In Honor of Nekhbet, the Vulture Goddess

"Homage to you Mistress of the mouth of the two valleys, Mistress of the sky." Nekhbet is the Ancient Egyptian vulture goddess of Upper Egypt. Her name means “she of Nekheb” which is based on the Upper Egypt city  (modern day El Kab) where her temple complex was located. Nekhbet's shrine in this temple complex … Continue reading In Honor of Nekhbet, the Vulture Goddess

In Honor of Ra, Amun-Ra, the Sun God

From the Papyrus Leiden I 350 Stanza VI The Gifts of the Creatures to God

Hymn to Geb, God of the Earth

To Geb, Great One who is of the earth, We offer our praise First-born of Tefnut and storm-shunning Shu, Beloved of Nut of the star-strewn sky, O Geb who lies far beneath heaven’s vault, Kept ever apart from your dark-cloaked love By the strength of your sire, Shu the lord of the air Such is … Continue reading Hymn to Geb, God of the Earth

Prayer of Thanks to Goddess Bast

Lady Bast beloved of the Gods (Mau Bast Merit Netcheru) we call to you Mighty Lady of the East, Right eye of Ra. Thank you Beloved daughter of Ra for the blessings you bestow on all of us everyday. Thank you for your love, most Powerful Mother. Thank you for the Peace and Protection you … Continue reading Prayer of Thanks to Goddess Bast

Anuket the Nile Goddess

In Ancient Egypt, and up until 1970, the Nile inundation would begin just after the Summer Solstice. The high water with natural nutrients and minerals would annually enrich the fertile soil along the Nile Valley making this area ideal for agriculture. However, the natural flooding varied, and high-water years could destroy the whole crop, while … Continue reading Anuket the Nile Goddess

Prayer to Sekhmet-Bast

Mother of the gods, the One, the Only, Mistress of the crowns, thou rulest all; Sekhmet is thy name when thou art wrathful, Bast, beloved, when thy people call. Daughter of the Sun, with flame and fury Flashing from the prow upon the foe; Safely sails the Boat with thy protection Passing scatheless where thy … Continue reading Prayer to Sekhmet-Bast

The Bennu Bird

The Bennu Bird is an ancient Egyptian deity linked with the sun, creation, and rebirth. According to Egyptian mythology, the Bennu Bird was a self-created deity which played a role in the creation of the world. It was said to be the Ba (soul) of the sun god Ra and facilitated the actions of Atum, the … Continue reading The Bennu Bird

Temples, Sanctuaries, and Shrines

In ancient Egypt magical ceremonies and rituals were performed by priests and priestesses in Temples dedicated to the various dieties. These rites and offerings were performed to the gods/goddesses who upheld Maat - the divine order of the Universe. Like the ancient Egyptians, the ritual duties at the Iseum are the responsibility of the priestesses, … Continue reading Temples, Sanctuaries, and Shrines

Egyptians Loved and Honored Their… Dogs!

According to Herodotus (and other sources), while the Ancient Egyptians loved their Cats, Dogs were even more loved and honored. It has been written that when a pet cat died, all those who lived in the home shaved their eyebrows. However, in a home in which a dog died, all would shave their entire head … Continue reading Egyptians Loved and Honored Their… Dogs!

Tawaret – The Great Female

Taweret was an ancient Egyptian goddess of maternity and childbirth, protector of women and children. She was known as "The Great Female," a fierce demonic fighter as well as a popular deity who guarded the mother and her newborn child. Tawaret was thought to assist women in labor and scare off demons that might harm … Continue reading Tawaret – The Great Female