Anhur, the Warrior Sky God

Anhur was a warrior sky-god whose primary worship center was near Abydos. His name literally means "He Who Brings Back The Distant Goddess" which is a reference to the story about his retrieval of the Eye of Re from Nubia. Different versions of the legend feature different feline goddesses, but the plot is always the … Continue reading Anhur, the Warrior Sky God

Qebhet, Goddess of Purification

Qebhet was the goddess of freshness and purification. She was known as the "wandering goddess" or the "lost child." Her father was Anubis and she helped her father in his role as the god of embalming. She was the personification of cool, refreshing water because she brought water to the souls of the dead in … Continue reading Qebhet, Goddess of Purification

Sepa, the Centipede God

Sepa, the Centipede God, was a protective fertility deity whose worship began in the Predynastic Period (c. 6000-3150 BCE). As centipedes are venomous, Sepa was considered to have power over other venomous animals and could be invoked for protection against snake bites and scorpion stings. Sepa was sometimes referred to as the “centipede of Horus” … Continue reading Sepa, the Centipede God

Ihy the Musician and Perfect Child of the Goddess Hathor

Ihy, whose name means "sistrum player" or "musician" was the personification of the joy associated with the use of this sacred instrument. He was also the "perfect child" and had an impressive lineage. His mother was mostly considered to be Hathor, known as the "Lady of Dance" among other epithets, however he was also regarded … Continue reading Ihy the Musician and Perfect Child of the Goddess Hathor

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