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Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays : November 24th: Reuniting Isis and Osiris, Offerings to Sekhmet, A Celtic Tree Month Ends


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
Month: October
Color: Grass Green
Class: Shrub
Letter: NG
Meaning: Upsets or surprises




Ancient Calendar& Pagan Holidays: July 19: Adonis & an Egyptian New Year

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?





Ancient Calendar: Osiris, Rune Ur: July 14, 2010

The Ancient Egyptian’s would have celebrated the birthday of Osiris today. One of the most popular gods of Egypt, he ended up becoming the God of the Underworld, proving to Egyptians that there was life after death, and promising them renewed life under his protection and domain.


The Runic half-month of of Ur starts today. Ur stands for strength and new beginnings, so for those looking to venture out for a new start, or are in need of extra help, now is the time to proceed.




Pagan Holidays for April 2, 2010

Our Ancient Celtic Ancestors made this day sacred to Elena, their Goddess whom is also known as Helen, representing that of the Holy Road. In the King Author stories, she was named Elaine.

On this day in Egyptian Calendar, our beloved Osiris goes forth from the Mountain. And I’d like to quote something from my favorite book……

The doors of perception open; what was hidden has been revealed. It is myself I see and a thousand colors swirling in liquid light. I am where the sun sets below the mountains. I am in this body. I am that star rising above the clouds hung by a thread from its ocean moon. Hail myself traversing eternity walking among the gods, a shuttle flying across the loom through the threads of time. This is all one place, one cloth: a man’s life endures. On earth flowers grow, snakes crawl and wisdom lies in the palm of a hand. All that is will be—hawks and sparrows, the thousand lives within.

I have come home. I have entered humanhood, bound to rocks and plants, men and women, rivers and sky. I shall be with you in this and other worlds. When the cat arches in the doorway, think of me. I have sometimes been like that. When two men greet each other in the street, I am there speaking to you. When you look up, know I am there—sun and moon pouring my love around you. All these things I am, portents, images, signs. Though apart, I am a part of you. One million things in the universe, I am the universe, too. You think I disguise myself as rivers and trees simply to confuse you? Whatever I am, woman, cat or lotus,the same god breathes in every body. You and I together are a single creation. neither death nor spite nor fear nor ignorance stops my love for you.

May we come and go in and out of heaven through the gates of starlight. As the houses of earth fill with dancing and song, so filled are the houses of heaven. I com, in truth. I sail a long a river and row back again. It is joy to breathe under the stars. I am the sojourner destined to walk a thousand years until I arrive at myself.

Chapter 67 Hymn to Osiris

Awakening Osiris

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Translated by Normandi Ellis

May you all have a magical Sunday.




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Pagan Holiday for November 13th, 2009


Friday, November 13th, 2009


Whoo hoo!!!! It’s Friday the 13th!



Friday belongs to Frigga or Venus—Goddess of love and transformation.

Friday is a great day to deal with matters or magical workings concerning:

Family life, friendship, growth, harmony, love, romance, passion.

Friday belongs to the planet Venus and the element of fire.


November 13th is the day of:

The Roman festival of Epulum Jovis


Rome celebrated a festival honoring Feronia on this day as well.


Egyptians honor Isis again today.


the Runic half month of Nyd begins.



Lots Going on in Rome Today!



Today they would hold a Festival of Epulum Jovis which was a formal banquet in Capitola where the members of the Senate and Magistrates of Rome would attend.  The banquet was in honor of Jupiter, Juno, & Minerva.

Now while they were doing that, there was another festival going on that honored Feronia. She just happens to be the Goddess of flowers and of the pleasures of youth.

Now if you lived in Rome and wanted to drop off an offering of flowers and the seasons first fruits for Feronia, you would simple trot on over the the foot of Mount Soracte in Etruria because that’s where it was.


Today in Egypt, we are not done with Isis yet!

Now remember Isis started her journey yesterday searching for the body of her brother/husband Osiris. Well, today, we give Isis the chance to mourn and grieve for him.



Runes, Runes, Runes!


Today begins the Runic half month of Nyd. That means, we need to get it together and do our Winter preparations.



Well folks, that’s it for today. I was too lazy to grab links for further reading because I have a kid that was up all night sick. So, with that being said…my lazy ol’ butt leaves with all of the above—wishing you a fabulous Friday the 13th!

Pagan Holiday for Nov. 6th 2009

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Friday represents Friggs, or Venus, the Goddess of love & transformation

Today is

the celebration of the Babylonian Goddess Tiamat’s birth


the Observance of the Djed Pillars of Egypt


A little about Tiamat

Tiamat is the Babylonian Goddess of creation. Her name means ‘the sea’ and she is the Goddess of the primordial ocean. It is said that Tiamat brought order when there was nothing but chaos (before creation).

Tiamat also gave birth to the Grandparents of Enki –God of the Sea & Anu—God of the Sky.

Enki discovered a horrible plot by Anu, who planned to destroy and kill all of the other Gods. So Enki murdered Anu in an attempt to stop him.

Tiamat seemed to lose her mind over this. She created legions of Supernatural Warriors. Some were half man, half scorpion, some were even half storms—just to name a couple.  By Tiamat’s anger, they set out to destroy Enki but it didn’t work.  When Enki destroyed the last of them, he then attacked Tiamat, slicing her in half and killing her. From there he stole the Tablets of Destiny that are said to hold the decrees of the Elder Gods and the forces of the universe.

The stories of Tiamat vary and unfortunately change throughout man. For instance, I have read where Tiamat is murdered by Marduk and then by her blood, he creates the Heavens, Earth and the first man.  So here are a few links to begin your research if you would like, and then you can decide for yourself.



Babylonian Creation Myth—very good page

In some Myths, Tiamat was a Dragon





The Observance of the Djed Pillars


Today we celebrate the raising of the Djed pillars. If you have been to Egypt or have studied their history, you can easily see that these pillars are everywhere. They also seem to predate pre-dynastic times.

According to the very famous and highly misunderstood Book of the Dead, these pillars symbolize Osiris’s backbone. That’s according to Budge who wrote The Book of the Dead, though.

They look like an upright column with 3 or 4 cross members—by what I gather as it is raised, then such is the case with Osiris.


For More Images

However, the Djed Pillars did not always stand for Osiris. In the beginning they stood for fertility and Egyptians would tie grain at the top.

I can certainly see how that would have been adapted into the Osiris’s myths then. Did Isis not raise Osiris in order to conceive from him a child, an heir of Egypt? Horus.




Here are some awesome links if you would like to further your research.

The Concept of the Djed Symbol (with illustrations)

Osiris Djed (illustrations)


Well folks, I hope you enjoyed today’s Pagan Days at the Pagan & the Pen. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more!

& thanks to the links above and Pagan Daybook!