Aset, Auset, Isis, Shrine

Making a Shrine to Aset

Disclaimer

I honor the Kemetic Aset as opposed to Isis, the trans-cultural Goddess of Ten Thousand Names. So much of this reflects the Kemetic Aset and not necessarily the classical Isis.

Shrine Area

Aset’s shrine should be kept in private area (or as private area as you can make it). Place the shrine on top of a table or bookshelf or dresser or other flat surface.

Shrine items

    blue or white altar cloth
    image or statue of Aset
    blue or white candle/plain beeswax candle
    incense burner/oil diffuser
    myrrh or frankincense incense or essential oil
    blue or white offering bowl for water libations
    a pitcher for water libations

Myrrh, Kyphi and frankincense are traditional Kemetic scents. Aset seems to like Myrrh from me, but YMMV. Floral scents seem to go over well with Her.

Sacred Animals

You can place images or figurines of Her theophanies (sacred animals) on Her shrine.

    kite/falcon/hawk
    lioness
    female spotted-leopard
    cobra
    scorpion
    female hippopotamus
    cow
    female pig
    female vulture
    Nile tilapia fish (as Hatmehyt)


Offerings

    Water
    Milk
    Beer
    Sweet Wine; Riesling Wine; Mead/Honey Wine;
    Apple Cider
    Fruit Juices
    Strawberries/Blueberries
    Fruits and Vegetables
    Smoothies
    Kefir
    Pastries; cookies and cakes
    chocolate
    chicken or beef (occasionally)
    flowers, especially roses
    jewelry

Taboos

    pork
    fish; any seafood
    beef (Herodotus mentions this. I’d ask Her before offering)


Disposal of Offerings

    Eat them
    With wine or water, you can leave it to evaporate on the Shrine and pour it out as a libation when done.
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