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 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 term Maʽat refers to the Ancient Egyptian concepts of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice. Ma'at was also the Goddess who personified these concepts. She was and is the Goddess of truth, justice, wisdom, the stars, law, morality, order, harmony, the seasons, and cosmic balance. Some of her Epithets are Beloved Daughter … Continue reading Hymn to Ma’at and Cosmic Balance
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
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
This Hymn to Aset (Isis) is inscribed in the Temple of Horus (Heru) at Edfu, Egypt. The Goddess Isis had many titles including Giver of Life, Great Mother, Ankhat, Anquat, The Female Ra, Lady of the New Year, Maker of Sunrise, Queen of All Gods, Divine One, Female Horus, Light-Giver of Heaven, Kekhet, Khut, and Mistress … Continue reading Hymn to Aset (Isis), Lady of Ecstasy, Mistress of Magic
The final section of the Westcar Papyrus continues where the story of Khufu and Djedi, the magician ends, telling of the birth of the first three pharaohs of the fifth dynasty, Userkaf, Sahure and Neferirkara Kakai, to Reddjedet wife of the Priest of Ra. "It was a day when Reddjedet was suffering as her labor … Continue reading Heku – Magical Stories Part 4
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
Ptah was creator god and patron of craftsmen, metalworkers, carpenters, shipbuilders, and architects.
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