Lots going on in Ancient Egypt today, which happens to be one of my favorite cultures. I also think its fitting because this month is Women’s Empowerment Month here at P&P.
One thing Egypt has is very strong and empowered women. In fact, one of the things that I admired most of this culture was the fact that their women didn’t cling to any Great Gods to save them but rather took matters into their own hands and saved themselves.
We have seen a lot of Sekhmet and today is no different. Once again, because she is most deserving, she’s honored in Egypt. Sekhmet was not only testament to all women–being a strong warrior and protector, but she also brought the Dead cake and wine in the Underworld daily.
Also today in Egypt, there will be a festival of Isis. Now Isis was the Goddess of many things (why she is called the Goddess of a Thousand Names) but today she is remembered for being the Patron of Women, Children, Magic, and Medicine.
So on this day, whether you are Pagan or not, perhaps you could take some time to yourself…let your mind heal, so to speak and get in touch with your inner Goddess—the real woman that lives inside of you. Maybe you can see your children with new eyes and you’re importance to them. Remember that you are their protector and Patron. Remember that your love has the power to change the world you live in….because when it comes down to it, it is your world. Remember that magic isn’t divining tools and cauldrons but something that lives inside of you—energy. And that you can make anything happen no matter what the odds.
Today happens to be the birthday of Sumerian Goddess Inanna. She is the princess of Earth & the Queen of Heaven.
In Egypt, we are celebrating the Advent of Isis. Most of you know Isis as being the Goddess of love, fertility, and much more. She was the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus.
Now, today is also known as Terrestrial Perihelion. You’re probably saying ‘What?”.
Well the ‘what’ is that Earth will come as close as it ever will to the Sun today during it’s orbit. Now how many of you knew that? Well, now ya do!
The Feast of Burning Lamps will be held in Ancient Egypt today. This is an observance of Isis and Osiris. Today, they are reunited again after Osiris’s death and Isis’s long journey in search of his body and securing Egypt an heir.
Also in Egypt today, if you have offerings for Sekhmet, then this is the day to drop it off. Remember, she feeds the dead in the Underworld, so making an offering of wine and cake to her today is more than respectful.
The Celtic Tree Month of Ngetal Ends today
Recapping, and throwing another well maintained and informative site into the spotlight:
Ngetal – Reed
Color: Grass Green
Meaning: Upsets or surprises
Adonis was the beloved of Aphrodite. However, during a hunting accident, he was killed by a boar. Aphrodite lost her mind over this, as any lover would. So, pleading and begging Zeus to return him, he compromised. Waving his Godly hand, or however them Gods there do it, *winks* he made it so that Adonis would spend half the year in the light with Aphrodite, and the other half in the darkness of the Underworld with Persephone. So today, in Ancient Greek calendar, Adonis’s travels would mark the mid point of the half year.
In Egypt, This would have been the New year, but also the wedding anniversary of our dearest Isis and Osiris. How neat is that?