Ptah was creator god and patron of craftsmen, metalworkers, carpenters, shipbuilders, and architects.
In Honor of Weneg, Mediator of the Gods and Pillar of the Sky
Weneg, also known as Uneg, was an Ancient Egyptian God first referenced during the Old Kingdom period (c. 2600 BCE). He was revered as a god of fertility, agriculture, and the renewal of life. The name Weneg translates to "the one who endures" or "the one who is firm," and he was believed to hold … Continue reading In Honor of Weneg, Mediator of the Gods and Pillar of the Sky
The Tree Goddesses
For the Ancient Egyptians, there were several Goddesses associated with trees and their life-giving properties. The Tree Goddesses were often depicted as women with branches or leaves sprouting from their heads, symbolizing their connection to nature and the cycle of life. One of the most well-known Tree Goddesses was Hathor, who was often depicted with … Continue reading The Tree Goddesses
Mother Goddess Tefnut and a Morality Tale: The Lion in Search of Man
Animal fables may have been popular in Egypt since the New Kingdom, since there are illustrated papyri dated to the New Kingdom which depict animals acting in human situations, such as festivities, labors, and combats. The fable of The Lion in Search of Man is especially remarkable, because here the Egyptian stepped outside of themselves, looked at man, and found them to be evil. The final part of this fable predates a shorter and similar version in the Fables of Aesop.
Sekhmet-Bast-Re, Mother of the Gods
The Ancient Egyptians were very fond of cats, as I have shared in several posts. The worship of cats began with Sekhmet, over 5000 years ago, the fierce Goddess of war and the destroyer of the enemies of the sun god Re. She was believed to be the Mother of Gods and a creator goddess … Continue reading Sekhmet-Bast-Re, Mother of the Gods
Bastet, the Goddess of Protection
The Goddess Bastet was originally depicted as a savage lioness warrior goddess (circa 3000 BCE) who had the role of protecting the Pharaohs. After 1000 BCE, the Egyptians altered her image to the body of a woman and the head of a cat. Along with her change in appearance, she was also transformed into a … Continue reading Bastet, the Goddess of Protection
The Seven Principles of Ma’at
The Goddess Maʽat is the embodiment of the Ancient Egyptian Seven Principles of Ma'at which are Truth, Balance, Order, Harmony, Righteousness, Morality, and Justice. It was expected that the priests, Pharaohs and their families embody these principles, along with every member of the community. Life was to be lived in such a way that these … Continue reading The Seven Principles of Ma’at
Hymn to the Mother Goddess Mut
Mut is the Ancient Egyptian mother goddess who came to prominence during the New Kingdom (circa 1500 BCE). She originated as a local goddess in the Nile River delta and was linked to the primeval waters of the universe from which all things were born; Mut was therefore considered a creator goddess and mother of … Continue reading Hymn to the Mother Goddess Mut
Ipy the Hippopotamus Goddess, Mistress of Magical Protection
Ipy (Apet, Ipet, Opet) was a hippopotamus goddess known as a protective and nourishing deity. Her name meant 'favored place' and she was depicted as a combination of human, hippopotamus, lion, and crocodile. This combination of attributes shows both her protective and nourishing aspects. Ipy was one of several goddesses, including Taweret, Reret and Heqet, … Continue reading Ipy the Hippopotamus Goddess, Mistress of Magical Protection
Magical Herbal Medicine of the Ancient Egyptians
Health, wellbeing, and personal appearance were prized by the Ancient Egyptians. Healthiness was next to Godliness and the priest/physicians as well as magicians who participated in medical care viewed health and sickness as battle between good and evil. Of course not all of Egyptian medicine was based on offerings to the gods, the Egyptians were … Continue reading Magical Herbal Medicine of the Ancient Egyptians
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