2018 Reader Question 59 2018 Reader Question 59 published on July 5, 2018Read more posts by the author of 2018 Reader Question 59, KoryBing21 Comments on 2018 Reader Question 59 Well an ammit is PART crocodile! That counts, right? I’m at Anthrocon! Come on by and see me at Booth 15!
This version of Ammit looks a lot more friendly than what the Ancient Egyptians feared.
[Dermot appears, carrying a blood-dripping plate with a huge pile of coronaries-covered meat]
That won’t work for Ammit.
She judges the purity of your heart against the weight of the feather of Ma’at, the goddess of truth.
You can’t bribe her, since bribery is impure and would work to make you heart heavier than the feather.
Pretty sure Anubis does the actual judging, Ammit just eats the hearts of those that fail.
That thing looks like Egyptian crocodile God sobek.
Except Sobek was all Croc while this lady has Hippo and Lion in her as well.
Wrong sobek had the head of a crocodile and the body of a man. Also if you look at Egyptian mythology most of the male gods had heads of animals and body’s of men.
Also the reader question says can we see a crocodilian totem. Ammit is in her mid form which means that lion’s main is actually human hair, and the parts that look like hippo are actually half human half crocodile.
I like her feet.
The previous question about glasses/clothing being altered via medallion made me curious- do those that need glasses in human/midform still need them to see in fullform? Will things other than clothing, such as prosthetics, tattoos, medical devices (such as a pacemaker) also be converted to fit whatever form the medallion wearer has?
The design is wonderful!
So basically the ancient Egyptians combined their three biggest “man eaters” into one goddess: hippo, lion, and crocodile. I don’t think hippos actually eat people, I think they’re probably just mean :-)
Hippos are hyper aggressive about their territory. And when said territory covers a hundred yard radius from any hippos given location… well, a reed canoe is so much flotsam to a hippos angry maw.
The hippo is the #1 killer of humans in Africa by a large animal. They are territorial, aggressive, fast on land and in water, with large jaws and 20 inch canines.
Pretty much yeah. Ammit would eat the hearts of people who failed the weighing of their hearts against the feather. She herself wasn’t worshiped but was more or less the embodiment of everything the Egyptians feared. So it follows that she is comprised of the animals that would kill the shit out of people.
Honestly I find hippos all the more terrifying because they don’t eat people. They’re herbivores. Which means they kill for *absolutely no reason*, other than people getting too close. And on a muddy river that happens way too easily…
Quite fantastic. Crocs are very much hybridized in multiple cultures to make the mythical beasts or demons in this case as scary and terrifying as much as possible. And Ammit here is just a lay-back party girl it looks like. I LOVE IT!
Hey! What sort of critter would Robin Williams be if he were a Mythical?
That gaze… what, or who, is she looking at?
Mikhail: She is starin’ at us.
Damien: She ain’t a celestial… she is lickin’ her lips, though.
Azreal: Just ignore her. And if she comes over here… we head off to that alley, *jerks head* casual, then leg it back to the portal to Dis.
You have to Ammit she’s pretty.
Only my favorite zoomorph!