Sia, Hu, and Heku – Intelligence, Power and Magic

Sia was the divine personification of perception and thoughtfulness, which is necessary in order to understand the truth. He represented the heart which was considered the seat of emotion, thought, and character. Sia formed a dyad with Hu, who represented the tongue, and was the personification of the authority of the spoken word. Sia and … Continue reading Sia, Hu, and Heku – Intelligence, Power and Magic

Gengen-Wer and Weret-Hekau – Creative Energy and Magic

A very ancient creation myth tells of the primordial creator deity, Gengen-Wer, who took the form of a Nile goose to lay a golden cosmic egg from which hatched the sun, divinely personified as the sun god Re. The god's name originates from "honker" (gengen) and "great" (wer), so he is Gengen-Wer or also called … Continue reading Gengen-Wer and Weret-Hekau – Creative Energy and Magic

God Shed and Goddess Bat – Protection and Success

The God Shed was known as "The Savior" and his powers included saving or protecting the Egyptians from personal harm caused by mortal enemies and danger presented by deadly animals, poison and sickness. Shed was invoked by hunters and soldiers as "He Who Rescues" and "The Enchanter." He was lord of wild animals and weapons … Continue reading God Shed and Goddess Bat – Protection and Success

Sacred Fish Deities – Abtu and Anet

Abtu and Anet are the names of sacred fish deities who were worshiped for protecting the Sun God Ra. They were pilot fish, swimming on the sides of the front of the prow of the solar barge as Ra sailed through the dark waters of Nun to sunrise, protecting him and the barge from any … Continue reading Sacred Fish Deities – Abtu and Anet

Honoring the Deities of the Days

There are well over 1500 Ancient Egyptian Deities and we wish to honor a a deity of each day. Starting with January 1, 2022, we honor Thoth, the God of writing and wisdom, truth and integrity, who seems more than appropriate to be our first deity of the day. Thoth was one of the most … Continue reading Honoring the Deities of the Days

Winter Solstice 2021 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Greetings to you all with many Blessings of the Season! We hope you are warm by your hearth and have joy in your hearts as you gather and share time with your kindred spirits, both human and animal friends. Speaking of animal friends, Re my large feline companion has just blessed and messed … Continue reading Winter Solstice 2021 Newsletter

Blessings of Healing and Protecting Animals

These Wildlife Blessings are inspired by the Fellowship of Isis' “Autumn: Litany of the Earth.” It spreads blessings to all animals through eight deities that relate directly to living animals and their dwelling places. In these blessings, we focus on the deities of animals relating to Ancient Egypt. Blessings of Healing, Strengthening and Protecting Animals: … Continue reading Blessings of Healing and Protecting Animals

A Hymn to Mother Aset from the Shelwit Temple

The Shelwit Temple of Isis (Deir el-Shelwit) is an ancient Egyptian temple which stands on the West bank of the Nile at Luxor. Today much of the temple is in ruins however the inside of the main building has well preserved reliefs. One of these inscriptions is a Hymn to Isis. This Isis temple is … Continue reading A Hymn to Mother Aset from the Shelwit Temple

Sekhmet-Bast-Re, Mother of the Gods

The Ancient Egyptians were very fond of cats, as I have shared in several posts. The worship of cats began with Sekhmet, over 5000 years ago, the fierce Goddess of war and the destroyer of the enemies of the sun god Re. She was believed to be the Mother of Gods and a creator goddess … Continue reading Sekhmet-Bast-Re, Mother of the Gods

Bastet, the Goddess of Protection

The Goddess Bastet was originally depicted as a savage lioness warrior goddess (circa 3000 BCE) who had the role of protecting the Pharaohs. After 1000 BCE, the Egyptians altered her image to the body of a woman and the head of a cat. Along with her change in appearance, she was also transformed into a … Continue reading Bastet, the Goddess of Protection