Recently we had an unofficial "deity exchange" in the House (inspired by the tumblr event), where participants exchanged Names that we would make an offering to or do a devotional activity for. I received Mafdet from Tawa'ubastmut, who requested I create a heka for justice in the name of Mafdet. I'd never met Mafdet before, and I … Continue reading Meeting Mafdet!
Each year, I uncover a certain theme that my gods want me to focus on. Last year, for instance, was a year for Dionysos and initiations. It usually takes me about a month or two to figure out what my year is going to center around, but this year the focus has come immediately. Taweret … Continue reading Year of the Hippo
The other day on tumblr, Satsekhem asked if I happened to have a list of epithets for Taweret, Bes, and Wenut. At that moment I realized I have never translated Taweret's epithet's from the LAGG*! I've since been on a quest to translate epithets for deities who don't seem to have their LAGG info posted … Continue reading Anat and Astarte’s Epithets from the LAGG
About three years ago I moved to the Chesapeake Bay watershed area on the east coast of the US. Soon after arriving, I began to get glimpses of a regional goddess. I knew nothing about her except that she was exceptionally regal and had the face of a lioness. Although the goddess's presence was strong, … Continue reading Something Old, Something New
I realized I haven't posted pictures of my Kemetic shrine on here in a year and half. Since then I've moved to a new city and become a shemsu in the House of Netjer, so the shrine has changed a lot! I had a really satisfying senut today and thought I'd share some pics. This … Continue reading Hello from the Shrine!
(Warnings: Child death, gore, horror, FNAF spoilers) Lately I've been obsessing over Five Nights at Freddy's - specifically, obsessing over why children go absolutely buck-wild over this game. (Yes, I promise I'll talk about polytheism. No, this isn't a scholarly post. Just go with it.) If you're unfamiliar with Five Nights at Freddy's (FNAF from … Continue reading Demons, Netjeri, and Freddy Fazbear
Today I want to introduce you to a weird and fascinating Ugaritic goddess named Ushara. Ushara, or Usharaya, is quite difficult to uncover sources for. Although she appears in ritual texts, she was not a mythic figure at Ugarit and our evidence regarding her character is therefore limited. I became intrigued by Ushara when I … Continue reading Ushara-Hulmizzi: Lizards and Justice