kandakes

detail from the gold armlet of Queen/Kandake Amanishaketo (I century BCE) from Her Pyramid (N6) in the northern Royal Necropolis of Meroë (Sudan); now in the Neues Museum of Berlin…
The Eye Goddess, the “Eye of Ra”, wearing the Double Crown, with four wings and four arms (holding the ‘Ankh’-signs), standing on a lotus flower.
On the top, a row of Uraei wearing the Solar disk

This is a compiled list of all the works I’ve posted here thus far. I will attempt to do my best to reblog this periodically with updates, in hopes of making more blog more easily navigated. You’ll find below the links to all my (applicable) posts – arranged alphabetically and by category instead of simply chronologically. Hopeful this will prove helpful!

Sigils & Seals

Rituals

Magical Recipes

Dreams, Visions & Anecdotes

Informational

Archetypes

Seals:

Evocations:

Mistress Mary

“Unholy” Saints

Resolution of the Kandakes

To Overcome Any Odds

Dominion of Delilah

Binding Hearts
The Flames of Retribution

Key of Huldah

Curse of Jezebel

Sheba’s Bath

The Coin of Favor

To Acquiesce Information from the Dead

Witchy Playlists

Rosa Caveira Playlists:

Misc.


New additions appear in bold.

CHRISTIANITY WAS IN AFRICA BEFORE EUROPE

Any serious student of History knows that Christianity was in Africa when the Europeans were steeped in darkness and ignorance. Christianity had been part of African history since the beginning, especially since it became firmly rooted in Ethiopia within the first century A.D. with the conversion of the Ethiopian eunuch mentioned in Acts 8. This Ethiopian eunuch was a part of the royal court of Queen Kandake who ruled Ethiopia, he had encountered apostle Phillip after departing Jerusalem and embraced the new faith. A new church would soon after be established in the Sudan. Christianity would become the official state religion of Abyssinia in the 4th century C.E.

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Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. shares a story about Amanirenas, Kandake of Kush. There’s so much more in our interview with him from Feb. 27, 2017. #history #podcast #henrylouisgatesjr #africanhistory #africa #amanirenas #kingdomofkush

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Inktober Week 1:

  1. Ahhotep I
  2. Kandake Amanirenas
  3. Medb*
  4. Boudica v1
  5. Boudica v2
  6. Lozen
  7. Empress Maud & Queen Maud

* Medb is mythological, so not so much part of the series, still a pretty great warrior queen, though.

I included Wikipedia links on the names not because Wikipedia is always the best source, but because it’s a great place to start finding out about historical figures (the citations are a great way to find good source material). Also, if anyone who reads them his more accurate info they can edit the page.

detail of a column from the Great Temple of Amon at Tolkte (now called “Naga/Naqa”, to the east of the 6th cataract of the Nile), Meroë (Sudan):
on the lower register,
Queen/Kandake Amanitore (wearing the Double Crown) making adorations to Ra-Harakhty (falcon-headed and wearing the Solar disk);
on the upper register,
King NatakAmani (wearing the Solar disk with the two feathers, the “Crown of Amon”) making adorations to Amon-Ra (ram-headed, wearing the Solar disk with the two feathers)

Q’s Comprehensive Post List


This is a compiled list of all the works I’ve posted here thus far. I will attempt to do my best to reblog this periodically with updates, in hopes of making more blog more easily navigated. You’ll find below the links to all my (applicable) posts – arranged alphabetically and by category instead of simply chronologically. Hopeful this will be helpful!

Sigils & Seals

Atropa Datura Seal

Baron Samedi & Maman Brigitte – Combined Veve

Catcall Hex Stone

Channel of the Sulfuric Moon (Love)

Circle of Convergence

Control Sigil

Cosmic Channel

Finding Meaning Sigil

Grounding the Nexus

I Will Learn Patience Sigil

Labyrinth Labrys

Lords of Day and Night

The Lunar Serpent

Maria Mulambo da Lixeira  – Ponto Riscado

Marinette Bwa Chech – Veve

Mingling Hearts Sigil

The Oracle

Paths That Cross Sigil

Qedava’s Seal

Qedava’s Seal #2 (seen above)

Revival of the Moon Sigil

Rosa Caveira – Ponto Riscado

Rosa Caveira da Lixeira – Ponto Riscado

Rose of Intimacy ;; Lover’s Embrace

Seal of the Black Mother

Seal of the Great Goddess

Seal of Lucifer, the Destroyer

Seal of Lucifer, the Mourner

And his story

Seal of the Moirai

Seal of the Planets

Seal of Pomba Gira

Seal of Premonition

Seal of the Red Queen

Seal of the Scorpion

Seal of the Three-Headed Serpent

See Me As I Am Sigil

Seed of Life

The Seeing Star

Sigil of the Sacred Bull

Sign of the Hooded Serpent

Symbol of the Labyrinth

Traveler’s Protection Seal

Triangle of Existence

Rituals

A Little Weather Witchery

Black Dog Cross

Blood Oath to the Goddess

Cats and Dogs Curse

Communing with the Dead

Constructing a Spirit Vessel

Demon Conjuration

Door-Bar Boundary

Evocation of the Black Mother

Evocation of The Devil

Evocation of the Red Queen

The Exorcism

Feeding the Black Serpent

Flying With Fire: Hedgeriding Tutorial

Hear Not, See Not, Speak Not Hex

Ignus Faatus Curse

Know What You Have Done Spell

La Danse du Macabre (The Macabre Dance) 

La Muñeca de Tutela

Love Me Tender Gris Gris

Mirror, Mirror Reversal

Mother Protect Prayer

The Night Whisper

Offerings to the Dead

(Past Life) Recollection Gris Gris

Removal of the Heart

Simple Love Drawing

Simple Love Drawing #2

Simple Truth Spell

The Soul-Alchemist’s Trap Box

To Ribbons Curse

To Poison the Mind (Curse)

Transmogrification of the Spirit

Walk-A-Mile Hex

Walking on Water – Hedgeriding Tutorial

The Witches’ Baptism

Wheel of Misfortune

Magical Recipes

Attraction Oil

Conquered Heart Oil

Crown of Thorns Oil

Goofer Dust

Guierda’s Philtre (Potion)

Ivy Purse Recipes

Whore of Babylon Oil

Dreams, Visions & Anecdotes

Creatures of the Hospital

Dreams of the Aztec Gods

Great Goddess Vision

Nazirite Dream

Red Palms Dream

Red Women

Red Women, Response 1

Red Women, Response 2

Spider Queen

Informational

Beliefs Behind the Trap Box

Breathing Life (into Poppets)

Cigarettes & Witchcraft

Cleaning Without Sage

The Crossroads

The Devotion of Sound

Divination With Playing Cards

Hierarchy of the Soul

The Lines of Ancestry

The Minoan Great Goddess

Music In Witchcraft

Practical and Ritual Correlations Between Cooking & the Craft

Qedavian Apocrypha

Rosa Caveira

Sacred Fire (with recipe)

The Spider

Tutorial on Qedavian Script

“Unholy” Saints

Candace: the 4 Kandakes of Kush

Resolution of the Kandakes

Deborah: The Prophetess

To Overcome Any Odds

Delilah: the Temptress

Dominion of Delilah

Dinah: Of Rose & Honey

Binding Hearts

The Flames of Retribution

Huldah: the Prophetess

Key of Huldah

Queen Jezebel, the Fierce

Curse of Jezebel

Queen of Sheba

Sheba’s Bath

Rahab: the Harlot

The Coin of Favor

Witch of Endor

To Acquiesce Information from the Dead

Witchy Playlists

Elements: Air

Elements: Earth

Elements: Fire

Elements: Spirit

Elements: Water

Fire in the Bones

Lady of the Boneyard

Mistress Mary/The Black Cathedral

Ritual Music

Ritual Music II

Serpent Mother

Misc.

The Labyrinth – Prayer to Ariadne

Lady of the Boneyard – Rosa Caveira “Hymn” (Ponto Cantado)

Let Us Ride Poem

Love Rhyme

PER OSTIVM Poem

Qedavian Script

Qedavian Tarot 1

Qedavian Tarot 2

The Serpent Song


New additions appear in bold.

Gender Neutral word for succubus/incubus?

Anyone know of existing words out there?  Or have ideas for one that we should adopt?

I have seen concubus. I will be sharing a pic by someone who uses that word, but I don’t know how they came up with it.  It’s apparently also the name of a race of demons in a book called Journey through Darkness, by Kandake E. Brockington (which seems pretty cool because it’s set in ancient Egypt, and the writer is a black woman, and it appears to be all about positive representation for PoC).

Cubi has been suggested on the discussion blog (a term used for succubi and incubi in the comic Dan and Mab’s Furry Adenvures, though it’s not specifically meant for non-binary characters, it is gender neutral).

What do you all think?  

Some suggestions we’re getting:

princen-datefriends 

i usually use sinncubus because i’m a complete sucker for portmanteaus

vindemiator

My friends and i usually use ‘Cubi or ‘Cubus!

Omnibus was also suggested, but it came from an erotic game and  used what could be considered slurs, so that sounds potentially problematic to me.

yourfavouritewalkingcorpse 

ombnibus means something completely different so thats probably not a good idea.

Yeah, that’s a good point.  

Fucubus has been suggested as another possible term! 

princen-datefriends

idk if it’s meant to be pronounced like “fuck-you-bus” but that amuses me endlessly considering what succubi/incubi/etc generally /do/

crocanura 

i know that in nethack and those old games generally used “foocubi”, since foo’s a common placeholder variable, as well as a sort of play on “fuck you”

PS: I’ll tell you a secret though, you all can use whatever terms you want!  Though, for the purposes of this blog, I may pick my favorite one.

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Sergeant Lee’s Last Steps.

[1] Afghan National Army special forces and commandos, 6th Special Operations Kandak (SOK), along with U.S. forces take cover after a rocket - propelled grenade was fired towards them on the landing zone from enemy forces during an operation in the Ghorband district, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Afghan and U.S. forces conducted the operation with the goal of capturing several high value targets known for Taliban activity.

[2] U.S. soldiers of the attached to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, Afghan National Army special forces and commandos of the 6th Special Operations Kandak, start their objectives during an operation in Ghorband district, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Afghan and U.S. forces conducted the operation with the goal of capturing several high value targets known for Taliban activity. 

[3] A U.S. Special Forces soldier attached to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, looks over the valley as a patrol of commandos return from clearing further compounds during an operation in the Ghorband district, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Afghan and U.S. forces conducted the operation with the goal of capturing several high value targets known for Taliban activity.

(U.S. Army photos by Spc. Connor Mendez, 15 JAN 2014.)

Q’s Comprehensive Post List

This is a compiled list of all the works I’ve posted here thus far. I will attempt to do my best to reblog this periodically with updates, in hopes of making more blog more easily navigated. You’ll find below the links to all my (applicable) posts – arranged alphabetically and by category instead of simply chronologically. Hopeful this will be helpful!


Sigils & Seals

Baron Samedi & Maman Brigitte – Combined Veve 

Catcall Hex Stone

Circle of Convergence

Control Sigil

Finding Meaning Sigil

Labyrinth Labrys

Lords of Day and Night

Mingling Hearts Sigil

Paths That Cross Sigil

Qedava’s Seal

Seal of the Great Goddess

Seal of Lucifer, the Destroyer

Seal of Lucifer, the Mourner

And his story

Seal of the Moirai

Seal of the Planets

Seal of Pomba Gira

Seal of the Scorpion

The Seeing Star

Sigil of the Sacred Bull

Sign of the Hooded Serpent

Symbol of the Labyrinth 

Traveler’s Protection Seal 

Triangle of Existence


Rituals

A Little Weather Witchery

Black Dog Cross

Blood Oath to the Goddess 

Cats and Dogs Curse

Communing with the Dead

Constructing a Spirit Vessel

Demon Conjuration

Evocation of The Devil 

Flying With Fire: Hedgeriding Tutorial

Hear Not, See Not, Speak Not Hex

Ignus Faatus Curse

La Muñeca de Tutela

Love Me Tender Gris Gris

Mirror, Mirror Reversal 

Offerings to the Dead

(Past Life) Recollection Gris Gris

Removal of the Heart

Simple Love Drawing

The Soul-Alchemist’s Trap Box

To Ribbons Curse 

Transmogrification of the Spirit 

Walk-A-Mile Hex

Walking on Water – Hedgeriding Tutorial

Wheel of Misfortune


Magical Recipes

Attraction Oil

Conquered Heart Oil

Crown of Thorns Oil

Goofer Dust

Guierda’s Philtre (Potion)

Whore of Babylon Oil


Dreams, Visions & Anecdotes

Creatures of the Hospital 

Dreams of the Aztec Gods 

Great Goddess Vision

Nazirite Dream

Red Women

Red Women, Response 1

Red Women, Response 2

Spider Queen 


Informational

Beliefs Behind the Trap Box

Breathing Life (into Poppets)

Cleaning Without Sage

The Crossroads

Divination With Playing Cards

Hierarchy of the Soul

The Minoan Great Goddess

Music In Witchcraft

Practical and Ritual Correlations Between Cooking & the Craft 

Rosa Caveira

Sacred Fire (with recipe)

The Spider

Tutorial on Qedavian Script


“Unholy” Saints

Candace: the 4 Kandakes of Kush

Resolution of the Kandakes

Deborah: The Prophetess

To Overcome Any Odds

Delilah: the Temptress

Dominion of Delilah

Dinah: Of Rose & Honey

Binding Hearts

The Flames of Retribution

Huldah: the Prophetess

Key of Huldah

Queen Jezebel, the Fierce

Curse of Jezebel

Queen of Sheba

Sheba’s Bath

Rahab: the Harlot

The Coin of Favor

Witch of Endor

To Acquiesce Information from the Dead


Misc.

Let Us Ride Poem

PER OSTIVM Poem

Qedavian Tarot 1

Qedavian Tarot 2

IS2010-3021-4 by tormentor4555 on Flickr.

22 September 2010
Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan

Soldiers from Oscar Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, take a moment to rest in their established leaguer in the Panjwa’i district of Kandahar province.

In close cooperation with Afghan National Security Force, 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group provides security by conducting counter-insurgency operations throughout Panjwa’i district located south-west of Kandahar City. The Battle Group conducts partnered operations with the 2nd Kandak of the 1st Brigade, 205 Corps of the Afghan National army, Afghan National Police and the Panjwa’i district Governor in order to advance governance, reconstruction and security in the area.

Operation ATHENA is Canada’s participation in the International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan. Focused on Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan since the fall of 2005, Op ATHENA has one over-arching objective: to leave Afghanistan to Afghans, in a country that is better governed, more peaceful and more secure.

Photo: Corporal Shilo Adamson, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
© 2010 DND-MDN Canada

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The Temple of the Lion God Apedemak at Naga (to the east of the 6th cataract of the Nile), Meroë:
on the Pylon are represented King NatakAmani (on the left, holding a lance) and Kandake/Queen Amanitore (on the right, holding a blade) smiting and killing captured rebels against Maat (the enemies of the Gods); above the King is represented Horus in His form of Falcon, and above the Queen there is Nekhbet in Her form of Vulture.
On the Entrance-Gate is represented the Winged Solar Orb (Horus of Behdet, represented three times), and on the top of it there is a row of Uraei.
King NatakAmani and Kandake/Queen Amanitore reigned over the Kingdom of Kush during the mid/late 1st century CE (Meroitic Period).

(from Amentet Neferet, facebook)

United States Army Special Forces

A U.S. Army Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha soldier assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan provides security during a clearing operation in Denasaro Kelay village in Mizan district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 8, 2014. Commandos from the Afghan National Army’s 1st Company, 3rd Special Operations Kandak and the SFODA conducted the clearance in order to disrupt the insurgent network’s movement in and out the area. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara Wakai/Not Released)

Northern Royal Necropolis of Meroë (Sudan).
On the foreground, at right, the ruins of three Pyramid Temples:
(from right to left) the Pyramid Temple of King Takideamani (N30),
the Pyramid Temple of an unidentified King (N29),
and the Pyramid Temple of King Teqerideamani I (II century CE, N28).
Beyond them, the three Pyramid Temples N27, N26, N25 (unidentified, the names of the Kings and/or Queens are unknown).
On the background, at right, the Pyramid Temple (N1) of Queen/Kandake Amanitore (I century CE)

Flash

A U.S. Army Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha soldier assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan fires a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle system after receiving small-arms fire during a clearing operation in Denasaro Kelay village in Mizan district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 8, 2014. Commandos from the Afghan National Army’s 1st Company, 3rd Special Operations Kandak and the SFODA conducted the clearance in order to disrupt the insurgent network’s movement in and out the area. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara Wakai)

U.S. Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha soldiers fire a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle toward an identified enemy fighting position during the clearance of Dewai Kalay village, Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 14, 2014. The SFODA assisted the Afghan National Army commandos, 3rd Special Operations Kandak in conducting a clearance to disrupt insurgents’ use of Dewai Kalay village and surrounding areas as a safe haven. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha A. Flores/ Released)