Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut - Queen of Sheba - Venus
What are we to make of such imagery? Did the population of ancient Egypt understand why the head of state, their divine queen was portrayed as a lion-maned sphinx?
Absolutely--they simply looked up!
Hatshepsut one just one of the many divine names given to Venus as it literally reigned over earth during dynasty Egypt and such imagery is symbolic of Venus Hatshepsut appearing almost stationary (possibly on the horizon) as a second glorious sun, a divine heavenly queen.
The sacred inscriptions fully corroborate this.
"Live the Horus: Wosretkew; Favorite of the Two Goddesses; Fresh in Years; Golden Horus: Divine of Diadems; splendid part of her father, Amon-Re, lord of heaven, who has not been far removed from the father of all gods, shining in brightness like the Horizon-God she illuminates like the sun, vivifying the hearts of the people, who is exalted in name so that it hath reached heaven (Breasted)."
Other astral epithets.
"Like as god she brings peace and prosperity to Egypt"
"Daughter of Re."
"Her beauty is Unsurpassed."
"Just and Full of Vitality Like the Sun god Re (Ra)." or "Truth/Order/Balance ("Ma'at") is the Spirit/Double("ka") of Ra.' (Thus proving that "ka" can mean "double"- click here for ref.)
'Like a God She Brings Peace and Prosperity to Egypt'
The Image on the right shows Hatshepsut's flesh painted a distinctly vibrant red - this represents a red orbed Venus in the image of the red Sun.
Queen Hatshepsut Planetary Deity
Hatshepsut slowly assumed all of the regalia and symbols of the Pharaonic office: the Khat head cloth, topped with an uraeus, the traditional false beard, and shendyt kilt. Many existing statues show her in both a feminine and masculine form. Statues portraying Sobekneferu also combine elements of traditional male and female iconography and may have served as inspiration for the works commissioned by Hatshepsut.
However, after this period of transition ended, all depictions of her showed her in a masculine form, with all of the pharaonic regalia and with her breasts omitted. She dressed as a king, even wearing a false beard and the Egyptian people seem to have accepted this unprecedented behavior. In short, she was portrayed as a man, more specifically a god king of Egypt. The reasons for this are a topic of great debate in Egyptology.
The God King Scenario offers a plausible explanation for the 'Queen who would be King.'
In my first book 'An Ancient World in Chaos' I forwarded the very simple and logical proposal that the largest planetary body in respect to earth was naturally deemed king of Egypt and this is exactly what we have here. Hatshepsut/Venus having previously being content to remain in the background as the beautiful and passive queen to the warring god king planets now moves to the forefront, to be deemed crowned not queen, but god king of Egypt, the female Horus (embodiment of kingship). A period that as history records lasted about 22 years (reign of Hatshepsut).
The 'outsizing' of other bodies by Hatshepsut/Venus is clearly recorded on the walls of her mortuary temple at Deir el-Bahri.
“Her majesty grew beyond everything; to look upon her was more beautiful than anything; her ----------- was like a god, her form was like a god, she did everything as a god, her splendor was like a god; her majesty was a maiden, beautiful, blooming, Buto in her time. She made her divine form to flourish, a favor of him that fashioned her.” (J. H. Breasted p91)
"They shall set thy boundary as far as the bredth of heaven, as far as the limits of the twelth hour of the night"
“... who shines like the sun, your sovereign, mistress of heaven. Thy name reaches as far as the circuit of heaven, the fame of Maatkare (Hatshepsut) encircles the sea.” (ibid p111)
Moving to the forefront to become king is also reflected in the name Hatshepsut which means "Foremost of the Noble Women."
Time permitting additions will be made to this page, however, for now a rough sequential order of Hatshepsut's reign - or to put it another way, a rough sequential order of planetary movements.
Venus/Hatshepsut crosses the orbit of Earth with the Moon/Thothmosis and tons of other stuff in tow (following the DA of circa 1,000 B.C. Revised chronology). This being the main reason why Venus/Hatshepsut outranks all other bodies for about 20 years (as the record shows). Initially, Venus and the Moon (appearing almost equal in size) rule together but then, the moon/Thothmosis III disappears from the records. He isn't mentioned anywhere. No images, no references, nothing. Thothmosis seems to have disappeared of the face of the earth. This has led Egyptologists to erroneously speculate he was away training with the army amongst other things. This is incorrect, it is simply the moon/Thothmosis vacating the skies above. I would guess the other side of the earth, either way, the absence of records means Thothmosis as the moon wasn't seen.
Hatshepsut/Venus looming larger than ever naturally declares herself pharaoh, sole ruler, god king of Egypt. Unfortunately, the moon has other ideas, warring Thothmosis comes back into view with a vengeance. It is now the turn of Venus/Hatshepsut to literally disappear from the records. (The records shows Egypt's monarchy magically disappeared and appeared many times, hence the mass confusion over the genealogy of royal figures). It is not known what happed to Hatshepsut, no records exist as to the cause of her death. This is because Venus either moved to the background thus warranting a name change or perhaps she reverted back to her role as 'great wife' to a version of Mars, Amenhotep II ('Amun is pleased') or even the Moon still adorning the Thothmosis name.
A number of years later the Egyptians look back at the time when a queen ruled Egypt as king and believe this must be a mistake. How can a queen rule as god-king, our fathers must have made a mistake. They subsequently, and in light of the 'normal order' of warring kings ruling the heavens, expunge any record of Hatshepsut from the annuls of history via a chisel.
It is with enigmatic episodes such a Hatshepsut's reign where we will find a rough idea as to the movements of the errant planets. The image above right shows queen Hatshepsut Venus (small orb and plumes) standing in the presence of Amun (the aurora) Photo credit: Ancient Egypt Web Site.
Venus Hatshepsut came close enough to earth to be observed in the act of smiting (left)
When I said cosmic chaos is staring us in the face via ancient history - I meant it!
Another incandescent king appearing like the sun.
Granite sphinx of Taharqo, 25th Dynasty from a temple at Kawa. Now residing in the British Museum, London.
It seems other pharaohs also appeared as incandescent orbs - only with Taharqa we have a glowing black orb!
Actually, Taharqo comes from a line of black pharaohs from the Nubian Period - a time when black kings reigned over (literally) Egypt. This is time when the planets Mercury and Venus in the guise of divine king and queen slowly moved away from Earth to orbit between the earth and the sun (where they orbit today). A time when, as today, these planet occasionally cross the face of the sun (a transit) to appear as black orbs! Only 2,500 years ago they appeared far larger in size than they appear today.