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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: 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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