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Merry Moomas everyone!

Shadows of the Sun

hatshepsut2011_03_22_034Yule and Saturnalia are not the only “Pagan” holidays to occur at this time of year. The Kemetic holiday of the Establishment of the Celestial Cow, colloquially known as “Moomas,” also occurs during this season, usually toward the end of December in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, according to some religious calendars (as there is no standardized, universal civil and religious calendar for all Kemetics, depending heavily upon when and where each Kemetic celebrates Wep-Ronpet, the Kemetic New Year), Moomas conveniently falls on December 25th.

The festival of the Establishment of the Celestial Cow revolves around the exultation of Mehet-Weret, Hathor (and/or Neith) as the Goddess Nut in the form of a great cow or cow-headed deity, Who personifies the glorified heavens and the forces and concepts of Creation and rebirth so common to Egyptian religion. It is the time when the retirement of Ra to…

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December 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm

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