Mini Episode: Opet Festivities

The Religious Year (2/12).

In the month of Pa-Opet (“Phaophi”) the Egyptians continued their long re-enactment of the myth of Osiris. They also celebrated a huge festival in honour of the Pharaoh. And they mummifed a bunch of rams, for some reason…

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The processional way from Karnak (top, off-screen) to Luxor (bottom). TourEgypt.net

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The Opet procession, in the time of Hatshepsut (UCLA)

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Anukis (Wilkinson 2003)

Bibliography

John Darnell, “Opet Festival,” UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology, 2010 (Online)

Richard Wilkinson, The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, 2003.

Anthony Spalinger, “The Limitations of Formal Ancient Egyptian Religion,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 1998 (JSTOR)

UCL Website – Festival Dates of Ancient Egypt (Online)