“Who is this Cat?”

The Egyptian Tree of Life, the Persea Tree, was guarded and protected by the Mau, the Great Cat. The sacred Persea Tree emerged when Ra (Re) as Atum the Sun-god first appeared at Heliopolis. The Tree played a part in the Creation Myth that explained how the nine gods who made up the Ennead of … Continue reading “Who is this Cat?”

Prayer to Ra

Oh RA You God of Life, you Lord of Love, All men live when you shine. You are the crowned King of the Gods. The Goddess Aset embraces you, and enfolds you in all seasons. Those who follow you sing to you with joy, and they bow down their foreheads to the earth In gratitude … Continue reading Prayer to Ra

Our newest Sanctuary member: Re Sekhmet Mau

We welcome Re Sekhmet to the Iseum Sanctuary Refuge. Re is from the Mohave Desert area of Southern California. Being found in a desert seems appropriate for an Egyptian/Arabian Mau. Re was in a shelter which "euthanizes" cats and other animals that are unclaimed and unwanted. Fortunately, he came to us, as he had come … Continue reading Our newest Sanctuary member: Re Sekhmet Mau

The Tears of the Sun

According to ancient Egyptian myth, bees grew from the tears of the sun god Ra when they fell to earth and landed in the desert. The bee was seen as the messenger of the gods coming to earth to provide a secret message. The honeybee was one of the key royal symbols used for over … Continue reading The Tears of the Sun