Khetti Satha Shemsu
Khetti Satha Shemsu
Khetti Satha Shemsu
Khetti Satha Seneh
Khetti Satha Tehen
Khetti Satha Tua
Khetti Satha Kesu
Khetti Satha Sethes
Khetti Satha Sekhu
Khetti Satha Senes
Khetti Satha Suti
Khetti Satha Sekhem
Khetti Satha Sekhem
Khetti Satha Sekhem


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    General Commenthe he... pure evil
    MardyAsson April 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWorst song Nile has done.
    Crujebsulon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat do the words mean?
    Azanulhuon March 29, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningKhetti Satha Shemsu is taken from The Papyrus of the
    Undying. Within that text it is known as Chapter 17 "Hymn of Servitude to
    the Serpent Seta." According to many references in the Rollo Ahmed
    translations, Khetti-Satha is a composite deity composed of two older
    deities. Khetti is a giant 50-ft underworld snake whose duty is to breathe
    fire in the face of the damned. Satha is a huge serpent worshipped for its
    regenerative and reincarnative properties. "Homage to the Servitude of the
    Serpent Seta" is a chanting type hymn in praise of the serpent deity, to be
    recited en-masse by the assembled sacrificial throng of followers. The
    word "Shemsu" is typically interpreted as "follower" or "worshipper" or
    "member of the divine bodyguard." The words of the hymn are declaring
    homage, praise and eternal servitude to the deity. Of note are final
    recited words of "Sekhem". According to Lexa in his 5-volume La Magic
    dans I'Egypte Antique (Paris 1925), in this context the word Sekhem is not
    necessarily used in its ritual strictly violent moaning. It is debatable whether
    or not any violence is inherent in the ideas put forth by the priests of the
    Cult of Seta, although what is reasonable certain is that the word Sekhem
    is used principally for its meanings of a mindless state of unconsciousness
    achieved through repetitive chanting. When the state of emptiness is realized, the worshipper is "open" or "ready" to accept the control of the spirit
    of the deity. The chanting lyrics are left in their original state on this
    recording, to preserve their rhythmic power and mind-numbing
    hypnotic essence. Nile are awesome! I totally disagree with Crujebsul this is not their worst song.
    MedinaSodon July 13, 2013   Link

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