I am a fan of how we perceive our world as individuals and the perspectives we build in our minds. Because of my interests, I came across Sia as one of the few deities in the world that is specifically mentioned as embodying perception. And that’s about the limit of what I’ve found out there! Besides the few texts talking about their role with Hu and Atum which seem to be analogues for Heka and Ra, respectively, and also their role as a recorder of mythic events and role in several utterances.
So I have a few questions like,
1.) Is the personification and deification of Sia outside the scope of Kemet Orthodoxy?
2.) Is there an analogue of Sia in Thoth and others that are similar in the scope of their qualities and traits? Is Sia even a Name or just an aspect of creation?
3.) Are there any good books or studies done that are fairly well known and celebrated about Sia/Hu/Heka?
4.) And this might be answered in question 3, but is there any particular reason why there seems to be an abscence of a temple or worship of Sia specifically when the other two beings on the solar barque seem to have gotten a lot of attention?
I’m pretty new to Kemetology in general, so I do apologize in advance if some of these questions have been asked before or explained in details that I just haven’t been able to pull up in my limited research and exploration yet. I’m just really intrigued by the mystery that there’s this other associate of primal aspects who was either forgotten, didn’t have any surviving or discovered artifacts, or even was omitted for some reason early in the development of other kemetic systems.
Any help is much appreciated and I thank you all in advance for reading this and sharing whatever you will with me!