Here is the image of the shrine for Wepwawet and Anubis! Wepwawet is on the left, while Yinepu (Anubis) is on the right. I normally only have Wepwawet here. The Anubis statue belongs to my friend who joined me in the celebration. To learn more about Wepwawet go to my page: Wepwawet FAQ.
So, I had a small get together at my house to honor Aset (Isis), Wepwawet, and Yinepu (Anubis). My friend M. took these pictures and she gave me permission to post them here.
This festival for Aset comes from the Ptolemaic period. It is obviously Greek in origin, but was adapted to ancient Egyptian religion. Aset is honored here as a Goddess of Beauty, the spring season and the Lady of the Rose.
Roses were the flowers which were left on graves. Aset is honored here as the Lady of Beauty, Queen of the Dead and the Mourner of Wesir.
So the Youtube Pagan Challenge is a meme of sorts where a question is asked each week out of the year and people respond via a video on Youtube. (Is there a blog one like this?)
Here are two of them I absolutely loved. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Here is Soli from Love Defies Reality:
From Anni from the Mirth and Reverence Channel:
Offerings are given so that the Gods’ Kau (vital essence) are fed and ours are fed when we partake of the physical offering after ritual. Eating, breathing, laughing, doing what we enjoy, sex, and creativity, beauty feed our Kau.
Replenishing creation with ritual and food is a sacred act. It is reciprocal creation with the Gods and people. It is an exchange of energy and the axiom “we give so You may give” applies here.
The world is made of cycles. Duality and complimentary opposites working together are one of the main themes in Egyptian myth. And so are cycles.
And cycles are important because anything that stagnates, dies. The solar cycle, the lunar cycle, the Nile cycle, the stellar cycle, the daily cycle and nightly cycle all renew creation and the Gods and humans and the dead.
All renewal brings back the emerging power of the First Time–all magic, all possibility, all power and all potential are in this moment. And this is what ritual does for us and what cleansing the ka does for us.
It brings us back to this moment where anything is possible. Our True Selves emerge here True-of-Voice. Our Star-Souls are held here and we behold creation with the Gods.
The sun emerges from the waters. Light penetrates the darkness. Daybreak fills creation with life.
Offerings to Ra
Some of these are attested in ancient sources while others come from my own (or other people’s) personal experience giving offerings to the God.
Bread and Barley
Fruits and Vegetables
Pastries; cookies and cakes
chicken or duck
Scents: myrrh, frankincense, sandalwood
Flowers: Yellow, Orange or Red Roses, Sunflowers, Yellow or Red flowers, Water lilies, lotus
Light: yellow, red, gold or orange candles; beeswax candles; lanterns
Colors: Red, Orange and Yellow; White
Jewelry: Gold, solar colors
fish; any seafood
Disposal of Offerings
1) Eat them
2) With wine or water, you can leave it to evaporate on the Shrine or pour it out as a libation when done.
White Heron/Bennu Bird
Ram (as Ra-Atum or Ra-Wesir)
The Bennu Bird (White Heron; Phoenix)
Khepera-Ra-Atum (Dawn, Noon, Dusk)
Ra-Heruakhety (Ra Horakhty; Ra and Horus of the Two Horizons)
Quirke, Stephen. The Cult of Ra: Sun-Worship in Ancient Egypt. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2001.
This Website: Wepwawet Wiki: Ra