Aset, Auset, Isis, Freyja, Frigga, Goddesses, Hera, Publications

New BA Devotional: Mantle of Stars

mantle of stars

I have a few poems published in this devotional dedicated to the Queen of Heaven. The Publications page has been updated.

Here is a page about the devotional: A Mantle of Stars: A Devotional for the Queen of Heaven

To purchase this item from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina store: A Mantle of Stars: A Devotional for the Queen of Heaven

To purchase this item from Amazon: A Mantle of Stars: A Devotional for the Queen of Heaven

Aset, Auset, Isis, Festivals, Links, Tamara Siuda

Happy Moomas!

Happy Establishment of the Celestial Cow! (also affectionately called, Moomas since it is close to Christmas). Rev. Tamara Siuda has a great blog post about this festival here: Winter Holidays: This One Goes up to Eleven.

The Celestial Cow Goddess for this festival is normally Hethert-Nut, Hethert, Nut or Mehet Weret. Since Aset can also be a Celestial Cow Goddess, as Aset-Nut or Aset-Mehet Weret, I’m going to celebrate Aset as the Celestial Cow for this festival.

I’m going to offer water and candles for Her to represent the starry heavens and the waters of creation.

Hail Aset-Nut
Hail Aset-Mehet Weret
Hail Aset, the Heavenly Cow
Hail, Aset, Blessed Lady
Please be with us tonight.

Aset, Auset, Isis, Festivals, Isidora Forrest, Links

Heru-sa-Aset Born on December 25?

Priestess and author, Isidora Forrest has a wonderful post detailing the reason why Heru-sa-Aset’s birthday is celebrated on December 25 (Hint: Look in Plutarch). Here is the article: Isis, Osiris, Horus and the Holy Day of December 25.

The Kemetic Festival dates for the birth of Heru-sa-Aset (Horus son of Isis) are different.

The celebration of Giving Birth of Aset, Mother of God is from 4 Peret days 4-21 which is in March or April depending on the Kemetic calendar (1). And the Kemetic date of the festival titled the Birthday of Heru-sa-Aset (Horus son of Isis) is not on the Winter Solstice (I can’t remember the exact date off the top of my head). And there is also a Greek/Roman festival of Aset Births Heru-sa-Aset/Isis Births Horus the Younger on 4 Peret Day 28.

Notes

(1) El-Sabban, Sherif. Temple Festival Calendars of Ancient Egypt. (Wiltshire: Liverpool University Press, 2000), 176.

Athena, Festivals

Festivals of Athena

From Here: Baring the Aegis by Elani Temperance
http://baringtheaegis.blogspot.nl/p/festivals-by-month.html
Monthly Holy Days
First Decad – Waxing Moon – Mên Histámenos
1. Noumenia – Selene, Apollon Noumenios, Zeus Herkios and Ktesios, Hestia, and the other Theoi of the Household
3. Tritomênís – Athena

Second Decad – Middle Moon – Mên Mesôn
13. (3.) Athena

Third Decad – Waning Moon – Mên Phthínôn
23. (-8) Athena

Hekatombaion (Ἑκατομϐαιών) – Creteon – July/August

16 / 15-16 – Sunoikia – community festival in Athens. Sacred to Athena. Two-day celebration every other year.

23-30 – Panathanaia – main celebration on the twenty-eighth in honor of Athena. Greater held in the third year of each Olympiad, Lesser held annually for fewer days.

Metageitnion (Μεταγειτνιών) – Diomedeon – August/September

12 – Sacrifice to Athena Polias

Boedromion (Βοηδρομιών) – Hippeon – September/October

2 – Niketeria – festival in honor of Athena

27 – Sacrifice to Athena at Atic deme of Teithras

Pyanepsion (Πυανεψιών) – Gereon – October/November

19-21? Apatouria – paternity festival. The first day (Dorpia) was celebrated with a communal feast within the brotherhood, the second day (‘Anarrhusis’) sacrifice were made to Zeus Phratrios and Athena Phratria, and the third day (‘Koureotis’) young boys admitted to their father’s brotherhood.

30 – Khalkeia – Festival in honor of Athena and Hephaestus.

Maimakterion (Μαιμακτηριών) – Hespereon – November/December

Poseideon (Ποσειδεών) – Cerbreon – December/January

Gamelion (Γαμηλιών) – Nemeaneon – January/February

9 – Sacrifice to Athena at Erchia

Anthesterion (Ἀνθεστηριών) – Lerneon – February/March

Elaphebolion (Ἑλαφηϐολιών) – Archaedeon – March/April

Mounichion (Μουνιχιών) – Erymantheon – April/May

Thargelion (Θαργηλιών) – Augeon – May/June

Between 20 and 25 – Kallunteria – spring cleaning of the Temple of Athena

25 – Plynteria – festival of washing, where the statue of Athena was removed from the city of Athens to be cleaned. Auspicious day.

Skirophorion (Σκιροφοριών) – Stymphaleon – June/July

3 – Arrephoria – festival in honor of Athena; or, Arretophoria. Ending of the priestess term at the temple of Athena, for young handmaidens
3 – Sacrifice to Athena Polias
12 – Skirophoria – festival in honor of Athena
28/29 (last day) – Sacrifice to Zeus the Savior and Athene the Savior