Pharia and Rhodophoria

Yesterday, was the Aset of the Pharos Lighthouse/Isis Pharia Festival and today is the Rhodophoria (Festival of Roses)!

I hope everyone is having a great time! For the Aset of the Pharos Lighthouse/Isis Pharia Festival, you could offer water, light candles in your shrine and offer food and drink offerings to the Goddess. Offer Her a feast in Her honor.

For the Rhodophoria festival, offer Aset and Wesir red roses (or other red flowers if you can’t offer roses). You could make a garland of roses for your head or drape them over the shrine. And if you can offer to the military dead or warrior dead as this was a festival to honor them as well.

Here is my previous post about the Rhodophoria.

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Rest in Peace, Terence DuQuesne

This post has alerted me to some sad news: May Wepwawet Open the Beautiful Way in the West for Him.

Terence DuQuesne has passed away.

I did not know him, but I have read many of his works. He was an Egyptologist who seemed to specialize in the Jackal Deities of Egypt especially Wepwawet, Anubis and Anupet, among others. Due to his ground-breaking work on the subject-prolific writings spanning decades-many know more about Wepwawet and other Jackal Deities than they ever did before. His work will inspire and inform many future generations.

He published many books and articles. Among them are Black and Gold God, Jackal at the Shaman’s Gate, Jackal Divinities Volume 1, and Anubis and the Spirits of the West.

Other of his works include:

DuQuesne, Terence. The Salakhana Trove: Votive Stelae and Other Objects from Asyut. London: Darengo Publications, 2009.

DuQuesne, Terence. Anubis, Upwawet and Other Deities: Personal Worship and Official Religion in Ancient Egypt. The Egyptian Museum of Cairo, 2008.

DuQuesne, Terence. “Exalting the God: Processions of Upwawet in Asyut in the New Kingdom”. Discussions in Egyptology, Vol. 57. 2003, pp. 21-46.

DuQuesne, Terence. “The Great Goddess and her Companions in Middle Egypt”. Mythos und Ritual. Festschrift für Jan Assmann zum 70. Geburtstag. 2008.

He was also a poet and published some poetry anthologies.
His books are listed here: Darengo Publications

The sky has an extra star tonight and always.

Hail to you, you imperishable star.

A thousand of bread
A thousand of beer
A thousand of every good thing
for your Ka.
May you ascend to the stars
shining brightly among the Gods.

We are the Argo

Voices. Cannons bursting through the air, booming like thunder. Waves crashing against the ship. A man pulled away by the scrape of his neck from wreckage as waves hit the bow.

Voices called out to me. “We are the Argo.” A woman’s voice. I asked her if I could make a post. She said,”Yes.”

I don’t know much else. I know about the legendary ship the Argo which was designed by Athena, its crew blessed by Hera and it was finally consecrated to Poseidon. I know of the ship which took Jason and the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece.

I don’t know if this was the Legendary Ship Itself, ancestors from which the myth was based or another ship with the name Argo which fought in some war or against some enemy with cannons.

Hail to the ship and its crew.

What is remembered, lives.