The True Meaning of Moomas

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I’ve been writing about Jackal’s Eve, the fictional Kemetic holiday in which Wepwawet and Yinepu deliver gifts on the Night Before Moomas. Moomas is, of course, based on “The Establishment of the Celestial Cow,” which was a relatively unimportant holiday … Continue reading

Link: Genesis – more Kemetic Creation stories

More on Creation Stories

I‘ve written several times on creation, A is for Atum being the most recent. For a wider view, Kiya (Darkhawk on eCaludron) has written another excellent post on Kemetic creation, bringing Zep-Tepi into our lives: Genesis. Congratulations to her on … Continue reading

A is for Atum (Pagan Blog Project #1)

Atum the Self-Created

There are many creation myths from Ancient Egypt. The interesting thing is that ‘competing’ ones seem to have coexisted quite well. Ptah created everything. The goddess Mut did as well. So did Atum. There’s a nice little comic by Temwa on that … Continue reading

Geb and Nut- and "I am Shu!"

Geb and Nut.. and Shu, Ra, Ma’at, Duat, and Heka One of the striking things about Kemetic rituals is that it’s common to declare yourself as one of the netjeru. It’s difficult for us to wrap our minds around that … Continue reading

Set Theory 1.0

Heru and Sutekh I often get the idea that people don’t understand Balance, and the roles of Heru (Horus) and Sutekh (Set). One of the reasons is undoubtedly that due to the Christian influence on Western civilization we tend to … Continue reading

Link: Kemetic Creation Story (Southern Fried Pagan)

Here’s an interesting re-telling and synthesis of many of the Kemetic creation stories by the Rev. Sonia Miller. It’s Tameran in outlook, but it’s still a great example of how you can take personal lessons from the ancient myths. Faster … Continue reading

Men and Women in Ancient Egypt

People The Egyptian word for people used in creation texts with a picture  of a man and a woman following the phonetic part of the word. Humanity seems to have been divided into two genders from the beginning. This is … Continue reading

Geb and Nut

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The Kemetic Orthodox Devotional Calendar lists today (Shomu 5) as “Geb and Nut are judged before the Netjeru” (Beautiful Feast of the Valley, Day 2). “Spend some of the day contemplating Geb and Nut.” So, inspired by Naydler’s Temple of the … Continue reading