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We Walk With You

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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.

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Happy Brigantia/Imbolc!

Brighid by Brigid Ashwood and manufactured by Pacific Trading.

Happy Brigantia!  Happy Imbolc!  Here is one poem for the Goddess Brigantia from my book Divine Words, Divine Praise: Poetry for the Divine Powers.

 

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.

Brigantia of Nothern England.

Celtic/Roman and English Epithets

Caelestis (Heavenly)

Dea (Goddess)

Nymph-Goddess (Goddess of nature associated with waters, trees; healing and oracles)

Tutela Augusta (Imperial Protector/Guardian)

Victoria (Victory)

Sources

MacGrath, Sheena.  Brigantia: Goddess of the North. Lulu, 2015.

The Lady Brigantia

by JewelofAset

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.

Brig is Exalted.

Brig is Lady.

Brig is Queenly.

And this is Who I am as

the Queen of My People.

The Brigantes.

The People of Great Britain, Wales and Ireland.

And any people who call upon Me today.

This is Who I am.

Lady of the Distaff and Spindle

Lady of the Hearth and Home

Queen of Heaven

Lady of Victory in War

Lady of Victory in Life

Lady of Sovereignty and Sovereign Lady

Lady of Artisans and Crafts

Lady of Knowledge and Power.

And I am Lady of Poetry and Bards.

And I was called Nymph and Goddess

by the Romans.

and Heavenly Queen.

And I am the Sovereign Lady

of all natural forces;

including sacred springs and rivers

and healing wells.

Over trees that are sacred to Me.

I am a Goddess of oracles, yes,

but more of divination than of Divine command.

Sovereign Lady

This is Who I am

For all Who call upon Me.

And I will come to all those who call,

for I answer the prayers of all of My people.

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Updates: Many Books

I sent Lady of the Temple: Ancient Hymns for Nephthys to the formatter! I’m still waiting on the cover for Flaming Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Egyptian Goddesses.

The next book I’ll hopefully finish is either Solar Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Sekhmet or Solar Flares and Sunbeams: An Anthology for Ra.

Creation Mother: Ancient Hymns for Mut (working title) is going to take longer as I’m hoping to be able to include some if not all of the Crossword Hymn to Mut in it.

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Mothers’ Night

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.

Frigga_Cover_Andrew_Final_PDFI have published an anthology for Frigga which can be found here:  Queen of the Hearth: An Anthology for Frigga

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Project Updates

Published in PDF and Kindle

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!

Formatting

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!

Proofreading

The third project is Flaming Lioness: Ancient Hymns for EgyptianGoddesses.  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!

Works in Progress

This project is Lady of the Temple: Ancient Hymns for NephthysThis book has ancient hymns, a festival calendar and an epithets list for Nebet Het (Nephthys).

Solar Flares and Sunbeams: An Anthology for Ra and His Daughters.  I have some hymns for Ra, poetry, a festival calendar and an epithets list.

Lady of the Double Crown: An Anthology for Mut.   I have some ancient hymns, an essay, poetry, a festival calendar and  an epithets list.

Lioness Goddess, Lioness Queen: An Anthology for Sekhmet.  I have some ancient hymns, poetry, a festival  calendar and an epithets list.

Lord of Eternity: An Anthology for Osiris.  I have some ancient hymns, poetry, a festival calendar and an epithets list.

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Titles/Epithets of Nephthys

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My Shrine to Nebet Het.  Photo by Monica R. Used with Permission.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

I’m compiling my final list of epithets for Nebet Het  (Nephthys) for my book She Who Speaks Through Silence: An Anthology for Nephthys.

Here is a list of some epithets I have gathered from the LAGG vol 8 and other sources:

  • Sorceress
  • Sister of Set
  • Sister of Osiris
  • Sister of Aset (Isis)
  • Great Mother of Amun
  • Mother of Horus
  • Mother of God
  • Who Protects Her Horus with Her Magic Spells
  • Who Protects Her Brother Osiris
  • Deputy, Who is Without Gender
  • Mother of the Jackal God
  • Wife of Onnophris (Osiris), the Justified
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Project Updates: Aset/Isis, Nephthys and Lioness Books

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.