Sobek And Hathor Picture

Title: Sobek & Hathor (AKA Heart Of Clay)

Genres: Mythology, fantasy, drama, romance/love.

Rating: PG

Summary: What happens when the goddess of love doesn't WANT to fall in love? An original myth.

Writing status: Completed.

Writing date: Circa 2001.

Length: 9300+ words.

Content warnings: None.

Copyright: This story and all characters, unless otherwise stated in the Disclaimers, are copyright © tehuti_88 and may not be used or distributed without permission. The reader is free to print out or download a copy of this story for offline reading as long as the author's copyright information remains upon it. Please do not distribute; if you wish to share this story, send a link to this page.

Disclaimers: Certain characters are from Egyptian mythology. Although aspects of this story are loosely based on Egyptian mythology and culture, artistic license has been taken as this is a FANTASY story. Please take note that this story was written around 2001 and that my writing style and understanding of the mythology I created may have changed vastly in the meantime.

Additional info: NA.

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Author's note: This short story ties in with the other Kemet short stories and/or the Kemet/Egyptian mythology as I make use of it in my writing; as such, it might not make much sense out of context. This is one of the rewritten stories from my old collection City Of The Sun (the title of which I plan to appropriate someday for an eventual novel). According to my line of fiction, Hathor, the goddess of love and daughter of Ra, vowed never to marry anyone, despite her hobby of spreading love among others. Ra, wanting her to have children, or just to settle down, desperately wanted to pair her off with one of the other gods...but nobody suitable was available, this being way before Horus's time. And so, in this story, he has a god created for this specific purpose, but don't think for one minute that Hathor's going along with it... A note, when Hathor calls Horus "Brother," she's not referring to him as her brother (I think she is in fact his great-aunt or something); in ancient Egypt, "Brother" and "Sister" were often romantic nicknames along the lines of "Sweetie," as well as the title for actual brothers and sisters...probably related to the fact that marriage between royal siblings was encouraged in this society. Also, Sobek is WAY out of character in this story...let's just say this is because of the circumstances, shall we? Beware of wandering POV, by the way. Definition--the "Paut Neteru" is the Great Company of the Gods.

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