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Anqet, Goddess of the Nile by ThornErose Anqet, Goddess of the Nile by ThornErose
ya know what hidden even though I cant put it in your contest , my fault btw LOL, its still a picture for you damnit

hmmm btw :iconjasmineshadowblade: I know your going to love this picture, but not as much as I love you :heart: :kiss: :lick:
Anqet (Anket, Anuket, Anjet, Anukis) was an Old Kingdom goddess related to the Nile in the Aswan area. She was 'She Who Embraces', a name indicating that she was probably thought to hold the Nile in her arms, and thus was related to the banks of the Nile as well. Originally a daughter of the sun god Ra, she became either the wife or the daughter of Khnum. She was also a goddess of the hunt whose sacred animal was the gazelle.

Anqet was generally depicted as a woman wearing a tall headdress made either of reeds or of ostrich feathers, often holding a sceptre and the ankh symbol. The headdress was probably of Nubian origin. She was, very occasionally, shown in the form of a gazelle. The water goddess' link to the gazelle was probably because the Egyptians saw these animals always around water. As a huntress, she was probably thought to be fleet of foot and agile like the gazelle.

There is an ostracon on which she is depicted in the form of a gazelle and called 'Lady of Heaven' and 'Mistress of the Gods'.

As 'She Who Embraces' she represented the banks of the Nile and the islands in the Aswan area. Her specific islands were Setet Island (Sehel island) and Abu (Elephantine) island. It is probable that she was of Nubian origin and that she was a goddess of everything south of the Egyptian border, but she had been worshiped by the First Cataract since the Old Kingdom. It is to be noted that she was also worshiped throughout northern Nubia, and was not a goddess confined to Egypt itself. Because of this, she was given the title of "Mistress of Nubia".

Despite being the daughter of Ra, during the New Kingdom she was placed in the Abu triad with Khnum and Satet, as either the daughter or wife of the god. It is probable that she was already linked with the goddess Satet - inscriptions from earlier times had her name along side that of Satet - and when Satet was paired with Khnum, naturally Anqet went with her. Together the three water-related deities were thought to protect the Nile's cataracts, especially near the First Cataract and the islands in the Aswan area. This was the area that the Egyptians believed was the source of the Nile, where it flowed up from the underworld and into the land of Egypt.

Anqet's temple on Setet Island was called as "Amen-Hery-Ab" ('Amen's Heart is Content') where she was known as the 'Lady of Setet Island'. Her temple on Iat-Rek (Philae) island was called "Per-Mer" ('House of Love'). At "Per-Mer" she was identified with Nephthys due to Satet's links with the goddess Isis and Khnum's link with Osiris. However both goddesses were connected with Isis, taking on the attributes of fertile waters as well as being a form of the star Sirius.
Alright so shes not just goddess of the nile, not even the full nile actually :), but I like her.
she also is the goddess of fertility but I doubted you all wanted to see THAT now did you?...

as far as stock goes I got inspired by a single picture, and made it from about 2, with alot of painting over. Which youll get the run through right now.

:iconjosemanchado: has lots of sexy, beautiful photos

:note Sexy art and photos makes thorn smile alot:

he has a very lovely photo that caught my eye while looking for stock...and sadly it wasnt stock *pouts*…
now...before I get a bunch of mean evil notes going...
"you bitch you used none stock" i'll tell you ahead of time...
I did not thank you...
I used… for the base
coped skin coloring… which im not sure if thats bad or not, but if it is i'm sure i'll hear about it.
Seeing I LOVED how the skirt/cloth was I coped the style and folds and such very carefully by drawing many triangles and such with my little friend "free hand selection tool", and used alot of colors and "lighten/darken brush"
As for her skin, you say...I spent most of yesterday that I spent online, painting the girl and makeing sure she looked....realish
as for the rest of it, credits are below...
why the song and dance over her, you wont believe how many ppl would jumpy my ass if I HAD copied her and used none stock...includeing the picture taker who posted her...
So as some of you might see this ramble as pointless. I see it as about 900 notes less I have to go through explaining how I made the girl...:hug:

One last thing you ask, why is the moon so big?...
:lol: LOL

Girl- Self made, based on…,

Base is -…

Moon- Brush Ive had forever O-o if I remeber or find the person I'll tell you


Grass/Land- Self made brushes and drawing

Jewelry- :iconcb-stock:

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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your wonderful art work has been featured in my December 2014 journal.…
ThornErose Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist
roxanne69 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Beautiful rendition.
SueJO Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Writer
Would you allow me to use this for a journal about Fibromyalgia- it is perfect and captures the dreams I have a never having it again? This is the poem-
I'll give you the link it's on my site.

Fighting Fibro


Papers strew the bed,
there's no time to do the work.
She is lost in pain,
arguing with her body,
when will the strain disappear?

Raising arms she cries,
clutter won't go away.
How does she begin?
Overwhelmed by what to do,
rolling over perhaps to sleep.

Hours go by no peace,
Slowly she moves toward the job.
Sitting, she sobs hard,
looking at the room she sighs.
When did this happen to her?

Her life needs a victory,
refusing to lose her freedom,

inch by inch, she begins.

sjo/jazz-Susan Johnston Owen ©2012

If you know anybody who struggles everyday just to move, you'll understand. You will be copyright protected. I will not cover the picture-it will be to the side. Thank you.

ThornErose Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Give me credit and I don't mind
sandhyaHaasan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful :) 
eleeena Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Amazing work, love this pic!!
RemainUndefined Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
Abby-R Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I can't tell what I love more the picture or your description Haha your personally is great and this picture is beautiful!
AnimeArtGoddess Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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EbonyLunar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Beautiful picture! And a big thank-you for including the mythology. Polytheistic pantheons and their respective lore are so wonerfuly rich and speak a lot about the civilizations that worshiped them. Thank you for contributing this to the art community and sharing some information on a part of an ancient cuture that some may have not known about! :love:

By the way, to monotheistic individuals, I had no intention to insult you or your chosen religion. If I came off that way, you have my apologies.
Reddawn24 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg i really really like this!!!

a lot of detail
I drew a pic of something like this.......O_O
it was amazing
but not as good as this!!!!! lol this is professional
Shayza100 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
vvvvveeeeerrrrryyyy pretttttyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!n
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Your work has been featured here [link]
egyptianpagan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have seen this everywhere! especially on youtube!
visionseditor Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
I am very interested in this artwork for a magazine cover for Visions Magazine. Please contact me directly at: I would need your one paragraph professional bio (your name and location) and high resolution photo of you. Thanks, Tara, Editor
Draco-Bellatrix Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I say just wow!:iconwowplz::love:
SparklinBurgndy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the contrast of the white linen and jewelry in her dark hair. Very lovely.
SunGoddessAmaterasu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
this is beautiful
Lumia-chan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Very beautiful^^
Oralancola-dea Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Wow-simply beautiful. I love how it seems to glow
Winged-Isis Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist
*** I looove this image! Such a beauty!! *** From Egypt, this is the most successful image that I see... *** Thanx! *** Rainbow light *** Amon ***
Moutonoir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Exquisite! :#1:
kaattakilla Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
It was marked as downloadable so I took the liberty of sizing it square for the album cover for my ipod. Used it for a piece of Ocarina music by Almartino called "I Folletti di Cetrella" (The elves of Cetrella) found here: [link]

Now, I know it's not entirely on topic but I was browsing for images of elven priestesses to goddesses and found this in a search for 'moon goddess'

I love the picture, as I'm kinda particular to a particular Goddess Ka-Ata-Killa, also a moon/fertility goddess

anyways the point is I downloaded it for my ipod and i hope thats ok with you, if not ill find another
OnlyTruthIsFree Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Student
Thats so glorious!
KazeNomise Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
she is very beautiful
wolfpupnumbaone Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
gasp thats just amazing
CrescentMoonSilver Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
My mum painted this for me and it's now on my wall because I loved it so much =]
LivingDeadGhoul Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Just letting you know that this piece is being featured on my current journal 'Egyptian Art'

JigensMobsterGirl88 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
tytaniafairy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You are featured in my jouranl here [link]
Thank you so much !
StellaTheStarDesign Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are featured here:[link]
ThornErose Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist
thank u :) thats an awesome feature
tinkbubbles Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Wow that's beautiful!
ThornErose Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist
thank you much :)
MommaNyx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful manip! :D
Iscis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
this is beyond gorgeous. Anuket is divine.
ThornErose Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist
thank you! :)
Iscis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
moon-daughter Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
oooo... pretty....
ThornErose Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist
thanks ^_^ :heart:
moon-daughter Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
GothicJellyBean Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
The falling water in her hands look like sand!
ThornErose Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist
yea I know :)
Hekate123 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
woe amazing and the explanation too, i love it! thanks alot!
ThornErose Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist
cool :) glad you like it hon.
story Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
I love that the water is falling behind her. :)
ThornErose Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist
thank you :)
MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like her headdress.
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