Beginning a Year of Sia, of Shedding Snakeskin

The inundation has come; Sopdet has revealed Herself. The new kemetic year is upon us. On the final day of the Epagomental/Intercalary days, the days-between-the-years, I asked Wepwawet for His final message for me to sum up my year. The answer was sobering: COSMIC EGG, NEGATIVE. "You will never fully comprehend even a fraction of …

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A Short Rite to Aid the Eye of Ra on Her Journey

Happy Summer Solstice, to everyone in the northern hemisphere! Today the Eye of Ra in Her many names (Sekhmet, Aset, Nebt-het, Tefnut, Mut, Bast...) is at the height of Her light, and begins Her journey away from us. The Wandering Goddess's journey away from us means that the light is starting to diminish from now …

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The Festival of Clothing Anubis

Today, 1 Shomu 10[*], I celebrated one of my favorite Kemetic holidays: the Festival of Clothing Anubis. Based on temple inscriptions, "Clothing Anubis" was a major festival in the Fifth Dynasty. [1] The precise details of how the festival was celebrated are lost to time, but "the clothing festival might be referring to the fashioning …

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The First Hint of Spring, or the Middle of the Growing Season?

A couple recent posts by other polytheist bloggers (here, and here) got me thinking about calendars and how we polytheists arrange our temporal lives, especially those of us who follow multiple paths. As a Kemetic polytheist, my holidays are based on the Ancient Egyptian division of the year into three seasons: Akhet (Inundation), Peret (the …

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