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.
O, Nut, Great One who spreads herself over the Sky.
Splendid Celestial Cow, who causes the Sun to Rise.
Strong in her Mother Tefnut, O, Mistress of Starlight,
Lady of a Thousand Souls, Judge of Wrong and Right.
the two arms of the Goddess Nut among the stars; below, the ‘Akhet’-sign representing the Horizon. Temple of the Goddess Hathor at Nitentóre (Dendera), detail from the astronomical ceiling of the Outer Hypostyle Hall
A painting of the goddess Nut that I’ve been working on for a little while now and finally managed to finish. I’m very pleased with the result (especially her hair!) Please don’t repost the painting or remove this caption.
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
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, 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
Queen Nefertari (Nefertari Meritmut, Beautiful companion, beloved of Mut), the Great Wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II, depicted in her tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Queens,
وادي الملكات Wādī al Malekāt, (Ta-set-neferu T3-st-nfrw, The place of beauty).
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.