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Festivals for Aset in February

3 Peret/Pamenot/February
1 to 8-Feast of Aset
5 of February-Festival of Isis
10-Procession of Nesert
29-Adoration of Aset of Many Names/Proskynema of Isis of Many Names
30-Festival of Aset in Busiris

 

I’d just celebrate the last two festivals on the 28th of February or move it to March 1 and 2nd..

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Aset Festivals for December

I apologize for the tardiness.  My hand has been sprained for the last two to three weeks.  It’s much better and I should be completely healed by the end of the week.  So yay! 

Without further delay, here are the festivals of Aset for December!  Enjoy!

1 Peret/Tybi/December
1 to 8-Feast of Aset
1-Festival of the Foundation of the Temple of the Goddess Aset, of the Beautiful Arms (Isis Nephremmis), the Great
7-Coming of Aset from Phoenicia
8-Festival of Isis Pharia
14-Weeping of Aset and Nebet Het
19 of 1 Peret to 4 of 2 Peret-Festival of Navigation of Aset to Isheru
22-Feast of the Two Goddesses (Aset and Nebet Het)
Winter Solstice-Seeking of Wesir
25-Establishment of the Celestial Cow, Descent of the Dove
25 of December-Rites of Aset/Kikellia

 

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Festivals of Nut

So all of the dates are from the various ancient Egyptian calendars.  I included some with just epithets listed which I thought pertained to Nut such as “Lady of Stars” and some may pertain to Hethert-Nut (Hathor-Nut) rather than just Nut.

Monthly Festivals

6th Lunar Day–Sacred to Nut

28th Lunar Day–Going forth of Nut

1st Akhet/Thoth/August
1-Wep Ronpet: New Year: Opening of the Year
4-Feast of Nut
7-Day of Welcoming the Rising of the River
11-Procession of the Great Flame (Eye of Ra)
13-Feast of Nut
14-Feast of Nut
14-Speech of Weret Hekau/Magician
22-Speech of Weret Hekau/Magician

2nd Akhet/Paopi/September

3rd Akhet/Hethara/October
3-Speech of Nut, the Great

4th Akhet/Koiak/November
4-Speech of Nut, Who Gave Birth to the Gods
21-Speech of Nut, the Great, the Mother of God
24-Speech of Nut, Lady of Heaven

1 Peret/Tybi/December
15-Speech of Nut
25-Establishment the Celestial Cow, Descent of the Dove

2 Peret/Mechir/January
30-Speech of Nut, the Great, Who Gave Birth to the Gods

3 Peret/Pamenot/February
8-Speech of Nut
10-Procession of Neseret
17-Speech of Weret Hekau/Magician
18-Feast of Nut, Who Counts the Days
19-Birthday of Nut
22-Speech of Nut, Lady of Heaven

4 Peret/Parmuthi/March
2-Speech of Nut
20-Speech of the Lady of the Solar Rays
21-Speech of the Lady of the Sycamore

1 Shomu/Pachons/April
3-Speech of Nut
8-Speech of Nut, Lady of Heaven
23-Speech of Nut

2 Shomu/Payni/May
20-Speech of the Lady of Stars
28-Speech of Nut

3 Shomu/Epiphi/June
15-Speech of Nut
23-Speech of the Uraeus
26-Speech of the Lady of Light

4 Shomu/Mesore/July
5-Feast of Nut, Speech of the Lady of Light
7-Speech of the Lady of Divine Liquor
9-Speech of the Lady of the Horizon
10-Speech of the Lady of the Mirror
18-Speech of the Lioness
24-Speech of the Lady of Heaven

Sources

Bakir, Abd el-Mohsen. The Cairo Calendar No. 86637. Cairo, 1966.

Brier, Bob. Ancient Egyptian Magic. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1980.

Cauville, Sylvie. Dendara XV: Traduction: Pronaos de Temple d’Hathor. Peeters, 2012.

Ellis, Normandi. Feasts of Light: Celebrations for the Seasons of Life based on the Egyptian Goddess Mysteries. Quest Books, 1999.

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

Morgan, Mogg.  The Wheel of the Year in Ancient Egypt.  (Mandrake of Oxford, 2011), 177 and 208.

Siuda, Tamara. The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook. Illinois: Stargazer Design, 2009.

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Reminder Post: Festivals for Aset for the month of August

This is my festival calendar specifically for Aset.

1st Akhet/Thoth/August
1-New Year; Feast of Aset
1 to 15-Manifestation Feast of Every God and Every Goddess
2-Festival of the Birth of Aset
3-Festival of the Birth of Aset/Amesysia
4-Festival of the Birth of Aset
6-Day of Renewal
8-Festival of the Birth of Aset/Amesysia
10-Appearance and Procession the Night of Aset; Festival and Procession of Aset
11-Procession of Aset
12-Appearance and Procession of Aset
12 of August-Festival of the Lights of Aset/Lychnapsia
19-Procession and Purification of Aset, of the Beautiful Arms (Isis Nephremmis) and Heru-sa-Aset (Harpokrates)
20-Feast of Aset-Renenutet, Sobek and Heru-sa-Aset
22-Speech of Weret Hekau
25-Festival of the Birth of Aset
26-Feast of Aset, the Eldest Sister/Shemsety
27 of August-Festival of the Birth of Aset/Amesysia
28 to 30 of August-Festival of the Birth of Aset

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Quick Post: Festivals of Aset for June

So here is a quick post about the festivals of Aset for the month of June.

3 Shomu/Epiphi/June
2-Great Feast of the Two Lands
4-Conception of Heru-sa-Aset
12-Procession of Aset and Celebration of the Marriage Contract of Aset
14 of June-Night of the Teardrop of Aset
21-One Who Makes Lamentation Before Aset, the Beautiful, the Great Goddess
22-Feast of Entry of Aset
26 of 3 Shomu to 15 of 4 Shomu-Festival of the Birth of Aset, with the Beautiful Throne (Isis Nepherses), the Great Goddess
28-Appearance of Sopdet
30-Burning the Widow’s Flame

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So, I have thinky thoughts

So, I’ve been thinking about festival cycles and how to come up with a good cutic practice for Aset.

Obviously there are Feasts, Festivals and Processions of Aset. But there are also cycles. Yearly cycles. I’ve been looking at the worship of the Virgin Mary recently and she has feasts year-round and a monthly feast on the 21st of each month in the Coptic Orthodox Church. And these feasts are all about her life (birth, temple, immaculate conception, Theotokos, her mourning of Jesus etc).

This got me thinking about the yearly cycle of Aset life I did here: Aset’s Yearly Cycle and how I could build something from it.

She has tons of holidays and some of them are more low-key celebrations like for Feasts of Aset you could offer Her a feast or for Processions they could be oracle or divination times (unless they are specifically for Wesir, maybe). But Her Mythic Cycle is the point. Her stories are the point. These are Her Mysteries.

I think the holidays that need to have a separate festival ritual done for them are only a few times a year. Looking at Her divine relationships and Her stories and Her cycles, I’d have to say Her High Holy Days could be:

Natural Cycles
1-New Year (Sopdet appears and inundation)
12 to 24-Festival of Roses/Rhodophoria
20-Procession of the Goddess of Heaven Goes South to the Road (Sopdet; half-way point)

Her Mythic Life Cycle
4 to 21-Aset, Mother of God Gives Birth to Heru-sa-Aset
8 to 16-Festival of the Marriage of Aset, with the Beautiful Throne (Isis Nepherses), the Great Goddess
9 to 26-Entering the Temple of Aset-Shentayet (not sure if this is redundant as the Mysteries are in the same month)
18-30-Mysteries of Wesir
26 of 3 Shomu to 15 of 4 Shomu-Festival of the Birth of Aset, with the Beautiful Throne (Isis Nepherses), the Great Goddess (and a ritual can be adapted to be used for the other Birth of Aset festivals throughout the year)
2-Aset Luminous: Procession of Aset, the Brilliant, Mother of God (searching for Wesir; bright goddess festival)
Extra Day 4-Birth of Aset

I’m not sure what to do with these either. They aren’t Her Myth cycle or natural phenomena, but Her stellar and solar aspects and light aspects are very important.

Bright Festivals
Her Various Birth Festivals Throughout the Year
5 to 6 of March-Navigation of Aset/Isidis Navigium
21-Sacred Festival of Aset of Pharos (Isis Pharia)
25 of April-Sacrifice to Aset of Pharos (Isis Pharia)/Sacrum Phariae
26 of 3 Shomu to 15 of 4 Shomu-Festival of the Birth of Aset, with the Beautiful Throne (Isis Nepherses), the Great Goddess
28-Appearance of Sopdet
30-Burning the Widow’s Flame
2-Aset Luminous: Procession of Aset, the Brilliant, Mother of God

Here is a link to the festival calendar if anyone wants to see it: Aset Holidays.