Realm of the Fire Queen; Slide 58

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From Heq-ma’a or
Heka-ma’at we get:

•Hokmah /Chokmah
•Heq
•Hex
•Hecate
•Hag
•Hagia

The name Hokmah comes from an Egyptian goddess called Heq-ma’a, or Hek-ma’at – a  goddess of – you guessed it – wisdom and deep mysteries. 

Heq-ma’a is originally mentioned in the Egyptian Book of the Dead, a scripture which predates the entire Bible by centuries.
Heq-ma’a’s name loosely translates as “Underworld Mother of Wisdom, Law, and Words of Power.” Heq is translated as “intelligence,” or “knowledge”. From heq we get the word “hex” meaning magic words of power.

Heq-ma’a’s name became Hokmah.  And words like Hagia (holy) and hag (wisewoman, holy woman) come from the heq part of her name. She evidently scared the heck out of the church authorities because they demonized her.

The word Hag now has a negative connotation and is associated with witch. One of the oldest Greek Goddesses, Hecate, also gets her name directly from this Egyptian goddess.

Realm of the Fire Queen by Barrington Coleby

Realm of the Fire Queen
by Barrington Coleby, 1989

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