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Yuletide Shopping Guide – Egyptian Products – Part 2

I created the Yuletide Shopping Guide in part because Yule is one of my favorite times of year. The guide features items polytheists would enjoy seeing in their homes or under their tree this yuletide. All with the hope of spreading some holiday cheer in a difficult year by finding items that can help feed our devotions within our polytheistic traditions, but also to hopefully along the way lift up some of the artisans in our midst too. So far I’ve included resources for crafters, makers, and DIYers: cookie cutters, crafting molds, fabric (MesoamericanEgyptianGreekNorthern Europe), machine embroidery designs, cross-stitch and embroidery patterns, as well as knitting and crochet patterns. I’ve also highlighted some items on a Krampus theme. I’ve spotlighted items you can use to deck the halls and trim the tree. 

Greco-Roman themed products relevant to devotees of Cultus Deorum and Hellenismos. There were some artists and artisans who offered a range of product across pantheons, or whose work focuses on a tradition that I didn’t have enough items to spotlight on it’s own. So I highly recommend that you carefully peruse the spotlighted artists and artisans in my miscellaneous Part 1, & Part 2. You will find offerings encompassing a vast array of traditions: Norse, Slavic, Celtic, Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Hindu, Polynesian, Mesoamerican, Minoan, Assyrian, Sumerian, Welsh, Asian, Native American/Inuit, and more!

Yesterday, I featured the first installment of products relevant for devotees of Kemetism (Egyptian Polytheism). Today I will be sharing with you the second installment of goods.

DeeEgypt

Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas, DeeEgypt is a shop that sells everything Egyptian, with a lot of jewelry, deity statuary and more. Items range from cheaply made reproductions, to more unique and premium products. There’s a few items that I feel are extra special: a Bastet sistrum, a hand-painted brass and copper altar with depictions of various deities (including Isis, Osiris, Horus, Set), a Thoth clock, a wooden carved gods boat, and an Anubis tealight oil burner.


WeEgyptians

SummitCollection’s WeEgyptians are hand painted cold cast resin figures of the Kemetic Gods and Goddesses, as well as a few other items related to ancient Egyptian culture. The artistic style of these figures would appeal to most children.


Miscellaneous


Thanks to the antiquities housed within the collections of museums around the world, you can find a range of items from books, scarves, stationary, toys, statuary, jewelry and more in museum gift shops.

Metropolitan Museum Gift Shop

New York’s Metropolitan Museum Gift Shop has an array of goodies on offer: Horus jewelry with earrings and a coordinating necklace. Plus this Horus enamel pin makes a great stocking stuffer too! Looking for something for the kids? How about some huggable Gods to be their protector and friend! You can find both Bastet and Anubis plush toy.

British Museum Gift Shop

The British Museum Gift Shop has the same Anubis, and Bastet plush toys that the New York’s Metropolitan Museum also offers. There’s a hippopotamus (an animal sacred to Tarewet) ornament , and there’s a cat (an animal sacred to Bastet) ornament. You can find a range of statuary, but these pewter statues of Anubis, Horus, Osiris and Bastet are affordable. There’s also a blue Bes statue and Bastet Bookends. Plus even more in their shop.


Next up are products of interest for Northern Tradition polytheism. Until then make sure to peruse the previous entries in the Yuletide Shopping Guide as there is a range of items relevant to Kemetics scattered throughout.

Yuletide Shopping Guide – Egyptian Products – Part 1

I created the Yuletide Shopping Guide in part because Yule is one of my favorite times of year. The guide features items polytheists would enjoy seeing in their homes or under their tree this yuletide. All with the hope of spreading some holiday cheer in a difficult year by finding items that can help feed our devotions within our polytheistic traditions, but also to hopefully along the way lift up some of the artisans in our midst too. So far I’ve included resources for crafters, makers, and DIYers: cookie cutters, crafting molds, fabric (MesoamericanEgyptianGreekNorthern Europe), machine embroidery designs, cross-stitch and embroidery patterns, as well as knitting and crochet patterns. I’ve also highlighted some items on a Krampus theme. I’ve spotlighted items you can use to deck the halls and trim the tree. 

Greco-Roman themed products relevant to devotees of Cultus Deorum and Hellenismos. There were some artists and artisans who offered a range of product across pantheons, or whose work focuses on a tradition that I didn’t have enough items to spotlight on it’s own. So I highly recommend that you carefully peruse the spotlighted artists and artisans in my miscellaneous Part 1, & Part 2. You will find offerings encompassing a vast array of traditions: Norse, Slavic, Celtic, Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Hindu, Polynesian, Mesoamerican, Minoan, Assyrian, Sumerian, Welsh, Asian, Native American/Inuit, and more!

Today I’ll be featuring the first installment of products relevant for devotees of Kemetism (Egyptian Polytheism).

deBaunFineCeramics

DeBaunFineCeramics has a selection of offering bowls, shrines, pendants, incense burners and more.


TutsTreasures

TutsTreasures offers Kemetic Deity altar icons, prayer beads, and candles.


ShadowOfTheSphinx

ShadowOfTheSphinx offers handcrafted altar statues and amulets of ancient Egypt.


AncientWaresShop

AncientWaresShop features embossed metal worked depictions of Anubis, and the Eye of Horus, as well as wood burned coasters with lotuses, ankh, etc.


Saiyre

Saiyre has metal enameled lapel pins depicting Sekhmet, Bastet, and Anubis. Small, stylish and affordable these would be perfect for a stocking stuffer.


There’s more items to come in the Yuletide Shopping Guide, including MORE Egyptian products. Until then make sure to peruse the previous entries in the Yuletide Shopping Guide as there is a range of items relevant to Kemetics.

Yuletide Shopping Guide – Cross-stitch and Embroidery Patterns

Makers, crafters and DIYers I have been spotlighting in my Yuletide Shopping Guide resources to help you create items related to polytheistic religious traditions. So far that has included cookie cutterscraft molds, and fabric related to MesoamericaAncient EgyptAncient Greece and Ancient Northern Europe. I’ve shared machine embroidery design files, and today I’ve got needlepoint in the form of cross-stitch and embroidery patterns.

Not all patterns are depicted above.

Norse

Egyptian

Miscellaneous


Please let me know if there are any errors, with all the copy/pasting it is easy to make a mistake. If there’s something you think I should spotlight in the yuletide shopping guide, please contact me and let me know. So concludes our fabric resources, but there will be more resources to come! Stay tuned.

Yuletide Shopping Guide – Fabric – Egyptian

Recently I posted that because 2020 has been a challenging year I was putting together a Yuletide Shopping Guide with the intent to help artisan members of our community & to help spotlight items that support our religious devotions and practices. Starting with resources for our crafters, makers and DIYers. So far I’ve spotlighted cookie cutterscraft molds and fabric with Mesoamerican connections.

Pay attention to the product listings, as there are multiple options for fabric, sometimes options for wallpaper. For those who aren’t crafty, sometimes there’s also options for purchasing finished goods (tablecloths, pillowcases, curtains and more) made with the fabric pattern.

In some ways Kemetics are incredibly fortunate in the amount of surviving historical sources from both the archaeological record and ancient manuscripts. There is so much rich artistic depictions already existing for the Gods and Goddesses of their pantheon. Some of these fabrics are direct inspiration and variations of those ancient sources, but some are creative nods and touches to the past.


Pennycandy

Pennycandy has a small pattern collection with different variations of hieroglyphics, accompanied by a range of coordinating fabric patterns including a lotus motif.


Marchhare

Marchhare features some really great children’s designs of the Egyptian Gods (Isis, Bastet, Ma’at, Horus, Osiris, Anubis, and Hathor) altogether in one adorable pattern, or individually in a cut-and-sew plushie style.


Raveneve

Raveneve offers an array of colorful prints inspired from Egyptian archaeology. Among the patterns you can find gods featured such as Anubis, Mut, Ma’at, Amun, Thoth, Osiris, Horus and more. There’s far more patterns than what you see represented here. The shop link (above) will take you to all the artist’s Egyptian themed fabrics, except for the Bastet design.


Pond Ripple

Pond Ripple offers a selection of Egyptian themed fabrics, including some fabric patterns where you can find featured Isis, Horus, Anubis, and Ma’at. There’s also some renderings of geometric patterns, or connected animals to complement the Gods.


Rainjule

Rainjule has a variety of Egyptian themed fabrics, including patterns featuring Osiris, Isis, Nuit, Nephthys and Horus.


Milva Art

Designer Milva-art has a coordinating mini Egyptian fabric design collection. Among the patterns you can find Anubis, Thoth, Bastet, Horus and more. Plus there’s hieroglyphics, and an art deco inspired lotus pattern.


Wren Leyland

Wren_Leyland has a lotus pattern in a variety of sizes, and colors.  She also has another collection called Ancient Stone. In it there is Egyptian Hieroglyphics pattern in various colors. To find all the variants you’ll need to scroll through a few pages of the collection. And while not Egyptian, there is also a Sumerian cuneiform pattern in various colors too within the collection.


CJLDesigns

CJLDesigns has an Egyptian themed pattern collections with coordinating fabrics, many which would work great as borders, or used as stripes in projects.


Analinea

Designer Analinea presents to us a Lotus Motif in various colors and sizes, plus one variant with the scarab.


LouiseHenderson

LouiseHenderson gives us a couple of options with Isis and Anubis, as well as another ancient Egyptian themed fabric with Horus spotlighted too.


Miscellaneous Designs

In addition to the artist fabric collections above, we also have a number of other designs by artists too.


There were numerous links and a bunch of copy/pasting, so please let me know if somehow I made a mistake. If there’s something you think I should spotlight in the yuletide shopping guide, please contact me and let me know. Up next, even MORE fabric resources for DIYers.

Submission to Hathor’s Agon

Gifts from Hathor
by Sparrow

Oh great Hathor
Golden One
Queen of the Heavens
Beloved daughter of Ra
Please hear my prayer.

Humanity needs You now more than ever
There is so much ugliness, fear, and hate in the world
It is very easy for us to forget Your gifts of beauty, joy, and love.

Where there is ugliness, please beautiful One, send us beauty
Show us Your magnificent sunrises and sunsets
Let our eyes feast upon our comely lovers
And let us drink in their every curve and contour.

Where there is fear, please Queen of the Dance, send us joy
Send us Your sweet music so we may become joyful
Let us dance to Your rhythms and sway in time to Your sistrum
May we join in a dance with those we had feared.

Where there is hate, please Lady of Love, send us love
Open our hard hearts to let Your love in
May our hearts bask in Your love as a calf basks in the love it receives from its mother
May the warmth of our hearts then spread to other hearts across the world.

Praise be to you mighty Hathor! May we never take Your gifts for granted!

Submission to Hathor’s Agon

Hathor’s Night

On the darkest eve of the year
when Nut’s black skin shimmers radiant
the people trembled in the cold—
what would emerge in darkness’ womb?

It was not radiant Re in His barque,
nor shining Set with His russet spear;
it was not Neith of the weaving ways,
nor even Isis Greatest-in-Magic.

She came forther, Hathor of Golden Horns,
tiaraed in turquoise, lapis lazuli Lady,
standing like a pillar of earth and heavens
upon a ford in a river of milky white.

“Between sun and moon, smiles and blood,
between life and death, breath and silence,
between day and night, flower and sleep,
between winter and spring, chill and grain—
only I may hold the balance.
Which of my hands on outstretched arms raised will you take?”

(by P.S.V.L.)

Submission to Hathor’s Agon

These are the words of the artisan Ptahmassu,
Beloved of Ptah, the master color artist,
Great Director of Craftsmen in the House of Ptah
Who has spent his life making images of the Gods,
Who propitiates the Gods through the works of
His hands, dynamic in the Soul-Mansion of Ptah,
Whom Ptah the Lord of Ma’at loves:

Rise, O Goddess, bedecked in the trappings of Ra,
Shining of face like the Disk at sunrise,
Acclaimed by the Vault as its mistress,
Heiress of the sky whose embodiment glitters
With fine gold!

Rise, O Hwt-Her, Hand of the Netjer!
Your body, young and perfectly appointed,
Causes Atum to rise in His season,
His passion becoming the verdant land,
His seed bearing the fruit of the Sacred Land.

Rise, O Hwt-Her, the Golden One,
Upon whose brow radiates the Eye of the Disk,
Whose radiation flares as the Cobra Goddess,
Her terror filling the hearts of gods and humankind.

O Beautiful One, the perfect countenance of
Her father in his sky, Ra has lifted you up,
Your body forming the domain of heaven,
Your navel becoming the great Mooring Post.
The Ark of the Day shines by your light!
The Ark of the Night follows your glistening
Thighs into the realm of the Blessed.

Rise, O Hwt-Her, Mansion of the Lofty,
The House of the Falcon, the Residence of the
Elevated One!
Your embodiment is the seat of the Eye,
Whose wholeness becomes you,
Whose powers shine through you,
Whose life is renewed at your coming home
From the south.
Djehuty the Lord of Eight-Town comes out
To hail you, acclaiming your powers, and
Leading you to your throne at the Filling of
The Wedjat Eye.

Rise, O Hwt-Her, Mistress of Turquoise,
Mistress of real Lapis-lazuli, upon whose
Limbs glitters indestructible gold,
That skin of the gods which brings joy
To the hearts of humankind, through whose
Magic the netjeru possess the entire circuit
Of the sun.

Rise, O Goddess, O Hwt-Her, O Mistress of Love,
Lady of Intoxication swimming through the
Thighs of men!
They see you, their hearts beat fast and their
Loins shudder in rapture.
They hear the music of your feet, the shaking
Of your breasts, the swaying of your hips.
All men make a dance for you, you who grant
The joys of lovemaking, the beauty of the flesh.

Rise, O Hwt-Her, the Daughter of Ptah, His beloved,
The ornament of Ra Whose brow dazzles as the
Eye of the Sun!
Come, O Goddess, in peace and in beauty!
Awaken in peace, O Hwt-Her, awaken in beauty.
Awaken in peace, O Golden One, awaken in beauty.
Awaken in peace, O Lady of Life, awaken in beauty.
Awaken in peace, O Lady of the Green, awaken in beauty.
Awaken in peace, O Eye of Ra, awaken in beauty.
Awaken in peace, O Mistress of the Sky, awaken in beauty.
Awaken in peace, O Mistress of the West, awaken in beauty.

O Goddess, your holy image is established on earth and
Outshines the circuit of the sun, the zenith of your powers
Becoming this image in the eyes of humankind.
Let all honor be yours in it, and the fruits that come forth
Be all things good and pure!

These are the words of Ptahmassu, having consecrated
This body, this ba of the Great Goddess Hwt-Her,
Calling it after Her “Hwt-Her Mistress of the Sky”.

-Consecration prayer for the icon Hwt-Her Mistress of the Sky
By Master Iconographer Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa

Submission to Hathor’s Agon

Homage to You, Hwt-Her, Lady of Life,
Enveloped in turquoise with the lotus
as your diadem!
O Golden Lady, how can men approach you?
How can the Gods behold your glory,
shining as electrum in the Eastern heaven.
To look upon You is to be blinded
by the fire of your body, casting the
shadow of the Sun as that Great Cobra Goddess.

The Sun’s light does not reveal your completeness,
Though your embodiment is the circuit of the
Wedjat Eye in its time;
it is unknowable, and the Gods cannot fathom
your strides across the Imperishable Stars.

O Goddess, the Mistress of the Sky,
how fair is your countenance,
how dazzling your lips,
your eyes of green malachite,
your eyebrows like the iridescent plumage
of the Sacred Falcon.
How He comes to you, erect upon His perch,
His lofty standard shining with your love.
He embraces you, the One of the Two Horizons,
His two wings not spanning the length of your
divine body.
Smitten, the Lord of Valor becomes yours,
as you, the long-legged Goddess, cause the
faces of the Gods to be turned away,
Ensnared by your beauty.

Homage to You, O Lady of Love
who bestows rapture by the very sight of Her,
whose body challenges the Sun for His light,
whose Father is born through Her,
whose brother becomes the Lord of the Earth
by way of Her thighs!
You, O Hwt-Her, are the sovereign Mistress
before whom the Gods submit their powers.
Mysterious One, who in secret gives birth
to the Sun in His moment of becoming.

Let me, too, come near to You in the hour
of your rising, when in shards of turquoise
your face becomes the illumination of the
Sun-God.
May my two eyes behold You,
may my ears hear the shaking of your papyrus reeds,
may my nose inhale the intoxication of your lotus-fragrance,
and may I be one of those in your entourage
who lives forever on account of You.

– From the Hymns of Hwt-Her Mistress of the Sky
By Master Iconographer Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa

submission to Hathor’s Agon

Prayer to Hathor
by Hugh E.

Mistress of the House of Horus,
Mistress of Heaven, Divine Cow,
Eye of Ra, Lion of His wrath,
Queen Dancer of endless drunken delight,
Lady of Jubilation, of the music of harps,
Who guides souls to bliss,
Who fills houses with joy,
Sevenfold Weaver of the wreath of fate-
May the menat always be shaken for you!
May the sistrum always be played for you!
May blood-red beer always be poured out for you!
Lady of Turquoise, Lady of Stars,
Mighty Hathor, hail!

Second Submission to Hathor’s Agon

For Hathor
by Wynn Dark

From the North
Did You know our Holy Cow,
Audhumla of the land of ice and mist?
In that ancient time as You wandered
in Your land of fire and fecund river?
When You danced in the blood of ungrateful humanity,
had You already danced in Ymir’s blood?
One of Your folk I am not,
but on this occasion benevelont Hathor,
I praise You in the way of the North.
Hail Hathor, Hail the Lady of the Nile,
Hail the Watcher at the prow of the Celestial Barge!
May Your people again sing Your praises,
in hallowed Egypt and beyond.