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Old 11-10-2003, 11:06 AM
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Hello folks


I thought that title might get some eyebrows to raise

There is a festival ( called Aset Luminous or Nit's Festival of Lights) in my tradition based on the Ancient Egyptian one where folks would go down to a slow moving body of water, light candles and place them into the water on papyrus leave boats.

As a leader of a temple with lots of members arpound the world I would love us to have a symbolic virtual way of celebrating the festival and similar ones

So what I would like is:




an interactive flash animated web page very similiar to:

http://www.webshots.com/sp/peace_candle/


I would want basically the same thing..
ability to light a candle that then floats out while sunsets..

but would want water more like the river nile and sun and sky colors more
like the flash at
my site here:

SekhemCollege

(or feel free to be more creative I just wanted to give you something to go on)

But same idea and functionality as peace candle one

That someone coming to the page withthe animation can light and candle and send it down the river as the sunsets!

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Renee
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Old 11-10-2003, 04:35 PM
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May we include other ancient Egyptian imagery?
I mean besides the Nile and the candles?
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Old 11-10-2003, 05:04 PM
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Hi Cre EIGHT Or


Wow Sure. One thing...we would not want the historical popular stuff so much as religious stuff

Let me be clearer

Terrific: Aset (greek Isis) Nit or other deities, Ma'at
temple , symbols like eye of heru, scarabs, tyet, lotus,,barq of ra, ankh etc

Awful: Cleopatra, Spinx, Tut, Pharoh statues, Akhenhaton's sun disk(the deformed looking pharoh guy )

I would be happy to provide correct egyptian romanizations if you wanted words or if you wanted correct transliterations or hieroglyphs heh..


Also not necessary to include more than nature (although you just gave me a few ideas now my mind is going lol)

Really will be used in a prayerful context and I am sure viewed by egypt nuts ..so please only use hieroglyphic text if you know the meaning or check with me


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Renee
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Old 11-10-2003, 05:11 PM
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Forgive me, unfortunately, I am only familiar with the Greek names, but how do you feel about: Anubis, Sekhmet, Sobek, Horus or Hathor?
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Old 11-10-2003, 05:24 PM
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How do I feel about them?

Or about them in the design


**grin*

I am teasing you there

The answer on both is we would love em

Our temple is especially attached to Sekhmet, Wepwawet (Looks like your Anubis same jackal just ..emm he is opner of ways..less dog like more jackel like ;-))
), Heru ( your, Horus), Djehuty(your Thot)

as well as Aset (Isis)
and of course we love them all since they are all one anyway ;-)

The festival of lighting the candles on the river was most strongly conected to Isis (Aset for me) and secondly to Nit/Nebethet(Nephytis for you) so if there will be deities She (Isis/Aset) needs to be there

Osiris (Wesir for me) Hathor (Hethert for me) Amon not sure is the Greek is different heh and Ptah are all inportant

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Old 11-10-2003, 05:34 PM
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I'll get working on something soon.


This is a little off-topic... but doesn't the weighing of the heart have something to do with the feather of ma'at. the heart is weighed agaist the feather to determine (something)...
Where the soul goes? How the soul is reagarded?... I can't remember.


Anyways... I'll try to get soething posted soon.
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Old 11-10-2003, 06:06 PM
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heh..well yes the idea is that everything we do in life instantly affects ...everything and everyone else....

Ma'at is when everythig is the way it should be , the way life was created.

To continue in life the "balance" of ones actions/intentions need to be lighter than the feather of Ma'at

Glad someone is biting on this ..I was worried it might be too different from the normal stuff

Thanx

Renee
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Old 11-10-2003, 06:44 PM
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Hi Just a quick note:

Be sure if their are deities they are not white with blond hair

All are Africans though their skin colors can vary --

Wesir(Osiris) and Aset (Isis) shoud be especially darker skinned

Given political sensitivities here ...we are careful to portray the Egyptian Deities as African..but also to come in various shades (as, after all, African and contemporary Middle easterners do today)

This way we avoid the racists who deny Ancient Egytians were African
And the Afro-centrists..who can sometimes assume all Africans were dark black skinned and only modern folks who are black should have any interest in them

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Ugh I didn't even think of this till a moment ago LOL *phew*

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Old 11-10-2003, 09:13 PM
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Don't you worry... I couldn't think of a white/blond Egyptian deity to begin with...
When I think of ancient Egypt, I automatically think of "Nubian" dark, tanned, exotic, gold and plaited hair...
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Old 11-10-2003, 09:17 PM
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Old 11-12-2003, 06:39 PM
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Hello Renee,
I'm still here... just a quick question:

How would you write LOADING in heiroglyphs?

I'll most likely have to have a pre-loader for this animation, and I'd like to have the word "Loading" in heiroglyphs rather than the English spelling... if it's possible.

Another question would be: Are ancient Egyptian heiroglyphs read left to right? or right to left, as in Arabic?

Another is: If the symbols for the word "loading" are arranged over 2 or more lines, could you possibly show the order in which they are read?

For example: baja bird --> feather --> ankh --> scarab --> bier
(I hope in my ignorance I didn't say anything bad )

Oh yeah... I'm also working on the first portion (the illustrative portion) of your other contest. The ancient Egyptian theme is right up my alley... in that I am overly enamoured with ancient Egyptian art.
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Old 11-12-2003, 06:58 PM
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ROTFLMAO


I cannot say I know that one off hand!

Heh





I will get back to you on that

Another idea awould be to have a more ..term that would be related to the prayers for this festival......but I won't write if off till I see what your up to

I will go figure out what sort of expression would have the meaning intended here and post it

Too Funny

I'm glad your working on both very cool

Each year we will add more virtual festival shrines....eventually we can have the full year in online festivals!

Best

Renee
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Old 11-12-2003, 07:25 PM
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Hi there

Direction of the heiroglyphic writing

The short answer: Either

This is typically the answer to most yes or no questions about Ancient egypt


However they are usually written from right to left.

What matters is the direction the glyphs face.

For example...Take a look at the first two lines of glyphs on the following page:

Egyptian Language

The first line has the glyphs facing the right

It is red from right to leftt.


The second more colorful line has the same glyphs facing left.

It is read from left to right.

(And I won't even mention that one CAN do up and down as well !)

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Renee
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Old 11-12-2003, 07:34 PM
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That is very cool to know. I've often wondered why some are facing one way and some are facing another, but not in the same bit of writing.

Another Egyptian question:
Are cartouches reserved only for important people, phrases, things, pharoahs, or gods?
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Old 11-12-2003, 07:36 PM
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Back to business:
Do you have a deadline in mind?
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Old 11-12-2003, 09:47 PM
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Hi Kimber

I am not sure what is appropriate.

especially with the other contest running...

What would you (or any of yeah lurkers here) suggest?


I am SO Not an artist ..that what will leave enough time is something I could mis by 4 years in either direction! (or even up and down like in Ancient Egypt )

Renee
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Old 11-13-2003, 09:05 PM
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Let's try a deadline of November 22..


(.if I feel it is necessary...or if you are the only one and need more time I can extend the deadline

This is so exciting. I feel like a 7 year old in a candy factory

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Old 11-14-2003, 05:02 AM
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I'll do my best for that date.
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Wow, November 22!.. It will be a sprint!...
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Old 11-14-2003, 06:56 AM
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Hi guys

I asked you guys what made sense LOL

Blame the date on Palmer!

When you you didn't answer I ask him



I know the value I am getting here....so really ..what date would work for you guys

(especially since I notice you two in tht other contest 1!!)

Renee
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Old 11-14-2003, 09:30 AM
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When is your ritual date?
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Old 11-14-2003, 11:48 AM
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Hi!

The main festivals are passed
Aset Luminous is the end of June
Lights of Nit around 3rd week of September

I'd love to have it for our HebSed Festival bu that might be too soon
although we do sometimes celebrate a few days after an actual date
Heb Sed is the 28th this year

And I am flexible..we can always launch ot instead for teh Flame Festival in Mid December


In other words...Consider what you need. I can work around it.

Like I said..this is a bit outside the norm here..and I am so greatful you guys are willing to play



Best

Renee
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Old 11-24-2003, 12:01 AM
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Hey Alex-- you still sprinting?

I KNOW what Kimber is doing

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Old 11-30-2003, 09:23 PM
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Old 11-30-2003, 09:55 PM
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Alex is out of town and should be back any day now. I'm hoping some of our other Flash designers will step up to the plate for you.
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Old 12-03-2003, 03:45 PM
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I might have a go at this, not promising but will try

The scripting and animation is easy enough it's just the artwork that takes the time..we can't all be Picassos like Kimber (Cre8or)
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Old 12-03-2003, 04:37 PM
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Heh

I wondered if Cre8or's masterpiece was the reason for everyone pulling back
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<!--QuoteBegin-Palmer+Dec 3 2003, 05:33 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Palmer @ Dec 3 2003, 05:33 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> Please do! [/b][/quote]
Nice. So now this is a contest.
 


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