Books, Links, Polytheism

Link: New Book Out and Interview

Dr. Wendi Wilkerson has published a book about polytheism. From the synopsis:
Walking With The Gods is the result of Dr. Wilkerson’s 3-year long ethnographic survey of 120 contemporary Western polytheists that offers a startling, intimate and detailed view of this emerging religious practice and raises important theological questions about our culture’s assumptions regarding Deity, faith, religion, nature, and humanity’s relationship with each.

Paperback: Walking with the Gods

Smashwords: Walking with the Gods

Interview with the author: Walking With The Gods – An Interview

Aset, Auset, Isis, Athena, Festivals, Hera, Polytheism

I found a possible Festival of Hera Teleia

So I found an article about Aset/Isis (You’re shocked, I’m sure!) and within it, the author spoke of Isis and Hera syncretism.

4 Peret/Parmuthi/March
11-Festival of Hera Teleia

The article also says that this is a festival of Isis, but that she’s assimilated with Hera, so I’m not sure if this is an Isis festival, a Hera Teleia Festival or an Isis-Hera Teleia festival.

It also mentioned a triad of Zeus, Hera and Athena being honored. Hera also has an epithet called Hera of the Great Throne.


Bricault, Laurent. “Un trône pour deux.” Mythos. Numero 3, n. s., 2009, pp. 131-142. The festival itself is on page 136.

Ancient Texts, Aset, Auset, Isis, Hymns

Prayer to Aset

Prayer to Aset

Come to me, O Goddess of the Gods
You Who have the utmost power
Who reign over all things in the world,
You Who protect all the Gods
O Aset, listen to me benevolently.

Gasparro, Giulia Sfameni. “The Hellenistic Face of Isis: Cosmic and Saviour Goddess” in Nile into Tiber: Egypt in the Roman World: Proceedings of the IIIrd International Conference of Isis Studies, Leiden, May 11-14 2005. Laurent Bricault, Miguel John Versluys and Paul G. P. Meyboom, ed. Brill, 2006; page 70.

Ancient Texts, Aset, Auset, Isis, Aset-Serqet, Auset-Serqet, Isis-Selkis, Books, Nebet Het, Nephthys

Aset’s Aspects per 2 Temples

At the Temple of Aset at Giza Pyramid, Aset is honored as Aset-Meskhenet, Aset the Scorpion, Aset-Serqet, Aset-Hethert and Aset, the Lady of the Pyramid.

At the Temple of Aset at Shanhur, Aset is honored as Aset, the Great Goddess, Mut (or Aset-Mut), Nebet Het Nebet Ihy (or Aset-Nebet Het Nebet Ihy), and Aset, the Great, Mother of God.


Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils. The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. Peeters, 2003. pages 47-48 among others.

Zivie-Coche, Christiane M. Giza au Primier Millenaire: Autour du Temple d’Isis Dame des Pyramides. Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1991. pages 41 and 223-225.

Ancient Texts, Hymns, Khnum

Khnum, Lord of Esna

Here is a great article on Khnum and Nit of the Temple of Esna (linked at the bottom). The Temple of Esna was called “Temple of the Two Souls” and Khnum’s Temple was called “Temple of the Father” while Nit’s Temple was called “Temple of the Mother”.

Khnum/Khnum-Ra Epithets
Earliest Primordial God
Good Protector
Lord of Esna
Lord of the Field
Lord of Life
Who Causes the Vegetation to Germinate
Who Creates All Beings
Who Creates the Gods and Forms Human Beings
Who Enlightens Egypt with His Rays
Who Exists at the Beginning
Who Keeps Creation Alive
Who Measures the Fields
Who is in His Great Place


4 Akhet
1 to 6-Festival(s) (Article does not say which ones)

3 Peret
1-Festival of Installation of the Potter’s Wheel and Festival of Raising Heaven

3 Shomu
13-Festival of the Visit of the Goddess Nit
20-Festival of the Victory of Khnum-Ra

Hallof, Jochen. “Esna”. UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. 2011.

Ancient Texts, Aset, Auset, Isis, Calendar, Devotional Practice, Festivals, Hymns, Polytheism, Shrine, Sobek, Sebek

Festival in a Hymn

There are two festivals listed for Aset/Isis in the Third Greek Hymn of to Isis-Hermouthis by Isidoros in the Piam/Phiom region.

The hymn mentions that sacrifices, libations, and offerings were given to Aset, Heru and Sobek during the twentieth of the month of Pakhon and Thoth.

So on the Festival of Aset, Heru-sa-Aset and Sobek during the 20 of both Thoth (1 Akhet) and Pakhons (1 Shomu) give offerings, libations and sacrifices to the Gods.

Ancient Texts, Aset, Auset, Isis

Offering to Aset/Isis

O Goddess, clad in linen,
Who governs the fertile black land of Egypt
Honor these offerings with Your presence;
this cake, these couple of geese,
this ointment, these wild figs,
these dried raisins, and this incense
are already on the altar.
You have protected Damis
from the dangers of the sea;
if you will also deliver him from poverty,
he will offer You a fawn with gilded horns.

An Epigram in the Anthology of Constantine Cephalus

Sir John Gardner Wilkinson. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians. Volume 4. (Stanford University Libraries, 1847), 386.