egyptian underworld

Babi figurine, Louvre 

Babi was a fierce, bloodthirsty baboon god who was ancient even in the realm of Egyptian gods. His name is usually translated as “bull of the baboons”, and roughly means “alpha male of all baboons”. Baboons are very aggressive and omnivorous, with notably high sex drives, so Babi was portrayed as such. He is an underworld deity, and the first-born son of Osiris. 

This dangerous god lives on human entrails and murders on sight. Hence spells are needed to protect oneself against him, particularly during the weighing of the heart ceremony. He can use his immense power to ward off dangers like snakes and control turbulent waters. He controls the darkness and will open up the sky for the king since his phallus is the bolt on the doors of heaven. Also, the underworld ferryboat uses Babi’s phallus as its mast. He was prayed to in order to ensure that an individual would not suffer from impotence after death. 

Reasons why i call Sadie and Carter Kane the Egyptian underworld siblings

- their father is the host of Osiris the king of Egyptians underworld
- their mother is a ghost (yeah i know she was alive when they were born but still)
- they can play with Ammot the destroyer of souls like it was their dog
- the egyptian underworld can looklike their old home in Los Angeles
- they can eat and sleep in their father kindom like it’s totally normal
- Sadie’s (half)boyfriend anubis is the god of death
I SAY IT AGAIN WHY DOES NOBODY CALL THEM EGYPTIAN UNDERWORLD SIBLINGS

Casting a Circle 101

What is a Circle?

Well that’s a simple question, right? Circles are, well, circles. They are round, and tend not to have a beginning nor end. But a Circle casted before spells have a much different meaning.

Typically imaginary (invisible) a Circle is a boundary of energy. Some do tend to “mark” their circles with chalk, stones, crystals, candles etc…to easily imagine the circle in ones mind eye. 

The purpose of the circle is multitudinous. It is meant to protect those within the circle from any outside negativity and gather energy for the purpose of spell casting or ritual doing.

How to Cast a Circle:

Their is more than one way of casting a circle. Keep that in mind, as you grow as a Pagan you will find a way that is much more suited to you than what I present here. 

Circle Walking: Exactly as it sounds. Whether you are a solitary practitioner or practice as a coven, you literally walk in a circle. Move clockwise and imagine that a string of energy being crafted as you walk. 

Calling the Corners (Elements): Calling the corners is maybe one the most used way of casting that I’ve seen. Similar to Circle Walking, you’d walk in a circle calling out the corners/elements. Starting from the North or Earth. As you call the corner/element to the circle a small saying should follow. Their are many out there that you can simply look up. 

Calling on the Gods/Goddesses: If you are looking for something more intuitive and personal this would be it. Craft a phrase for your God and Goddess. Example if I called out to Osiris the Egyptian God of the Underworld I would phrase the saying like:

I call to the God/Lord/Deity of Death and Resurrection Osiris to this Circle.

After the saying I would put down an offering of sorts, this is usually specific to the God you are calling, or personal to you and your connection to this God. 

Repeat with a Goddess, because I called to Osiris I would call out to Isis, his cohort. Isis is the Goddess of marriage, health and wisdom. 

Remember that this way is personal to you.  

Closing the Circle 

When everything is all said and done, as you opened the circle so shall you close it. Basically, and the easiest way of explaining it, is that it is everything that you’ve done but in reverse. If you calling the corners, you must allow them to leave. Same with Gods and Goddesses. If you walked the circle, walk in the opposite direction, like you are picking up that string of energy you laid down in the beginning. 

And that is it, basic circle casting, well as basic as it is going to get. It can be tons more complicated and intuitive than what I’ve put down. But in the beginning do not make it harder than it actually is. 

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We’re obsessed with these stunning animations of the creatures from the duat, or underworld, in ancient Egyptian mythology. This is a realm of vast caverns, lakes of fire, and magical gates, all guarded by fearsome beasts - snakes, crocodiles, and half-human monstrosities with names like “he who dances in blood.” To make things worse, Apep, the serpent god of destruction, lurks in the shadows waiting to swallow souls.

From the TED-Ed Lesson The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A guidebook for the underworld - Tejal Gala

Animation by Silvia Prietov

August 2, 2017, Josh Miller’s Interrogation:

Officer Haught: Mister Miller do you know why you’re here?

J Miller: I’m sorry okay, I..I thought it would work, and it did, b-but then-

Officer Haught: -But you thought what would work?

J Miller: Lydia sa-id that I could bring people back from the dead, she said he would bring my Annie back to me if I just asked!…you don’t even know how much this hurts…

Officer Haught: Annie died five years ago Josh, you can’t bring people back from the dead-

J Miller: YES YOU CAN!…Yes you can, Baron Samedi can! I CALLED HIM!..I…I…I, I, I  summoned him and the ritual worked and he cam - and he came to me. But, when I…when I asked…he laugh *sniff*

Officer Haught: Who laugh?

J Miller: Baron Samedi!…don’t you see?…he’s back, and he SAID he would never help me.

Officer Haught: Josh, who is Baron Samedi?

J Miller:…Lydia-Lydia said he could do it-but-but the Baron told me he would never help a shrek, my grandfather failed him! and he knew…that I would to, he was supposed to shoot Roosevelt he DID! he di-d-d he did, shoot Roosevelt and now I’m here…failed…just like him…

Officer Haught: Mister Miller, I’m going to recommend that you be taken to st Jude’s for a psychiatric evaluation-

J Miller: *Crying*

Officer Haught:- hopefully in a few days we can, we can figure out what you were really doing at the cemetery. Do you have anyone you would like me to call on your behalf?

J Miller:…there’s no one left…

Wydoughtearp Note: Baron Samedi is a disruptive Haitian Vodou spirit, hence why Miller had the Vanilla Cigars, the SailorJerry Rum and the Vodou symbol on the ground.

But also has the scrapbook full of Celtic and Egyptian  underworld symbols and Gods.

The question is: Why would Officer Haught have him sent to the same institute that his grandfather was incarcerated it and his grandmother not only worked at, but left him a keycard to gain access into the place?

Is Officer Haught using this as an opportunity to find out more info?

If so, than just what will she find?

Will she also keep a copy of the info so that, just in case anything ever happened to Waverly, she herself would turn to the Baron Samedi?

You never know.

But one thing for sure, I’ve got a feeling we will be seeing the Baron in one of the episodes pretty soon.

wearefangirlswedonotdocalm  asked:

I lowkey feel like Hades, Thanatos, Hela, Anubis, Pluto, ect. [basically all the Underworldian Gods] will gather in eachother's Underworld and just have like sick parties or just chill or whatever it is they do. Hades would come with Persephone, obviously. IDK about the others since I haven't read into those yet, but still.

Also Osiris bc I feel like lately ppl keep confusing him and Anubis but Osiris is the god of the underworld in Egyptian mythology but holy hell do I love the underworld deities just chilling and being friends

The Signs as Exoplanets

Exoplanet: a planet that orbits a star outside the solar system.

Aries: 51 Pegasi b

This was the first exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star to be discovered. It orbits extremely close to its host star with its orbit only being 4 days long. It is approximately half the mass of Jupiter.

Taurus: Kepler-186f

Kepler-186f is a rocky planet in the habitable zone of its host star that is about the size of earth. There is a possibility that this planet may be more Earth like than we expected and may be able to sustain water on its surface.

Gemini: Kepler-11 System

This is a compact system of at least five planets all orbiting their host star within an orbit no bigger than that of Mercury’s. It made people look at planet formation ideas from a whole new perspective.

Cancer: Kepler-22b 

A planet in the habitable zone that may likely be a water world.The planet is completely or nearly completely covered in water or water like substance because the actual composition of the planet is unknown. It is about twice the size of Earth.

Leo: Kepler-10b 

This is an Earth-sized planet which is believed to possibly have oceans of lava on it’s surface. This is because it is more than 20x closer to its host star than Mercury is to the Sun. The temperature can become higher than lava flows on Earth.

Virgo: PSR B1620-26 b

This planet is believed to be about 13 billion years old meaning that it would have formed only 1 billion years after the big bang! This gas planet is in an ancient kind of galaxy known as a globular cluster.

Libra: PSR J1719-14 b 

This planet is so close to its host star that its orbit is only 2.2 hours long! It is also likely made, at least partially, out of diamond. It’s host star is a pulsar. 

Scorpio: HD 209458 b

Nicknamed “Osiris” after the Egyptian god of the underworld, this planet is having it’s atmosphere torn off by the radiation from it’s near by host star. This atmosphere forms a oxygen and carbon tail that follows the planet.

Sagittarius: 55 Cancri e

This planet is tidally locked because it orbits its host star 25x closer than Mercury orbits our Sun. This close orbit also makes it’s year only eighteen hours long. This planet is likely made of diamonds.

Capricorn: WASP-18b

This planet only haas one million years until it collides with its host star. This is because this planet is slowly being pulled into it’s host star. This planet is somewhat stubborn in that it should have disintegrated by now but it hasn’t.

Aquarius: HD 80606 b 

This planet is… weird. It has an eccentric orbit and plainly visible storms, atmospheric heating, and odd rotation. One scientist described it as “wearing its heart on it’s sleeve” with how plainly visible all of the previously mentioned are.

Pisces: Gliese 436 b

This is a planet too heavy to be entirely gas but too light to be entirely rock so instead it is a kind of highly pressurized, high temperature ice.

In the land beneath I come and go and the earth bends over, wraps its legs around darkness. In black waters boats glide ferrying dead men, gods. It is quiet here, full of stars and boats that slice the water, slick river dripping from every oar. Men whisper, women… or are they only my selves? Is the world at ease? Do I dream it? I’ve somehow come through this veil of mist. This skin I wear is imagination. I take the shapes of light.
—  Awakening Osiris: The Egyptian Book of the Dead, translated by Normandi Ellis

anonymous asked:

Can I request some Ladizel headcanons?

❤ they love to snuggled up together and watch Disney movies
❤ Sadie gets Lacy and Hazel to add color to their hair. Lacy gets pink tips and Hazel does half purple and half black
❤ They’re literally Pastel/Punk but with two pastel girls and only one punk
❤ Haze and Sadie take each and Lacy to the Greek/Roman and Egyptian underworlds
❤ Lacy is a huge ass romantic and surprises her girlfriends with gifts all the time
❤ They all sleep in the craziest positions like it’s ridiculous
❤ They always calm each other down after one or two or all have nightmares
❤ they’re all really soft punk
❤ Lacy calls Sadie and Hazel her queens sometimes
❤ Sadie was completely terrified of meeting Hazel’s family bc honesty Nico and Hades/Pluto seem like they’re scary (but she laughed afterwards when she found out they’re huge ass nerds)
❤ Lacy tries to dress Sadie up nicely when they go somewhere nice while Hazel watches and laughs
❤ They get a swear jar and Sadie has filled it up. Three times. They plan on using the money for a trip to Italy, Greece, and Egypt.
❤ Since they all have different accents sometimes they won’t understand what each other is saying
❤ They get matching leather jackets just because
❤ Hazel gives her girlfriends rides on Arion
❤ don’t fuck with any of them. They are scary when angered
❤ They all like playing with each other’s hair

anonymous asked:

How do you cast a circle for a spell/ritual?

How to Cast a Circle:

Their is more than one way of casting a circle. Keep that in mind, as you grow as a Pagan you will find a way that is much more suited to you than what I present here.

Circle Walking: Exactly as it sounds. Whether you are a solitary practitioner or practice as a coven, you literally walk in a circle. Move clockwise and imagine that a string of energy being crafted as you walk.

Calling the Corners (Elements): Calling the corners is maybe one the most used way of casting that I’ve seen. Similar to Circle Walking, you’d walk in a circle calling out the corners/elements. Starting from the North or Earth. As you call the corner/element to the circle a small saying should follow. Their are many out there that you can simply look up.

Calling on the Gods/Goddesses: If you are looking for something more intuitive and personal this would be it. Craft a phrase for your God and Goddess. Example if I called out to Osiris the Egyptian God of the Underworld I would phrase the saying like:

I call to the God/Lord/Deity of Death and Resurrection Osiris to this Circle.

After the saying I would put down an offering of sorts, this is usually specific to the God you are calling, or personal to you and your connection to this God.

Repeat with a Goddess, because I called to Osiris I would call out to Isis, his cohort. Isis is the Goddess of marriage, health and wisdom.

Remember that this way is personal to you.  

Closing the Circle

When everything is all said and done, as you opened the circle so shall you close it. Basically, and the easiest way of explaining it, is that it is everything that you’ve done but in reverse. If you calling the corners, you must allow them to leave. Same with Gods and Goddesses. If you walked the circle, walk in the opposite direction, like you are picking up that string of energy you laid down in the beginning.

And that is it, basic circle casting, well as basic as it is going to get. It can be tons more complicated and intuitive than what I’ve put down. But in the beginning do not make it harder than it actually is.

Hope this helps

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