The Frog Goddess Heqet

To the Ancient Egyptians, frogs symbolized life and fertility, the proof of this was the annual inundation of the Nile which brought forth fertility to the barren lands as well as the emergence of millions of frogs. In very ancient Egyptian legends, frogs were the most primeval gods; the gods, Heh, Kek, Nau and Amen … Continue reading The Frog Goddess Heqet

Offerings to Goddess Bast – for her Birthday

Just a few days after the Winter Solstice, the Ancient Egyptians celebrated the birthday of the Goddess Bast (Bastet). The offerings to Bast included fine wine, beer, chocolate, water, fruit, fruit juices and meat - Bast, the Cat Goddess, was certainly a carnivore. The colors identified with Bast are green and gold as well as … Continue reading Offerings to Goddess Bast – for her Birthday

Heku – Magical Stories Part 3

As mentioned in a previous post, the Westcar Papyrus is an ancient Egyptian text containing five stories about magic and miracles performed by the lector-priests. Each of these tales are told at the royal court of Pharaoh Khufu of the 4th dynasty (25th century BCE).  When researching the Goddess Wenet (Lady Unu), I found a … Continue reading Heku – Magical Stories Part 3

Bat, the Goddess of Two Faces

Bat is a very ancient Egyptian deity revered as a celestial goddess and goddess of fertility.  Her worship began during the Predynastic period of Egypt and extended up through the Middle Kingdom, a period of over 1000 years. As a celestial goddess in her cow form, she was associated with the Milky Way. Bat also … Continue reading Bat, the Goddess of Two Faces

The Great Cat Deities

Probably the most well known Egyptian cat deity is Bastet (Bast) however there are also a number of other ancient Egyptian gods who were associated with cats. The goddess Neith was said to take the form of a cat occasionally and the goddesses Tefnut and Sekhmet were pictured as lions. An inscription in the Valley … Continue reading The Great Cat Deities

The Goddess Neith, Spinner of Destiny

The Ancient Egyptians worshipped the primordial creator Goddess Neith, the spinner and weaver of destiny, who was associated with the spider. She was often depicted with a weaving shuttle in her hand, or a bow and arrows, demonstrating her hunting abilities. As the goddess of creation and weaving, she was said to re-weave the world … Continue reading The Goddess Neith, Spinner of Destiny

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