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Deities Associated with Thursday – Jupiter, Roman God

Deities Associated with Thursday – Jupiter, Roman God

Jupiter, also known as Jove, is the god of sky and thunder, as well as the king of gods in Ancient Roman Mythology. Jupiter is the top god of the Roman pantheon.Jupiter was considered the chief deity of Roman state religion during the Republican and Imperial eras, until Christianity became the dominant religion.

Zeus is Jupiter’s equivalent in Greek Mythology. The two share the same features and characteristics.

Due to Jupiter’s popularity, the Romans named the largest planet in the solar system after him.

Jupiter is depicted with a beard and long hair. His other attributes include scepter, eagle, cornucopia, aegis, ram, and lion.

Jupiter, the Planet
The ancient Babylonians were the first known people to record their sightings of the planet Jupiter. The Babylonians’ recordings date back to the seventh century BC. It was initially named after Jupiter, the king of the Roman gods. To the Greeks, the planet represented Zeus, their god of thunder, while the Mesopotamians saw Jupiter as their god, Marduk.

Jupiter and Zeus are equivalents in ancient mythology. The share the same traits and characteristics.
The Greek god Zeus was the top Olympian god in the Greek pantheon. After he took credit for rescuing his brothers and sisters from their father Cronus, Zeus became king of heaven and gave his brothers, Poseidon and Hades, the sea and the underworld, respectively, for their domains.

Zeus was the husband of Hera, but he had many affairs with other goddesses, mortal women, and female animals.
Zeus mated with, among others, Aegina, Alcmena, Calliope, Cassiopea, Demeter, Dione, Europa, Io, Leda, Leto, Mnemosyne, Niobe, and Semele.

He is king on Mount Olympus, the home of the Greek gods. He is also credited as the father of Greek heroes and the ancestor of many other Greeks. Zeus mated with many mortals and goddesses but is married to his sister Hera (Juno).

Zeus is the son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. He is the brother of his wife Hera, his other sisters Demeter and Hestia, and his brothers Hades, Poseidon.

Etymology of Zeus and Jupiter
The root of both “Zeus” and “Jupiter” is in a proto-Indo-European word for the often personified concepts of “day/light/sky”.

Zeus Abducts Mortals:
There are many myths about Zeus. Some involve demanding acceptable conduct of others, whether human or divine. Zeus was enraged with the behavior of Prometheus. The titan had tricked Zeus into taking the non-meat portion of the original sacrifice, so that mankind could enjoy the food. In response, the king of the gods deprived mankind of the use of fire so they wouldn’t be able to enjoy the boon they’d been granted, but Prometheus found a way around this, and stole some of the gods’ fire by hiding it in a stalk of fennel and then giving it to mankind. Zeus punished Prometheus with having his liver pecked out every day.

But Zeus himself misbehaves — at least according to human standards. It is tempting to say that his primary occupation is that of seducer. In order to seduce, he sometimes changed his shape into that of an animal or bird.

· When he impregnated Leda, he appeared as a swan [see Leda and the Swan].
· When he abducted Ganymede, he appeared as an eagle [see Zeus and Ganymede] in order to take Ganymede to the home of the gods where he would replace Hebe as cupbearer; and
· when Zeus carried off Europa, he appeared as a tempting white bull

— although why the Mediterranean women were so enamored of bulls is beyond the imaginative capacities of this urban-dweller — setting in motion the quest of Cadmus and the settling of Thebes. The hunt for Europa provides one mythological version of the introduction of letters to Greece.

The Olympic Games were initially held to honor Zeus.


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Squirrel in winter timeDeities Associated with Wednesdays – Hermes, Greek God

Squirrel in winter time



Fast Facts About the Olympians – Hermes

Name: Greek – Hermes; Roman – Mercury

Parents: Zeus and Maia

Siblings: All the children of Zeus are his siblings, but Hermes has a special younger-brotherly relationship with Apollo.

Mates: Agraulos, Akalle, Antianeira, Alkidameia, Aphrodite, Aptale, Carmentis, Chthonophyle, Creusa, Daeira, Erytheia, Eupolemeia, Khione, Iphthime, Libya, Okyrrhoe, Penelopeia, Phylodameia, Polymele, Rhene, Sose, Theoboula, Thronia,

Children: Angelia, Eleusis, Hermaphroditos, Oreiades, Palaistra, Pan, Agreus, Nomios, Priapos, Pherespondos, Lykos, Pronomos, Abderos, Aithalides, Arabos, Autolycus, Bounos, Daphnis, Ekhion, Eleusis, Euandros, Eudoros, Eurestos, Eurytos, Kaikos, Kephalos, Keryx, Kydon, Libys, Myrtilos, Norax, Orion, Pharis, Phaunos, Polybos, Saon,

Role of Hermes
For Humans:
Hermes is the god of eloquence, commerce, cunning, the inventor of the alphabet, numbers, astronomy, music, the art of fighting, gymnastics, the cultivation of the olive tree, measures, weights, and more, he sends refreshing sleep, conducts dreams, is the herdsman of the dead, the protector of travelers, the giver of wealth and luck, the protector of sacrificial animals, and patron of gymnastic games, among other things.

For Gods:
Hermes is credited with inventing divine worship and sacrifice. Hermes is the herald of the gods.
Canonical Olympian? Yes, Hermes is a canonical Olympian.



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Deities Associated With Tuesday – Mars, Roman God of War

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Deities Associated With Tuesday

Mars, Roman God of War

Mars was the Roman god of war, and is one of the most commonly worshiped deities in ancient Rome. Because of the nature of Roman society, nearly every healthy patrician male had some connection to the military, so it is logical that Mars was highly revered throughout the Empire.

Early History and Worship
In early incarnations, Mars was a fertility god, and a protector of cattle. As time went on, his role as an earth god expanded to include death and the underworld, and finally battle and war.

He is known as the father of twins Romulus and Remus, by the Vestal virgin Rhea Silvia. As the father of the men who later founded the city, Roman citizens often referred to themselves as “sons of Mars.”
Before going into battle, Roman soldiers often gathered at the temple of Mars Ultor (the avenger) on the Forum Augustus. The military also had a special training center dedicated to Mars, called the Campus Martius, where soldiers drilled and studied.

Festivals and Celebrations
The month of March is named in his honor, and several festivals each year were dedicated to Mars. Each year the Feriae Marti was held, beginning on the Kalends of March and continuing until the 24th.

Dancing priests, called the Salii, performed elaborate rituals over and over again, and a sacred fast took place for the last nine days. The dance of the Salii was complex, and involved a lot of jumping, spinning and chanting. On March 25, the celebration of Mars ended and the fast was broken at the celebration of the Hilaria, in which all the priests partook in an elaborate feast.

During the Suovetaurilia, held every five years, bulls, pigs and sheep were sacrificed in Mars’ honor.
This was part of an elaborate fertility ritual, designed to bring prosperity to the harvest. Cato the Elder wrote that as the sacrifice was made, the following invocation was called out:

“Father Mars, I pray and beseech thee
that thou be gracious and merciful to me,
my house, and my household;
to which intent I have bidden this suovetaurilia
to be led around my land, my ground, my farm;
that thou keep away, ward off, and remove sickness, seen and unseen,
barrenness and destruction, ruin and unseasonable influence;
and that thou permit my harvests, my grain, my vineyards,
and my plantations to flourish and to come to good issue,
preserve in health my shepherds and my flocks, and
give good health and strength to me, my house, and my household.
To this intent, to the intent of purifying my farm,
my land, my ground, and of making an expiation, as I have said,
deign to accept the offering of these suckling victims;
Father Mars, to the same intent deign to accept
the offering of these suckling offering.

Mars the Warrior
As a warrior god, Mars is typically depicted in full battle gear, including a helmet, spear and shield. He is represented by the wolf, and is sometimes accompanied by two spirits known as Timor and Fuga, who personify fear and flight, as his enemies flee before him on the battlefield.

Early Roman writers associated Mars with not only warrior prowess, but virility and power. Because of this, he sometimes is tied to the planting season and agricultural bounty. It is possible that Cato’s invocation above connects the more wild and frenzied aspects of Mars with the need to tame, control and defend the agricultural environment.

In Greek legend, Mars is known as Ares, but was never as popular with the Greeks as he was with the Romans.

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Deities Associated with Thursday – Zeus, Ruler of Olympus

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Deities Associated with Thursday – Zeus, Ruler of Olympus

Zeus was the youngest son of Cronos and Rhea, and became the supreme ruler of all the gods of the ancient Greeks. Citizens from all of the Greek city-states honored him, particularly at the Temple of Olympus, which became the site of a major festival every four years – that religious festival eventually became known as the Olympic Games. A colossal golden statue of Zeus was the site of many rites and rituals involving the athletes of the Olympics.

Early History and Worship
Although Zeus was venerated in many areas of Greece, there doesn’t seem to be much consistency about the methodology of this worship, and his temples (and titles) took a variety of forms. A number of different “cults of Zeus” popped up throughout history. One common form of honoring him appears to be the sacrificing of a white animal — sheep, bull, pig, etc. — over an elevated altar.

In addition to being the head honcho of Olympus, Zeus is the god of thunder and lightning. He is often represented by a lightning bolt, and is sometimes depicted with an eagle, bull, or oak tree.

Because Zeus was also considered a weather god – after all, he was the one who threw thunderbolts down from the sky – he was often worshiped on high mountaintops, including but not limited to Mount Olympus.

Eventually, the cult of Zeus expanded beyond the borders of Greece, and into nearby empires, including Persia. Herodotus wrote a lengthy description of a temple to Zeus Belus in Babylon. He described “a square of four hundred and forty yards each way, with gates of bronze.

In the center of this enclosure a solid tower has been built, two hundred and twenty yards long and broad; a second tower rises from this and from it yet another, until at last there are eight. The way up them mounts spirally outside the height of the towers; about halfway up is a resting place, with seats for repose, where those who ascend sit down and rest. In the last tower there is a great shrine; and in it stands a great and well-covered couch, and a golden table nearby.”

Zeus Gets Around
Zeus was known as quite the philanderer. Although he was married to his sister Hera, goddess of marriage, he strayed from her bed fairly regularly.

Zeus hooked up with numerous other goddesses, mortal humans, the occasional nymph, and even a few animals. Hera jealously put up with his wandering ways, and often took revenge upon Zeus’ women by going after their children. Zeus sired many of the Greek heroes and demi-gods during his amorous adventures. His extramarital activities weren’t limited to women, either. Zeus’ cup-bearer, the handsome Ganymede, earned Hera’s wrath when she discovered that the young man was also her husband’s lover.

Modern Worship of Zeus
As the supreme ruler of Mt. Olympus, Zeus was in charge of justice, morals and law. His word was to be obeyed by both men and gods alike. Today, many Hellenic Pagans continue to honor Zeus and the other gods of the ancient Greeks. Some are members of a group called the Return of the Hellenes, and consider today’s Greece to be under Christian occupation. A 2013 BBC article quotes Exsekias Trivoulides, who says, “People want to identify with something in the past – where they came from – so as to know where they are going… If you don’t know your past, you don’t have a future.”



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Thursday’s Name Sake, The God Thor, Norse God of Thunder

Thor's Hammer

Thursday’s Name Sake, The God Thor, Norse God of Thunder


In Germanic mythology and religion, Thor is the god of thunder. He is typically portrayed as red-headed and bearded, and carrying Mjolnir, a magical hammer. Depictions of Mjolnir became popular adornment for warriors during the age of the Vikings, and it is still seen today among adherents of some forms of Norse Paganism.

A son of Odin, Thor was married to a fertility goddess named Sif, although he also had a mistress, Jarnsaxa.

Thor was known for protecting both gods and mortals from the powers of evil. As keeper of thunder and lightning, he was also considered integral to the agricultural cycle. If there was a drought, it wouldn’t hurt to offer a libation to Thor in hopes that the rains would come.

During a thunderstorm, Thor rode through the heavens on his great chariot, pulled by two magical goats. Whenever he swung Mjolnir, lightning flashed across the sky. Mjolnir itself was such a powerful item (as dwarf-made items often are in Norse legend) that Thor needed a special belt and iron gloves to handle the hammer. After it was thrown, the hammer always returned home to Thor.

In the Prose Edda, the death of Thor at Ragnarok is described.

The poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote of Thor:

I am the God Thor,
I am the War God,
I am the Thunderer!
Here in my Northland,
my fastness and fortress,
reign I forever!

Here amid icebergs
rule I the nations;
This is my hammer,
Miölner the mighty;
Giants and sorcerers
cannot withstand it!

Thor’s influence has carried over into modern times. A day of the week is named for him (Thor’s day) and there are a number of references to him in pop culture.

He appears as a Marvel comic book character, and pops up alongside Loki and Odin in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, as well as Gaiman’s excellent novel, American Gods. Most recently, Thor has been featured in Joanne Harris’ Runemarks, a book for juvenile readers set 500 years after Ragnarok.


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Odin, Ruler of the Norse Gods, Wednesday’s Name Sake

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Odin, Ruler of the Norse Gods, Wednesday’s Name Sake

In the Norse pantheon, Asgard was the home of the gods, and it was the place where one could find Odin, the supreme deity of them all. Connected to his Germanic ancestor Woden or Wodan, Odin was the god of kings and the mentor of young heroes, to whom he often gave magical gifts.

In addition to being a king himself, Odin was a shapeshifter, and frequently roamed the world in disguise. One of his favorite manifestations was that of a one-eyed old man; in the Norse Eddas, the one-eyed man appears regularly as a bringer of wisdom and knowledge to heroes.

He pops up in everything from the saga of the Volsungs to Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. He was typically accompanied by a pack of wolves and ravens, and rode on a magic horse named Sleipnir. Odin is associated with the concept of the wild hunt, and leads a noisy hoarde of fallen warriors across the sky.

Odin was said to summon dead heroes and kings to Valhalla, which they entered accompanied by the host of Valkyries. Once in Valhalla, the fallen engaged in feasting and combat, always ready to defend Asgard from its enemies. Odin’s warrior followers, the Berserkers, wore the pelts of a wolf or bear in battle, and worked themselves up into an ecstatic frenzy that made them oblivious to the pain of their wounds.

As a young man Odin hung on the world tree, Yggdrasil, for nine days while pierced by his own javelin, in order to obtain the wisdom of the nine worlds. This enabled him to learn the magic of the runes. Nine is a significant number in the Norse sagas, and appears frequently.

Odin continues to maintain a strong following, particularly amongst members of the Asatru community.


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Roman Pantheon

Roman Pantheon

ANGERONA Goddess of secrecy. Angerone is portrayed with her mouth bound
and sealed, her finger raised to her mouth in a gesture of warning. The
ancients thought names powerful; the commonly known name of an
individual or a community was often not the real name at all, the real
name being a closely guard secret. Very probably the cult of Angerona
guarded the secret name of the city of Rome. Little else is known of

ATTIS A god of vegetation, similar to Tammuz and Adonis. Imported
together with his mother Cybele from Persia. Driven mad by the deranged
love of his mother, Attis castrated himself under a pine tree. Attis’
priests were eunuchs.

BELLONA War goddess. Bellona’s priests were recruited from the
gladiators, and emissaries were received at her temple

CYBELE An Asian goddess adopted by the Greeks and Romans. A healer,
mistress of fertility and untamed nature, a protector in war. Cybele is
always accompanied by two lions. Cybele granted immortality to those who
worshipped her. Cybele’s priests danced wildly and mutilated themselves.
Her festivals, held at the beginning of spring, were occasions for wild

FAUNA Goddess of fertility. Fauna’s festival, which seems to have been
quite an orgy, was open only to women, being strictly forbidden to men.

FAUNUS God of crops and herds. An oracle. Faunus’ temple, the Lupercal,
was supposed to have been the site where the she-wolf suckled Romulus
and Remus. Goats and dogs were sacrificed at his festival, the
Lupercalia, and priests dressed in newly skinned goat hides whipped
women who wished to become pregnant with whips made of goatskin.

FEBRUUS The Etruscan god of the underworld, later associated with Dis
Pater, the Latin equivalent of Hades. The month of the dead, February,
is named after him.

FIDES God of faithfulness.

FLORA Goddess of flowers and blooming plants. Usually shown with a
wreath of flowers in her hair. A favorite deity of courtesans, Flora’s
festivals were held in April and May.

FORTUNA Goddess of fate and chance. Fortuna’s statue was kept veiled,
because she was ashamed of the capriciousness of her favors. Fortuna is
represented by the sphere, the ship’s rudder, the cornucopia, and the
wheel. To this day, wheels of fortune can be found in casinos, and the
wheel on the tenth card of the Major Arcana is Fortuna.

GENIUS A guardian who protects both individuals and homes.

JANUS Guardian of entrances and exits, the opener of all things who
looks inward as well as outward, custodian of the universe. Janus’
two-faced image was usually displayed over doorways and gates. Janus
signifies both past and future wisdom. Janus is the god of beginnings,
so the first month of each year, the first day of each month, and the
first hour of each day are dedicated to him. Janus was the first god to
be mentioned in prayers, even before Jupiter.

LAR God of the house, a cheerful and beautiful youth.

MARS God of farming, war and springtime. Like the typical Roman citizen,
Mars was first a farmer and then a soldier. The wolf, the oak and the
woodpecker are sacred to Mars. Often identified with the Greek god Ares,
but the differences are more important than the similarities. For one
thing, the Romans liked Mars.

MITHRAS The god who dies and rises again, god of vegetation, the sun
god, the Savior who who redeems mankind from evil. A Roman version of a
Persian god. Especially popular among soldiers, Mithras was widely
worshipped throughout the Roman empire and gave Christianity a run for
its money. Mithras’ cult served a number of purposes and its
organization was highly complex. A temple of Mithras served as a social
club, a place of worship, a dramatic society, a magical society, an
officers’ club, and much more. The worshippers of Mithras conducted
elaborate ceremonies to which no woman was admitted. The worship of
Mithras emphasized correct behavior in this world, which was the only
way to win the favor of the god in the next. There were different
degrees of initiation into the cult, each degree having its own name:
the Crow, the Secret, the Soldier, the Lion, the Fathers and many more
on up to the King of Kings, which was open only to those of royal blood.
Initiates were placed under a grating upon which a bull had been
slaughtered and were drenched in its blood, signifying the emergence
from death to rebirth. Ceremonies generally took place in caverns or
rooms made up to look like caverns, and involved the wild beating of
drums, anointings with honey, the unveiling of hidden statues, and the
use of hallucenogenic drugs.

OPS Goddess of the harvest. Identified with the Greek goddess RHEA.

QUIRINIAS A mystery. Originally a war god of the Sabines, later a state
god of the Romans. One of the highest gods of ancient Rome, every bit as
important as Mars or Jupiter, yet almost nothing is known today of
Quirinias or his worship.

TELLUS MATER An ancient earth goddess. Pregnant cows were sacrificed on
her festival, April 15. Tellus is one of the very oldest gods, dating
back to the time before the Roman religion was formalized.

VESTA “The Shining One.” Goddess of domestic life and the hearth.
Worshipped privately in the home and publicly in Vesta’s temple. In the
home, Vesta lived near the hearth and was offered food and drink at
every meal. The Vestal Virgins served her, and (apart from mothers who
were allowed to bring offerings during festivals) were the only ones
allowed to enter her temple. The Vestal Virgins, chosen only from the
nobility, tended a sacred fire which was the symbol of the hearth of the
nation. A strict vow of chastity was imposed on the Virgins, and a
Virgin caught breaking the vow was walled up alive. In more than a
thousand years, only twenty women were so punished.

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Egyptian Pantheon

Egyptian Pantheon

AMMON Also AMON; AMUN; AMEN “Hidden.” King of the gods of Egypt. Patron
of the Pharoahs. Originally a god of fertility, a local deity of
Memphis. Ammon became linked with the sun god Ra through the royal
family, becoming Ammon-Ra.

ANUBIS The jackal-headed god. Anubis can foresee a mortal’s destiny and
is associated with magic and divination. Anubis supervises the weighing
of the soul when the departed are brought to the hall of the dead.

ASTARTE The Assyro-Babylonian goddess Ishtar, inducted into the Egyptian
pantheon and made a daughter of Ammon-Ra. Sometimes identified (or
confused, which is the same thing) with Isis.

ATUM The first of the gods, the self-created. By sheer will, Atum formed
himself out of the stagnant waters of Nun. Atum was bisexual and was
sometimes called “the great He-She.” The Egyptians had two cosmogonies,
one taught by the priests at Heliopolis and the other by the priests at
Memphis. The priests at Memphis taught that Nun and Atum, together with
Atum’s children Shu and Tefnut, were aspects or forms of Ptah.

BAST Also BASTET. The cat-headed goddess, a local deity of the delta.
The kindly goddess of joy, music and dancing. Cats were sacred to Bast
as a symbol of animal passion. Bast’s devotees celebrated their lady
with processions of flower-laden barges and orgiastic ceremonies. Her
festivals were licentious and quite popular.

HATHOR A sky goddess, sometimes represented as a woman with cow’s horns
between which hangs a solar disc, sometimes portrayed as a cow. Hathor
concerns herself with beauty, love and marriage, and watches over women
giving birth. Mother and wife of Ra. Hathor is also a goddess of death
and offers comfort to the newly dead as they pass into the afterworld.

HORUS The falcon-headed god. A complex deity with many aspects. Some of
them are: Horus the Elder, a sky god whose eyes are the sun and the
moon, continually at war with Set, the god of evil; Horus of the
Horizon, symbolized by the rising and setting sun; Horus the Child,
whose frequent depictions as a baby at the breast of his mother Isis
influenced Christian images of the Madonna and the Christ child; Horus,
son of Isis, avenger of Osiris. There were many others.

ISIS Wife and sister of Osiris (the ancients had nothing against a
little divine incest). The ideal wife and mother. Generally a goddess of
the home and person rather than of the temple and the priest. After the
twenty sixth dynasty, Isis is increasingly portrayed as a nursing
mother, and her cult eventually spread throughout the Roman empire.

MAAT Goddess of truth and justice. Her symbol is the feather.

MIN A god of fertility and sexual potency. An ancient god of
pre-dynastic origins. His symbol is the thunderbolt. As orgiastic
festivials were held in his honor, Min was quite a popular god.

NUN God of the primal waters. Nun was a mass of stagnant water which
filled all the universe.

OSIRIS At first the god of corn; later the god of the dead. Osiris
brought civilization to the Egyptians, teaching them the uses of corn
and wine, weaving, sculpture, religion, music and law. Set slew Osiris
and dismembered th body; but Osiris’ consort, Isis, reassembled the body
and brought Osiris back to life. Osiris then retired to the underworld.
Osiris is the god of the Nile which rises and falls every year; the god
of corn and the vine, which flourish, die, and flourish once more; and
the god of the rising and setting sun.

PTAH The artificer. The creator god. According to the priests of
Memphis, the fount of all creation. God of artisans and artists,
designers, builders, architects, masons, metal workers. Ptah’s consort
is Sekhmut, goddess of war.

RA God of the sun; sometimes identified or considered synonomous with
Atum. Ra created man from his tears. At one time Ra became so digusted
with men that he orderd Hathor to kill them all. This Hathor did with
such zeal that Ra took pity on men and ordered Hathor to stop. Crazed
with blood, Hathor ignored the order, and Ra resorted to chicanery to
save humankind. Ra mixed beer with pomegranate juice and left pots of
the concoction about the battlefield. Thinking the mixture was blood,
Hathor drank it greedily and got too swacked to carry out her mission.

SEKHMUT Goddess of war and battles, consort of Ptah. Hathor took
Sekhmut’s shape when she made war on men. Sekhmut is usually portrayed
as a woman with the head of a lionness, sometimes brandishing a knife in
an upraised hand.

SET Red of hair and eyes, pale of skin, Set is the god of evil, of
drought, of destruction, thunder and storm. Set tore himself from his
mother’s womb in his hurry to be born. Every month Set attacks and
devours the moon, the sanctuary of Osiris and the gathering place of the
souls of the recently dead.

THOTH “Thrice Greatest.” God of wisdom, music, magic, medicine,
astronomy, geometry, surveying, art and and writing. Historian, scribe
and judge. Thoth’s priests claimed Thoth was the Demi-Urge who created
everything from sound. It was said that Thoth wrote books in which he
set forth a fabulous knowldege of magic and incantation, and then
concealed them in a crypt.

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