Offerings

Offerings to Aset

Some of these are attested in ancient sources while others come from my own (or other people’s) personal experience giving offerings to the Goddess.

  • Water
  • Milk; Chocolate Milk; Chocolate Almond Milk
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Beer
  • Pomegranate-Wine
  • Sweet Wine; Riesling Wine; Mead/Honey Wine; Champagne
  • Apple Cider
  • Fruit Juices
  • Smoothies
  • Kefir
  • Bread
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Strawberries/Blueberries
  • Figs; Fig Newtons; Dates
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Various Stir-fry
  • Dumplings
  • Buns
  • Custard
  • Pastries; Cookies and Cakes; Pies
  • Chocolate; Chocolate with Almonds
  • Andes Mints

Non-Food Offerings
Scents: myrrh, jasmine, rose, Florida water
Flowers: roses (especially red), blue or white flowers, lotus, lapis lazuli plant
Light: blue or white candles; beeswax candles; lanterns
Colors: Blue (Royal blue; darker shades); White; Purple
Jewelry: blue stones, lapis lazuli, turquoise, malachite; winged pendants in Her image; silver or gold;

Not Offered
pork
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.

Sources

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

Herodotus. The Histories. translated by Aubrey de Selincourt. Penguin Classics, 1972.
Herodotus mentions that cows and pigs were not offered to Aset or eaten by Her followers in certain areas.

Lurker, Manfred. An Illustrated Dictionary of The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames and Hudson, 1980.

Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexikon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 110, Band 1). (Peeters, 2002), 68-77. (Plant Section)