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Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: June 28th: Runic New Year, Hemera, Ra & Nun

 

For those who follow the whisper of the Runes, then pay close attention because today marks the completion of a year…that’s right, the Month of Dag bows it’s head and says good-bye…for now.

 

In other civilizations, Greek to be exact, Hemera was said to be born on this day. Hemera, interesting to me, because Erebus–the God of darkness and primeval chaos was said to be her father and Nyx, her sister, the Goddess of night.

 

Now scanning the distance across oceans of ancient sands, we take a look at Egypt, who would have been celebrating Ra and Nun on this day. According to their calendar, Ra would go forth and make peace with Nun.  Now we know Ra is the Sun God, but most do not know that Nun happens to be the God of primeval waters which existed long before the universe was ever created. Even though the Universe came into existence, Nun still existed, only his waters flowed within the earth and in the deep depths of the Nile.

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Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: June 1: A link between Celtic and Greek Dieties, Rome’s One and not the Other, Ancient World Vampires, Norse Syn and Ancient Egypt

Time to reflect on Celtic lore, for our Ancient Calendar reveals the Celts would have honored what they called, the Hamadryads. The Hamadryads were spirits that lived within the sacred Oak trees .

The name actually came from Greece, but in that culture, had a somewhat different meaning.

In Greek lore, the Hamadryads were not Celtic spirits but, Nymphs. The connection between these two cultures may live within the whole “tree” thing, for it is said that Nymphs were individually born with an attachment to a certain tree.

According to the Greeks, if the tree died, so did the Nymph.

Also, to harm a tree connected to a Nymph was a great crime against Greek Gods.

In fact, their Gods were said to punish anyone who maliciously set out to harm either.


Over in Rome, on June 1st, a festival for two Goddesses named Carna and Cardea would be happening. These two ladies and their purposes intertwined. Goddess Carna overlooked doors and locks, while Cardea overlooked the hinges. Also, Carna protected the larger organs of the body as Cardea protected the innocent while they slept…but from what?

The Strig.

Who were the Strig? A type of Vampire/Demon, who sucked the blood of their victims while they slept.


Today is also the Kalends of June in Ancient Roman Calendars.


 

Now, let us go to the land and culture of the Norse, as they were honoring one of my favorite Goddesses named, Syn. Syn not only aided Fridd, but was also valued as a protector. In order to be granted the protection of Syn, all one had to do was invoke her.

Later, she became known as a protector of those in need of justice and those on trial.


In Ancient Egypt, they are celebrating Maat and Ra, as this is the day they go forth in secret.

Ancient Calendar: June 18, 2010

One of my favorite things about doing Ancient Calendar is that I get to educate myself on a God/Goddess or Legend not on the latest of trends. Today is a good example. And on this day in Ancient History, I give to you…MIN.

Now while we may know the classic Egyptian stories and names of Isis, Osiris, Thoth, Ra, and some others, Min may be one that bogs the mind. However, today was said to be the DAY the Egyptian god Min made his grand appearance in the skies of Egypt.  So maybe we should have a brief study of him now.

 

In short, Min’s tale began in a much more earlier Egypt, and he became famous or important, because he represented fertility. He was often depicted in statues and paintings with an erection, while his spread arms created the shape of a V. Remember, the V shape came to represent women, their sacred sex, and so on.

Now, unlike many other deities who later came and concentrated on WOMEN being given the powers to conceive, Min was quite different. Egyptians, in their grand wisdom, must have realized that the problem with those who are childless may not always be the fault of the woman….

So Min was there to offer MEN his aid with his divine sexual powers of fertility. Men of Egypt knew that Min was in their corner, having the power they needed to make heirs, and that is always important. *winks*

Hope you enjoyed today’s Ancient Calendar…

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Ancient Calendar: June 16, 2010 : Teardrops of Isis

Everyone ready for the Ancient Calendar for today?

Here we go…we ONLY have one, but what a beautiful one it is. I tell ya, those Egyptians might not have partied it up like the Greeks and Romans, but when it came to celebrations or what was sacred, they made it sound as sweet as a whisper…or look as spectacular and breathtaking as a sunset…

Let this evening be NO different…

The Egyptians called it, Night of a Teardrop.

On this night, when the moon rose high in it’s sky, Isis shed one blessed and mournful tear for her beloved, Osiris. That precious tear was then collected into the palm of the Goddess of the River Nile, Satis, in which she placed it within’, causing the Nile to bring forth it’s annual flood. Even in Isis’ pain, something divine came forth.

So, if this night brings tears to your eyes, for whatever reason, know that while the pain might be gruesome, there may still come a blessing from them.

And may Isis bless you all…although I am sure she already has.

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