It seems Hollywood doesn’t have any original ideas. They keep telling the same stories over and over again. And I’ve noticed over the years they love to tell stories with African origins,legends and mythology. I remember years ago when I saw the film Lion King by Disney. It was obvious the story of Simba the young lion cub came from the Kemetic story of Heru. The entire film is based off of the story of Ausar(Osiris),Auset(Isis) and Heru(Horus). The exact same story is in the Black Panther as well. They all deal with African spirituality in some way. You can see the same theme in the Star Wars films too. Hollywood just makes the characters cartoons and superheroes to disguise the true origin. But like I said they have no originality in Hollywood. And the formula seems to work….so why change it up. Nothing new under the sun!
Horus is one of the oldest deities of ancient Egypt. He was also known as Kemwer, meaning (the) great Black (one), the god of vengeance, sky, protection, and was usually depicted as a falcon-headed man.
While Egyptologists often refer to him as “Horus the hawk, the avenger,” some scholars assert that the word “hero” comes from Horus’ original African name, Heru or Hor.
Gerald Massey, a 19th-century scholar, said that the word “hero” comes from the Egyptian concept, “ma haru,” meaning “the typical warrior” or the “true hero.”
With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and establish its primacy within the American comic book. The origins of this Eurocentric superhero appear to have been inspired by Heru, the original Black African Superman.
Heru was the first known superman character. It originated in the African mind and preceded the European formation of the superman by thousands of years. Massey said in one of his lectures that Heru was known as the greatest hero that lived in the mind of man—not in the flesh—the only hero to whom the miracles were natural, because he was not human.
Here are some similarities between Heru and DC’s Superman:
1. Heru’s powers emanate from the sun because he is an aspect of the sun (Ra), the Supreme God. Superman as a Kryptonian gets his power from the earth’s yellow sun.
2. Heru comes from an advanced civilization of deities. As an infant, he came from Egypt to the earth with his mother Auset, to escape destruction. Superman, as an infant, comes from the advanced civilization of Krypton to escape destruction.
3. Heru lost his father. Superman lost his parents.
4. Heru possesses the divine strength, power, might, courage and endurance of a solar god. Superman possesses the superhuman strength, power, courage and stamina of a Kryptonian energized by the sun.
5. Heru, the Golden Falcon/Solar Hawk-the Winged Solar Disc can fly anywhere at supernatural speeds. Superman can fly faster than the speed of light.
6. Heru dies and was resurrected twice as Asar (Osiris) and as an infant. Superman died and was resurrected.
7. Heru fights the never-ending battle for Maat, which is Truth, Justice and Righteousness. Maat is his mother Auset (Isis). Superman fights for Truth, Justice and the American Way.
8. Heru is an Angel of God or Amon -Ra called a neter in Egyptian theology. Superman’s real name is Kal- El.
9. Heru possesses the All-Seeing Eye of Atum -Ra, God which is an aspect of his mother Auset, thereby giving him omniscience and solar heat vision. Superman has X-ray vision, telescopic vision and heat vision.
10. Heru is of the House of God, Atum-Ra. Superman is of the House of EL, God.
Don’t fall for the whitewashing of our culture and history!
Article taken from http://atlantablackstar.com/
Kemetic rituals are based on the belief system popularly associated with the cultures of ancient Kemet(Egypt). Based primarily on the text now known as the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Kemetic meditation focuses on invoking the associations and powers of the gods Ausar and Auset. The gods and goddesses of the Kemetic pantheon have multiple overlapping aspects; it is important, before practicing any type of Kemetic ritual, to become familiar with the incarnations and associations of the various gods and goddesses. The article “Kemetic Mysticism: Daily Shems Program” on the Kemetic Yoga Association website suggests that you first become familiar with the spiritual texts and teachings that form the core of Kemetic ritual, and then begin your meditation with Kemetic yoga, a series of postures that invoke the spiritual journey of life, death and transcendence attributed to the god Ausar and the goddess Auset. The article describes the word “shems” as a term used in ancient Kemet to describe a follower of a spiritual path. After performing this ritual, you should feel energized yet calm and ready to begin your meditation. You can either choose to meditate on an aspect of the divine that you wish to manifest in your life, or you can recite a series of chants that praise the experiences and wisdom of the gods and goddesses.