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Author Topic: Deities for the New Year?  (Read 1399 times)

Offline Ha'autmuti

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Deities for the New Year?
« on: January 01, 2014, 09:52:05 pm »
Em hotep!

Obviously, January 1st isn't the start of the Kemetic new year, but since it's the start of the new year in the culture I live in, I find that it still resonates with me.

Are there any specific deities you pray to at the start of a new year?
- Ha'aut

"Joy of My Mothers"
Son of Serqet and Hethert-Nut, beloved of Mut and Nehebkau.

Teach me to speak with their voices
Show me the way and I'll try again

Offline Maen

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Re: Deities for the New Year?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 02:10:32 am »
em hotep

Since every single morning is, in a way, a rebirth  of the world, I see no problem with choosing the civil New Year's celebration as an opportunity to pray for a fresh start and good beginning.

I would say that you can turn to any Name connected with Zep Tepi and creation. Ra, Atum, Kheperi, Nit, Ptah etc.

Or you can make it more personal. Try to find what is important to you: anything you would like to give thanks for, any new projects, or anything you would like to ward off or be protected from in the coming year.
Then see which Names of Netjer are appropriate to address for those matters, make offerings to Them and ask for support.


Ma'a-en-Hethert ("rightly belonging to HetHert")
Daughter of HetHert-Sekhmet, beloved of Nut, Djehuty and Nit-NebtHet-Seshat

Re: Deities for the New Year?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 07:28:36 am »
In the Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook, there's a New Year's prayer to Sekhmet-Bast-Mut.

Offline Rev. Shezatwepwawet

  • W'ab (priest) - Moderator (Kemetic Orthodox Q&A)
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Re: Deities for the New Year?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 02:38:59 pm »
I also see beginnings as a time for Wepwawet.
Zat (She who makes Sekhmet laugh)
Sau apprentice | Fedw | The Library |

Sat Wepwawet-Yinepu her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS) meryt Seshat-Nit-Nebthet her Heru-wer her Aset-Serqet


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