August Gods of the Month

The Gods of the Month for August are Ereshkigal, Apis, and the Hindu Ganesh. Ereshkigal is the Sumerian Goddess of the Underworld, the sister of more well-known Inanna. Ereshkigal is an official part of the Neos Alexandria pantheon, but Her sister Inanna is not. This is because in Alexandria Ereshkigal became much more popular than Her sister, as evidenced in Her many invocations in the PGM, or the Greek Magical Papyri. Apis is the living Egyptian God in the form of a bull, usually considered an incarnation of Osiris but sometimes of Ptah. And of course, Ganesh is the elephant-headed son of Shiva in Hinduism, which is the largest living polytheist religion practiced today. Seems like a well-rounded month. Looking forward to it!

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