Period of Worship: pre Christian era- to present day.
Known Affiliations: Magic, Marriage, Motherhood,
Known Relatives: Geb (the Earth) and Nut (the Sky), Parents. Ausir, Nebt-het and Set, are her siblings.
Sacred Stone: Obsidian.
History: Auset is The Daughter of Geb (the Earth) and Nut (the Sky), who were the children of Raa Atum. She is the sister wife of Ausir, the God of the Underworld. She is the sister of Set, the God of Chaos and his wife Nebt-het. She is the mother of Heru, the Ruler of the Two Lands.
Aset, Ausir, Nebt-het and Set, are the 1st generation of Kemetic Gods born from the union of the Earth spirit, Geb, and the Sky spirit Nut. Their births brought the number of gods to 9, which pleased Atum Ra. because 9 is a sacred number of the universe.
She and Ausir chose to be together, leaving Set to marry his sister Nebt-het. But Set was not in love with Nebt-het and grew jealous of Ausir and Aset. Using deception Set killed his brother Wesir and dismembered his body. He assumed the throne of the Two Lands.
The heart broken but devoted Aset searched the Earth for the various parts of her husbands body, finding all parts, with the exception of his penis. She, and Anewbis, bound the body together, creating the first Mummy. She fashioned a golden penis, infused it with star dust and attached it to the body. Using her magic, she summoned her husband from the Under World and the two enjoyed one night as husband and wife. That union produced Heru.
Heru would avenge his fathers murder and take back the throne. All pharos are descended from Heru.
Auset is the feminine archetype for creation; she is the goddess of fertility and motherhood. She has gone by many names and played many roles in history and mythology – as goddess and female creator.
Her name literally means Queen of the Throne. Her original headdress was an empty throne chair belonging to her murdered husband, Ausir. As the personification of the throne, she was an important source of the Pharaoh’s power. The pharaoh was depicted as her child, who sat on the throne she provided. Her influence was strong throughout Kemet, but the most important sanctuaries were at Behbeit El-Hagar, in the Nile delta, and, beginning in the reign with Nectanebo the first , on the island of Philae, in Upper Kemet, approximately six thousand years ago.
Auset remains a powerful and influential figure even today and is still activley worshipped throughout the world.