Kemet

She Who Presides Over War is neither cruel nor cold. Yes, fire burns in Her eyes but it is both the burning building and the candlelight. She is both lost blood and transfusions, the gunshot wound and the gauze. The pain that strengthens and the healing that comes after. Warm hands whispering over scars.

She sees the needless violence and She soften’s humanity’s hearts and stitches together every screaming cut. She sees the oppressed and steels their skin so they may fight alongside Her, Protectress of Divine Justice, for equality and peace.

She loves in the way veins empty: fiercely, and without end. Lady of Blood and Fire is strength, is love, is the fight for something better.

The meanings of a few names that people would typically think are ghetto and meaningless

LAKEISHA: a swahili name meaning “favorite one”

LATEEFAH: a north african name meaning “gentle and pleasant”

LATONIA: a latin name. latonia was the mother of diana in roman mythology

LATISHA: means “happiness”

TAKIYA: a north african name meaning “righteous”

ESHE. African Swahili name meaning “immortal”

KALISHA. Probably from the Galla word kalisha “sorcerer, wizard, witch doctor, magician”

LEENA (لينا). Another spelling of Arabic Lina (q.v.), meaning “softness.” In use in Africa.

MAKENA. African Kikuyu name meaning “the happy one.”

NIA. African Swahili name meaning “intention, life purpose, mind.”

MONIFA. African Yoruba name, meaning “I am luck,” from mo “I,” and ifa “profit, luck.”

NUBIA. Unisex. African. From the name of the country Nubia, meaning “land of gold,” from the Coptic word for gold.

AYANA : Ethiopian female name meaning “beautiful flower.”

SHANIKA. Unisex. African Bantu name, probably meaning “young one from the wilderness.”

SALINA. African. A name in use in Kenya. It may mean “merciful.”

TAMEKA. Another spelling of the African Congo name Tamika (q.v.), meaning “a twin,”

TAMELA. African Zulu name meaning “she who basks in the sun,”

AMARA. f. African. From the Swahili word amara, meaning “urgent business.”
Hindu. name meaning “immortal.”
African. Ethiopian. Amharic amari, meaning “agreeable, pleasing.”

CHICHI f Western African, Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chi meaning “God”.

IMANI f & m Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means “faith” in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.

AZIZA f means “Respected. Darling.” Muslim,African, Egyptian, Arabic, Somali name meaning “gorgeous.

DALIA/DALILA f means "Gentle.”
African, Arabic, American, Egyptian, Spanish, African, Hebrew

BIBI : An East African female name meaning “daughter of a king.” Also a Kiswahili word meaning “lady” or “grandmother.”

ADA : Ibo of Nigeria name for firstborn females.

ZENA : Ethiopian name meaning “news” or “fame.”

JAMILAH f means “Beautiful.”
Arabic, Muslim, African

KALIFA f means “Chaste; holy.”
African

RASHIDI/RASHIDA f means
“Wise.” Egyptian African Swahili name meaning “righteous.”

TAJ means “Crown.”
Indian,Sanskrit, African

FATUMA : Popular Swahili and Somali versions of the name Muslim name, FATIMA, meaning “weaned.”

NANA : Ghanaian name meaning “mother of the Earth.”

AJA : High Priestess of Mecca.

ADINA : Amharic of Ethiopia word sometimes used as a female name, meaning “she has saved.”

BALINDA : A Rutooro of Uganda name meaning “patience, endurance, fortitude.” (Balinda is also used as a male name in Uganda.)

FANTA : Guinea and Cote D'Ivoire name meaning “beautiful day.”

KAYA : Ghanaian name meaning “stay and don’t go back.”

LAYLA , LAILA , LEYLA , LEILA : Swahili and Muslim name meaning “born at night.”

SHANI : Swahili name meaning “marvelous.”

ANAYA : Ibo of Eastern Nigeria name meaning “look up to God.”

TANISHA , TANI : Hausa of W. Africa name meaning “born on Monday.”

ZAKIYA : Swahili name meaning “smart, intelligent.”

TITI : Nigerian name meaning “flower.”

SAFIA , SAFIYA , SAFIYEH , SAFIYYAH : Swahili and Arabic name meaning “pure and wise” or “lion’s share.”

LULU : Swahili and Muslim name meaning “pearl” or “precious.”

KADIJA , KHADIJA : Swahili name meaning “born prematurely.”

AMINA : Somali and Muslim female name meaning “trustful, honest” and referring to Muhammed’s mother. This name is popular with the Hausa of West Africa.

detail from the Great Temple of Amon-Ra at ‘Ipet-sut’ (Karnak), 'Uaset’-Thebes:
in the middle, the Solar Orb (representing Horus of Behdet) with the Two Uraei and the 'Ankh’-signs; below, the hieroglyphs “nb pt” whose meaning is “the Lord of the Sky” (referred to Horus of Behdet as Solar Orb).
At left and at right, two images of Horus in His form of sacred falcon wearing the Double Crown and standing upon the Uraeus

Egyptian Religious Calendar

Today 24 June 2017 - I day of Ipet-Hemet, the eleventh month of the Lunar Calendar (in the CDXVIII Great Year of Ra according to the Civil Calendar).

Beginning of the new lunar month, ‘Ipet-Hemet’, sacred to the Goddess Ipet.
Today is the first day of the Highly Sacred Feast of the “Beautiful Reunion” dedicated to the celebration of the Sacred Marriage of Horus of Behdet (Edfu) and Hathor of Nitentóre (Dendera).
Best wishes to all!!!

Religious Prescriptions:
Adverse day

Religious Festivities:
The I day of the lunar month is sacred to Montu-Ra-Harakhty. It is the “Feast of Psedje(n)tyu/Feast of the New Moon” and Thoth is the God of the Feast.

- Offerings by the chief of the singers, the performer of the ritual of the dismembering of Seth (thirty-day festivity, XXVIII day)
[T. Behdet, c. Hathor]

- Feast of the Conception of Horus son of Isis and Osiris (…) (twenty-seven days, XXV day)
[T. Behdet, c. Hathor]

- Procession of Hathor Lady of Nitentóre and Harsomtou (…) (twelve-day festivity, II day)
[T. Behdet, c. Hathor]

- “Feast of the Reunion, as it is called (I part, four-day festivity, I day):
celebrate the ritual of the First Fruits of the Fields in accordance with the decrees of King Amenemhat;
the Lady of Nitentóre goes in procession out of Her sacred domain (…).”
[T. Behdet, c. Hathor]

- Feast of Horus.
[T. Behdet, small calendar]

- Feast of the Beautiful Reunion (I part, four-day festivity, I day):
“Taking out in procession Horus of Behdet, the Great God, Lord of the Sky, to the river-barque ḥ3t-Ḥr(w), Hathor Lady of Nitentóre being in the river-barque 'Lady of Love’ (…).”
[T. Behdet, c. Horus]

- Feast of the Beautiful Reunion (I part, four-day festivity, I day):
“Making the procession of the Goddess (Hathor), the Lady of Nitentóre, to Behdet, to celebrate Her beautiful 'Feast of Navigation (…).”
[T. Nitentóre, small calendar]

- “Feast of the Beautiful Reunion, as it is called (…).”
[T. Nitentóre]

- “Feast of the Appearing of Min.” (every New Moon day)
[T. Ombos, west side]

(quotes from
“Egyptian Religious Calendar: CDXVII-CDXVIII Great Year of Ra (2017CE)”, where you will find the full version of the Egyptian Calendar with the complete translation of the Temples’ calendars. The book is available both in paperback format and as a digital ebook: http://a.co/8oFE52w )


Hail Thoth (Djehuty) Architect of Truth

Hail Thoth, architect of truth, give me words of power that I may form the characters of my own evolution. I stand before the masters who witnessed the genesis, who were the authors of their own forms, who rolled into being, who walked the dark circuitous passages of their own becoming, who saw with their own eyes their destinies and the shapes of things to come.

Egyptian Book of the Dead - Awakening Osiris by Normandi Ellis

Image Credit - Xi Mkien Iehor: id-Dott Tott by meluseena

This Egyptian beadnet dress (2551–2528 BC) is the earliest surviving example of such a garment, painstakingly reassembled over three years from approximately 7,000 beads found in an undisturbed burial of a female contemporary of King Khufu. Although their string had disintegrated, a few beads still lay in their original pattern on and around the mummy, permitting an accurate reconstruction. The color of the beads has faded, but the beadnet was originally blue and blue green in imitation of lapis lazuli and turquoise.