Mini Episode: Hathor Festivities

The religious year (3/12)

The third month was called “Hathor” (“Athyr”). It was a time for renewing fertility and creative energies in the natural world. Festivals to the male god of sexual energy, and the widow and sister of Osiris dominated this time…


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Warning: images may have objectionable sexual aspects

All images: Wilkinson 2003

3. Min

Min, with his black skin

3. Min 1

3. Min 2

Min as a statue, before the fields (grid + trees); the King worships him to encourage growth.


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

UCL – Festival Dates (website)

Ancient Egypt Online – The Calendar (website)

The Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys:

  • (website)
  • Ancient Egyptian Literature (pdf)

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