Reshpu Lord of Might poster by Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa. Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
Reshpu (Rashap or Reshef) was imported from Syria into Egypt, and despite His foreign origins was adopted snugly into the Egyptian pantheon, finding... more
Reshpu (Rashap or Reshef) was imported from Syria into Egypt, and despite His foreign origins was adopted snugly into the Egyptian pantheon, finding veneration in established temple cults in the most ancient capital of Mennufer (Memphis). In Egypt Reshpu formed part of a triad of gods composed of Himself, the God Menu (Min) and the Syrian Goddess Qadesh.
He was always a martial, desert-dwelling deity, and it is apparent through His early association with the God Sutekh (or Set) that He was regarded by the ancient Egyptians as a fierce deity Whose power could be demonstrated in the harsh storms and conditions moving across the desert. In these regards Reshpu could be a bringer of pestilence, in a manner not dissimilar from the ferocious lioness-headed Goddess Sekhmet, Whose violence could be expressed in illness or plague.
Similar to deities like Ba'al or Sutekh, Reshpu is a god of thunder and storms, together with war. His stance, holding aloft a club or khepesh (scimitar) in one han...
About Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa
Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa is an internationally recognized artist, writer, human rights spokesperson and spiritual teacher, whose scholarship and vision have been noted by significant members of the metaphysical and cultural arts communities. Born in San Diego, California into a family of artists, he began at six years of age to receive instruction in figure studies, watercolor technique, and Old World oil painting methods from his father, an accomplished portrait and landscape painter.
At the age of six, Ptahmassu began what has evolved into a life long obsession with the civilization, art and religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. Even at this tender age, the boy astonished (and not a little horrified) his parents when he declared...