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Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: June 18th: A Fertility God for Men

 

Usually in Ancient Civilizations, fertility and it’s God or Goddess, seems directed towards women. Not in Ancient Egypt, though and on this day, in their history, we find Min, the oldest of all fertility gods in their Pantheon. Min gave men the power to become fathers.

Now, if you dive into Egyptian History, you soon realize that most Gods and even Goddesses have human bodies but the heads of animals. Only a few do not. Min is actually one who doesnt, or , that is,most of the time, doesn’t.

He is mostly draw with an erection and his arm turned up and hand inside a flail shaped like a V.

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Sometimes, its believed he was another aspect of Horus. Given the way he was drawn, there does seem to be a connection– as Horus’s father was drawn in much the same colors when he past into the underworld.

And then, there are Hymms such as these…

"Min, Lord of the Processions, God of the High Plumes, Son of Osiris and Isis, Venerated in Ipu…"

Other writings claim Min is a sibling of Horus and Anubis.

Ancient Calendar: Ancient Egypt: July 12, 2010

 

Sokar is a funerary god of Ancient Egypt. He was drawn as a man with the head of a hawk and today, in Ancient History, Egyptians had a holiday in his honor at his temple.

Also, in Ancient Egypt, today would have been the Festival of the Estate of Ptah. Ptah happened to be the first of all Egyptian Gods and happened to be the creator of the world. Egypt is the broken and combined word–Het Ka Ptah–meaning The House of the Spirit of Ptah.

Source: Pagan Days.

 

 

Monday (moon day) is the day of the Moon Goddess, Selene, Luna, & Mani.

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Mondays are an awesome day to take care of matters or magical rituals and spells concerning:

Traveling, memory, one’s instinct, sharpening or increasing Psychic abilities, dreams, healing, home, ancestors and of course, family.

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Monday belongs to the Moon and the Element of Water

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Ancient Calendar: Old Midsummer, Lamps at Zau: June 24, 2010

We have a VERY interesting Ancient Calendar today and it all revolves around herbs, plants, fires, and magic. In ancient calendars past, today was considered to be Old Midsummer day. So if you were trudging through the countryside, it would have been normal to see huge bonfires burning on the top of hills, and or many gatherers out there picking herbs, harvesting plants, and so forth.

See on Midsummer day, the power and healing properties herbs and plants are known to have, are intensified big time! So this day was excellent for grabbing what one needed for potions, spells, healing, and or so on.

This day was also all about celebrating the highest point of the year.  It was a time when the sun and our solar system (celestial sphere) moved equally towards the stationary stars.

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Now off to Ancient Egypt….

In Egypt, there was once a city called Zau (today Sa el-Hagar) located in what is known as the Nile Delta. Once long, long ago, when Egypt was true to their gods & goddesses, a great festival would be had in Zau where all would gather and burn lamps.

If you would like to read more on the Dynasty and those of Zau, I found these links for you:

Sais, Egypt – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zau (Sais)

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Ancient Calendar: May 23, 2010

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Rome would have kicked things off with a Festival called Rosalia, (also a Greek festival, originating there) which was all for the roses, hoping to honor their Goddess of Flowers, youth, pleasures and fruits, named Flora. While that was going on, Rome was also offering up Sacrifices to their god of blacksmith and volcanoes– Vulcan. What a mix, hu?

Today would have been the fifth day of Callynteria in Classical Greece. See Ancient Calendar: May 19th.

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A little announcement. Yes, Ancient Calendar is the same as Pagan Holidays. I just thought this title might be a bit more accurate. We also have our own page, located Ancient Calendar.

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Ancient Calendar: May 19th, 2010

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Wednesday May 19th is all about Callynteria, Egyptian Mystery, and Hathor!

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Athens (Greece) would have been hopping on this day in Ancient History because it was all about  rituals, rites, cleaning, washing, cleansing, and Athena!

The day was called Callynteria, And on this day, a Feast of Adorning would be held in honor of a classical Goddess named Athena. However, this one was not all about partying it down (in which Greeks were known to do). No, it was about going to the Erecththeum, which happened to be the Sacred Sanctuary of Athena, and putting on the cleaning gloves.  Not only did the Sanctuary itself have to be scrubbed from top to bottom, but the Goddess’ statue had to be purified, and her clothes removed and washed.

Only members of the Praxiegidae family could foresee to these duties, rites, and rituals of atonement, along with the Plyntrides–priestesses –women–of the Goddess Athena.

On Plynteria–the actual day of cleaning the statue, no Greek would dare to muck about with business of any matter, either. It was considered very unlucky to do so.

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Now peeking into Ancient Egypt, we have some other interesting things going down. All of which, happens to do with their Goddess Hathor. According to Egyptian Calendar, Hathor returned to the Land of Punt on this day in Ancient History, which broke the hearts of many other Goddesses and caused them indescribable amounts of sadness.

Now, as for the mystery…that would exist with the Land of Punt because to this day, the place baffles the mind of what’s real and what’s surreal. Once mentioned as a trading expedition by  Queen Hatshepsut, there was plenty of record kept proving that it was a real life location, rather than something simply existing in the world of the Gods & Goddesses. Some evidence suggests that it may have been located in present day Somalia, but whatever it was concerning Hathor (if it was something different) and or if this location was correct….remains a mystery.

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A little announcement. Yes, Ancient Calendar is the same as Pagan Holidays. I just thought this title might be a bit more accurate. We also have our own page, located Ancient Calendar.

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