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.


Liquid Offerings

Water
Milk
Beer
Pomegranate-Wine
Sweet Wine; Riesling Wine; Mead/Honey Wine; Champagne
Apple Cider
Fruit Juices
Smoothies
Kefir

Food Offerings
Bread and Barley
Fruits and Vegetables
Strawberries/Blueberries
Figs
Dates
Fig Newtons
Pastries; cookies and cakes
chocolate

Meat Offerings
chicken or duck
beef (occasionally; I’d ask before offering)

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
Jewelry: blue stones, lapis lazuli, turquoise, malachite; winged pendants in Her image; silver or gold;

Taboos
pork
fish; any seafood
beef (Herodotus mentions this. I’d ask Her before offering)
No White Roses (This is my own personal gnosis. Ask Her before offering).


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