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History of the Egyptian Religion, part I: Early Dynastic Period
I - Predynastic - Early Dynastic Period. The temples were in essence the *Home of the God* and thus a place where only Pharaoh as the Son of God and those he appointed as his deputies, could meet with the god. This goes all the way back to Archaic and...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
Brigid - The Goddess of Imbolc and Celtic Europe
Celtic Myth | Ireland | Britain | Christianity | A Myth The Pagan goddess Brigid is perhaps one of the oldest goddesses of Celtic Europe still recognized and worshipped. In fact, until the mid-twentieth century in Scotland, she was still welcomed in at Imbolc...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
The twins Artemis and Apollo
The story of the twin gods Artemis and Apollo was filled with intrigue and deception. Their conception was controversial in itself
Deities & Heros >> Greek
Egyptian Temples, part IV: The Temple Building
Model of the Universe From at least the New Kingdom on the Egyptian cult temple building was a symbolic model of the universe. It was built along an east-west axis, following the sun´s course through the day and surrounded by a brick wall built in alternating...
Religions >> Egyptian
Egyptian Temples, part V: Daily Rituals
Preparations for the Awakening of the God began already before dawn. The temple workers were busy baking fresh bread, preparing other offerings like meat and vegetables, even flowers, and arrange everything carefully on platters. The offerings had to satisfy...
Religions >> Egyptian
Samhain: Summonings, Conjurations, Invocations - Why Bother?
With the approach of Samhain, Halloween, All Soul's Day, and "the Day of the Dead" (all related festivals), I've heard several folks declare that they are going to ignore the main focus of the party. They aren't going to bother the spirits, but...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism

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Heavy ridgepoles installed on rooftop at Kasuga Taisha shrine in Nara
NARA—Workers installed repaired ridgepoles on the main hall of Kasuga Taisha shrine here on Feb. 4 as part of “shikinen zotai,” or reconstruction work conducted every 20 years on the eighth-century World Heritage shrine. The 160-kilogram cypress ...
Famed Nara shrine to open sacred sanctuary to public ahead of renovations
NARA--A shrine here will temporarily open an off-limits sanctuary to the public next month ahead of a centuries-old renovation ritual, allowing visitors to see a sacred stone for the first time.
Exhibition on ancient court culture under way in Nara
NARA--A special exhibition to introduce ancient court culture that survived to the present age through ceremonies and other means is now under way here at Kasuga Taisha shrine, a World Heritage site. Colorful robes worn by members of the imperial court ...
Under cover of curtains, deities transferred at Nara shrine
NARA--Shinto priests relocated enshrined deities at Kasuga Taisha shrine in a nighttime ceremony held on March 27 amid repair work on the UNESCO World Heritage site. The main hall and furnishings of the eighth-century shrine are refurbished every 20 ...

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