My religion has many creation myths and all of them are true. They tell us about creation. Atum masturbated and Ptah spoke and everything was created. The Celestial Cow as Mut or Hethert or Mehet Weret or Nit gave birth to the sun god Ra and as She spoke everything was created. Aset spoke the Word in the Beginning as did Nit and everything was created.
The other Gods, the air in the form of Shu, moisture in the form of Tefnut; Geb and Nut in the forms of earth and sky. Ma’at and Life in the forms of Ma’at, Tefnut and Shu. Ra, Shu, and the Eye Goddesses gave birth to light. Wesir, Heru Wer, Set, Aset and Nebet Het were born and thus more was created by them.
Do you not see? One became many. Creation cannot exist without differentiation. There are many Netjeru for a reason. For each job to be performed, someone must be equipped to do it. Some of Us have the same job, yet do it differently. To borrow a phrase: Diversity is Our Power; Unity is Our Strength.
All of nature is touched by these Gods and Goddesses. Sunbeams are Ra, Mut, Tefnut, Bast, Sekhmet, Aset and other solar Goddesses. The air you breathe is Shu or Aset. The earth you stand on is Geb.
Brigantia–Her name may mean “Exalted” or “Queenly”. She is the tutelary deity of the Brigantes and is a Romano-British deity who has similarities to Athena/Minerva and Brighid. Her only titles were left in Roman inscriptions on altars. Her titles are Goddess, Heavenly, Nymph-Goddess, and Imperial Guardian. Her symbols were the crown, spear, helmet and shield; a globe, wings of victory and the head of a Gorgon on her brooch. She is a goddess of nature especially water and trees; a protective war deity; a goddess of artisans and their crafts, a lady of sovereignty, a goddess of knowledge, a healing goddess and a heavenly Queen. She may have been a goddess associated with oracles. Like Brighid, she is the goddess of the hearth and home.
Offerings to Her include milk, honey, wine, beer, mead and fruit.
Celtic/Roman and English Epithets
Nymph-Goddess (Goddess of nature associated with waters, trees; healing and oracles)
Tutela Augusta (Imperial Protector/Guardian)
MacGrath, Sheena. Brigantia: Goddess of the North. Lulu, 2015.
The Lady Brigantia
Lady of Wales
Ffraid is Her Name
Lady of the Distaff
and the Spindle;
Weaving is Her trade.
In Ireland, Brighid is Her name
Lady of Hearths and Wells,
Lady of the Hearth-fire, Temples
and Sacred Writing;
These are Her spells.
Brigantia is the Lady of Great Britain
Queen of Heaven,
Lady of the Distaff
Lady of Victory and the Royal Guardian
These are My names.
And this is Who I am.
Hearth and Home
Distaff and Spindle;
These are the implements
when I am Goddess of the Home and Domestic Duties;
This is Who I am.
Warrior Queen, Bearing Arms
when I wear the helmet
and hold the spear and shield.
Lady who dons the Gorgon Head
as a brooch,
when I am Lady of War.
And this is Who I am.
This is Who I am.
For all those who ask for Me.
This is who I am.
I am like Athena, yes.
And Minerva too.
She has a cognate in My name
which is shared with Brighid of Ireland and Wales.
Mothers’ Night (Modranecht) is a holiday celebrating the Mothers, a group of ancestral, prosperity and abundance-giving goddesses called the Disir or Matronae. This celebration was on the eve of the Winter Solstice.
Frigga (Frigg) is associated with the Disir/Matronae and is honored on this night. (Freyja can also be honored here too, but this is about Frigga, so).
Frigga (Frigg) is the Germanic Goddess of the home, hearth, family, childbirth, weaving, spinning, craft-work, artisans, wisdom, folk magic and fate. She is the Queen of Asgard, First of the Goddesses, Mother of the Gods, Queen of Heaven, Wife of Odin, and Mother of Baldr. She is a seeress as well and is the only one besides Odin himself who can sit on Hlidskjalf and see throughout all the Nine Realms.
She is also the Goddess of the Ancestral Mothers (Disir) and Norns. She weaves the clouds and thus, the weather. She is the Goddess of the Orion’s Belt.
The first project is Queen of the Hearth: An Anthology for Frigga. This is an anthology for the Norse goddess Frigg (Frigga), the Queen of Asgard, Mother of Baldr, Wife of Odin and the First of the Goddesses! This anthology has an essay, rituals, poetry, a festival calendar and titles of the goddess!
The first project is She Who Speaks Through Silence: An Anthology for Nephthys. This is an anthology for Nebet Het (Nephthys), the Sister of Aset (Isis), Wife of Set (Seth) and Mother of Yinepu (Anubis). This anthology has modern rituals, poetry, essays/articles and a fiction story. The formatting is almost complete!
The third project is FlamingLioness:AncientHymnsforEgyptianGoddesses. This is a collection of ancient hymns to different Eye of Ra Goddesses. So far I have hymns to: Aset/Isis, Nebet Het/Nephthys, Hethert/Hathor, Tefnut, Sekhmet, Mut, Menhyt, Nit/Neith, Nut/Nuit and Seshat. It’s in the proofreading stages!
So I have three projects that I am working on intensively at the moment. One of them is Mother of Magic: Ancient Hymns for Aset. This book has hymns from Philae, Dendera, Soknopaiou Nesos, Shanhur and some New Kingdom texts. There is also an updated festival calendar and epithets list. I’m waiting on the cover artist.
The other project is Flaming Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Egyptian Goddesses. This is a collection of ancient hymns to different Eye of Ra Goddesses. So far I have hymns to: Aset/Isis, Nebet Het/Nephthys, Hethert/Hathor, Tefnut, Sekhmet, Mut, Menhyt, Nit/Neith and Seshat. I’m still collecting other material and waiting on some permissions.
The third project is She Who Speaks Through Silence: An Anthology for Nephthys. This is an anthology for Nebet Het (Nephthys), the Sister of Aset (Isis). This anthology has ancient hymns, a festival calendar, an epithets list, modern rituals, poetry, essays/articles and a fiction story. I’m adding more epithets and I’m almost done with the final edits.