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Karnak Bibliography

This is a great site about the Temple of Karnak. The page has an extensive bibliography. Some items listed are books while others are PDFs that you can download for free. Some of the material is in English while others are in French or German.

Here is the link: Karnak Bibliography

Aset, Auset, Isis, Calendar, Festivals, Heru-sa-Aset, Horus son of Isis

Festivals for Heru-sa-Aset

So I have this book from the library: Perpillou-Thomas, Francoise. Fêtes d’Egypte ptolémaïque et romaine, d’après la documentation papyrologique grecque. (Studia Hellenistica Series 31). Université catholique, 1993, 88-89. It has tons of festivals in it from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods of Egypt.

Harpokratia is for Heru-pa-khered or Horus, the child. This festival is associated with Aset/Isis and Wesir/Sarapis at Tebtynis (in the Fayoum) and with Aset/Isis and Pramarres at Soknopaiou Nesos (also in the Fayoum).

11 to 12 of Tybi
Festival of Heru-sa-Aset/Harpokratia

14 of Tybi
Festival of Heru-sa-Aset/Harpokratia

16 of Tybi
Festival of Heru-sa-Aset/Harpokratia

19 of Tybi*
Festival of Heru-sa-Aset/Harpokratia

14 of Mechir
Festival of Heru-sa-Aset/Harpokratia

*The text lists this date with “11 or 12 of Tybi instead of 19 of Tybi”, so I’m guessing this date is also a festival day for this holiday.

Aset, Auset, Isis, Calendar, Festivals, Rhodophoria

May Festivals for Aset

Here is a reminder about the Aset festivals in May.

2 Shomu/Payni/May

2-Great Festival of the Two Lands
4-Festival of the Birth of Aset
9 of May-Festival of Roses/Rhodophoria
10-Appearance and Procession of Aset, Mistress of Aba
11 of May-Festival of Roses/Rhodophoria
13 of May-Festival of Roses/Rhodophoria
21-Day of the Living Children of Nut
23 of May-Festival of Roses/Rhodophoria
28-Procession and Offerings in Djedu
31 of May to 1 of June-Festival of Roses/Rhodophoria

Calendar, Festivals, Hera

Hera’s Festivals

Hekatombaion/Creteon – July/August

Metageitnion/Diomedeon – August/September

20-Sacrifice to Hera, the Goddess of Charm/Hera Thelchinia

Boedromion/Hippeon – September/October

Pyanepsion/Gereon – October/November

Maimakterion/Hespereon – November/December

Poseideon/Cerbreon – December/January

Gamelion/Nemeaneon – January/February

1 to 30-Month Sacred to Hera
26-Sacred Marriage of Hera and Zeus
27-Festival of Hera Teleia and Zeus Teleios

Anthesterion/Lerneon – February/March

Elaphebolion/Archaedeon – March/April

Mounichion/Erymantheon – April/May

Thargelion/Augeon – May/June

Skirophorion/Stymphaleon – June/July


Parke, H. W. Festivals of the Athenians. London: Thames and Hudson, 1977.