some outside of Kemet, such as the Greek Hera. During this period, Aset’s importance as mother of Heru-sa-Aset (a Name intimately connected with kingship and therefore within Aset’s purview as kingmaker) became paramount, in strong ways suggestive of (and very likely influencing) the later Christian cult of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Romans declared all Goddesses to be forms of Aset, dubbing her ‘Isis, Goddess of Ten Thousand Names’, though Kemetic mythology does not exhibit this specific archetype, and as Isis, She was worshipped without interruption in nearly every country in the western world until well into the Middle Ages.
Aset seems to be very accepting of any sincere offering, although She tends to prefer luxury items or items She knows her devotees have put more than an average effort into obtaining. She adores jewelry, especially silver and lapis lazuli and enjoys refined and exquisite foods and drinks.