Festivals

Festivals of Wepwawet
by Bezenwepwy

Included here with her permission.

Intercalary 1 – Procession of Wepwawet to the temple of Anubis (Asyut), conceptually also Wepwawet’s Birthday (as firstborn son of Nut)

Intercalary 5 – Day of “Appearance” of Wepwawet, Ceremonial lighting of lamps for the god in his temple (Asyut)

I Akhet 1 (Wep Ronpet) – Great Day of Offerings “when the house is given to its lord and the lamps are lighted in the temple,” Day of “Appearance” of Wepwawet (Asyut)

I Akhet 18 (Wag) – Day of “Appearance” of Wepwawet, Ceremonial lighting of lamps for the god in his temple (Asyut)

I Akhet 22 – Festival of Wepwawet (“Cairo Calendar”, LGG)

IV Akhet 17 – Procession of Wepwawet from the Babylon area near Heliopolis (“Cairo Calendar”) // Note: Connected with Wepwawet’s role in the Osiris Mysteries. See directly below.

1st Day of Osiris Mysteries – There is undoubtedly a procession/feast of Wepwawet that occurs during the Mysteries, probably on the first day of the so-called “passion plays”, as per the early description of these events on Ikhernofret’s stele. (Abydos) // Note: I would expect this date to shift around depending on when the Mysteries are celebrated at a given location. For instance, Leitz cites that the Mysteries begin on IV Akhet 16 at Denderah.

I Peret 6 – Festival of Wepwawet in his name ‘Wepwawet, Lord of the Mountain’ (Edfu, LGG)

III Shomu 6 – “Paroles a dire par Wepwawet” (Dendara)