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Divine Family | Part 2: Daughter of Djehuty

On Wednesday February 24th, 2021 (III Peret 24) I was divined, through the Rite of Parent Divination within Kemetic Orthodoxy, a daughter of Djehuty, beloved of Nit-Nebthet-Seshat, Hethert-Mut, Ptah, and Khonsu. Then, on Friday February 26th, 2021 (III Peret 26), I took the Shemsu oath and received my Kemetic name (gifted to me by Djehuty …

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Divine Family | Part 1: Initiation

Instructions for Initiating the Kemetic Orthodoxy Rite of Parent Divination: Graduate from the Kemetic Orthodoxy beginner course Be a Remetj in good standing with the House of Netjer community and practice the rite of Senut on a regular basis for at least six consecutive months  Any time after those six months, you may fill out the …

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Symbols of Minoan Religion

The following research notes are a part of my ongoing Minoan/early Mycenaean religion reconstruction project. For more of these posts, visit The Ancient Labyrinth category of my musings. Research sources below; all artwork by me. Horns of Consecration Horn-shaped object, "perhaps the most ubiquitous symbol of Minoan religion." These horns were mounted on altars or …

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Considering the Continuum

Bacchus may be compared with other double names such as Zeus-Belos, attested in Herodotus and Philo of Byblos. Since Hadad-Baal and Bacchus-Dionysus are both fertility gods portrayed (frequently) with bull horns, syncretism between Hadad-Baal and Bacchus-Dionysos is by no means unnatural. Indeed, Julius Wellhausen seems to have viewed this syncretism as self-evident, speaking of "Baal-Dionysus" …

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The Whisper of the Stone: An Analysis of Canaanite Myth

Recently, I felt called to study the mythology of ancient Canaan, a Semitic-speaking region and civilization in the Ancient Near East during the late 2nd millennium BC. This originated from a sudden and intense desire that formed seemingly out of nowhere in the past few weeks (but does anything ever really manifest out of nowhere?) to understand, and potentially …

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