pillars of the kings

A blessing for a new family

This was a quick blessing for my newborn niece and her family. I will apply the same blessing to my new born nephew too. This can be done with gifts, added sigils instead of runes, or you can ommit those entirely and just speak the words over and over before saying the blessing. I used what I had to hand, but you can correspond as necessary.

What I used;

A large pillar candle, three runes (happiness, protection, harmony), incense (oak king to relax and clear the air)

I placed a rune on each side of the candle before lighting, and once the candle started burning down, I spoke these words;

May the home of __________ be filled with happiness, harmony and protection from evil

May it bring calm, tranquil sanctuary, a haven for youth and growth

Provide a home for love and care, and may it never perish or dissolve

Give to them safety, and give to them unity, for they are loved

Let them have peace, happiness and protection

I allowed the candle to burn a little longer before extinguishing it safely, cleared away everything and then lit the incense.


Thutmose IV’s Peristyle Hall
Originally built by Thutmose IV - 1401 BCE to 1391 BCE.
Destroyed by: Amenhotep III - 1390 BCE to 1352 BCE.

“Only four of the pillars composing the peristyle of Thutmose IV remain in situ at Karnak today.  A large section of the peristyle was removed in ancient times during the dismantling of the Thutmose II “festival hall.”  Today, the remains of the structure found during modern work at Karnak have been reconstructed at the temple’s Open Air Museum.  Many of the recovered blocks still have relief scenes accented with vivid red, yellow, green-blue and blue paint.  The raised relief scenes on the pillars depict the king embracing the god Amun.  The inscriptions reference the jubilee (heb-sed) festival of Thutmose IV.”

Photographs taken by kairoinfo4u in Karnak, El-Karnak, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Now that we can buy stable care from the SSO Friends app, there’s no reason you can’t just stand at a gate or person until that area opens or until that person gets more quests


Today in Middle-Earth: The Fellowship pass the Argonath and camp at Parth Galen (February 25th, 3019 T.A.)

 'Behold the Argonath, the Pillars of the Kings!’ cried Aragorn. ‘We shall pass them soon. Keep the boats in line, and as far apart as you can! Hold the middle of the stream!’

As Frodo was borne towards them the great pillars rose like towers to meet him. Giants they seemed to him, vast grey figures silent but threatening. Then he saw that they were indeed shaped and fashioned: the craft and power of old had wrought upon them, and still they preserved through the suns and rains of forgotten years the mighty likenesses in which they had been hewn.