Tag: Olympos in Egypt

GMC: Anubis, Opener of the Way

Anubis is the canid Egyptian God of the dead. He protected the pieces of Osiris’ body while Isis collected them, so that He could eventually be resurrected. He oversees mummification and so is associated with immortality. His center of worship was in uten-ha/Sa-ka/, which the Greeks simply called Cynopolis, “Dog City”. His worship alongside Isis…

Who or what is Ma’at?

          Ma’at is both the concept and the Goddess of “right order” — truth, justice, order, harmony with the Kosmos and with other human beings, and piety. She is the fundamental order of the Kosmos. Ma’at is not just one thing. The title of this book is “Doing Ma’at”, which refers to the fact Ma’at…

GMC: Hathor

The sky and the stars make music to You. The sun and the moon praise You. The Gods exalt You. The Goddesses sing to You. The Temple of Dendera, Ptolemaic Period   The Egyptian Gods are collectively referred to as the Neteru, Netjeru or Netjer. Kemet is the real name for Egypt, which means “the…

Ptolemy II Philadelphus

  Although Ptolemy II later married his sister Arsinoe in the Egyptian tradition, his first wife is also named Arsinoe (It’s nearly impossible to keep them all separate!). Historians call his first wife Arsinoe I and his sister Arsinoe II in an effort to differentiate them. It was his first wife who bore him his…

Meditation on Ptah

First published on the Neos Alexandria website, here, in 2011. While I love and support Neos Alexandria, I’m in the process of trying to get most of my writing in one place (this blog) so I (and others, I suppose) don’t have to go all over to find it. [Excepted from “Olympos in Egypt”, the author’s…

Who was Ptolemy Soter?

This was originally published on the Neos Alexandriaqwebsite, but I thought it would be good to re-post it here too, since there is little information about Ptolemy out there.   Who was Ptolemy Soter? by Amanda Artemisia Forrester [Excerpted from the author’s class “Olympos in Egypt: An Introduction to the History of Alexandria, the Ptolemies,…