Egypt had been ravaged by foreign rulers for a period of 400 years after the end of the New Kingdom. A renewal of ancient Egyptian culture, philosophy and theology were desperately needed. The Pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty were Nubians and even though the Nubians had followed the Ancient Egyptian religion for 2000 years, they … Continue reading The Shabaka Stone and Ptah the Divine
The islands of Bigeh and Philae, located in the First Cataract of the Nile River, were sacred sites to the ancient Egyptians. After the construction of the Aswan High Dam the actual islands were submerged by Lake Nasser. Fortunately the entire temple complex of Philae was relocated and the Hymns to Isis can still be … Continue reading Two Hymns to the Goddess Aset (Isis) in Her Temple at Philae
From the beginning of the First Dynasty of Egypt (circa 3200 BCE) the great cheetah goddess Mafdet was worshiped. She was known as “the runner” representing swift death. As the "Avenger of the King" Mafdet was believed to rip out the hearts of evildoers and lay the hearts at the Pharaoh’s feet in the same … Continue reading Goddess Mafdet, the Great Feline Guardian
Mut is the Ancient Egyptian mother goddess who came to prominence during the New Kingdom (circa 1500 BCE). She originated as a local goddess in the Nile River delta and was linked to the primeval waters of the universe from which all things were born; Mut was therefore considered a creator goddess and mother of … Continue reading Hymn to the Mother Goddess Mut
Ipy (Apet, Ipet, Opet) was a hippopotamus goddess known as a protective and nourishing deity. Her name meant 'favored place' and she was depicted as a combination of human, hippopotamus, lion, and crocodile. This combination of attributes shows both her protective and nourishing aspects. Ipy was one of several goddesses, including Taweret, Reret and Heqet, … Continue reading Ipy the Hippopotamus Goddess, Mistress of Magical Protection
Renenutet (Renenet, Ernutet) was a cobra Goddess known as the "Nourishing Snake" and was the embodiment of nourishment and the harvest. Renenutet was depicted as a cobra, or as a woman with the head of a cobra and was also called the "Lady of Fertile Fields" and "Lady of Granaries." She was thought to be … Continue reading The Snake Goddess Renenutet
The Goddess Wenet (Wenut, Unut) is an enigmatic figure in ancient Egyptian religion and mythology. In the earliest times Wenet was first identified as a snake headed goddess and then became associated with the hare. Her name means the Opener and also the Swift One. Both the snake and the hare are known for being … Continue reading The Hare Goddess (Wenet Part 2)
The Ancient Egyptians believed that dreams were magical and often the result of direct communications with the deities. The images of gods and the scenes in dreams seemed to prove the existence of another world, a world similar to this one. It was thought that glimpses of the future could be revealed to a person … Continue reading Egyptian Dream Magic
The most sacred part of the ancient Egyptian temples were the innermost sanctuaries. This is where the oracle statues of the god's were hidden in shrines until needed. The oracle statues were carried by priests on sacred boats during festival days. These statues were magical as they carried the essence of the god.
The Goddess Iusaaset is one of the most ancient Egyptian Goddesses. Her name literally means "Utterer of Words, Conceiver of Worlds, Isis"