The Religious Year (4/12).
The month of Khoiak (Ka hr Ka, “Ka upon Ka”) was a time to celebrate Osiris, Hathor and the god Sokar. As the flood season ended, the Egyptians looked to close the chapter on their re-enactment of the Osiris myth. They ended the season with a divine marriage, a craftsmen’s festival, and a rather macabre scavenger hunt…
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Sokar, in his mummified “Osiris” form (Wikipedia)
Sety I (c.1300 BCE) worshipping Sokar, at the temple of Osiris in Abydos (Wilkinson 2003)
Sokar, in the Underworld, from the tomb of Thutmose III (c. 1450 BCE) (Wilkinson 2003)
The Djed pillar, symbol of Osiris
Raising the Djed pillar (Tyson-Smith)
Raising the Djed pillar (Wikipedia)
Stuart Tyson-Smith, “Raising the Djed-Pillar” (PDF)
Richard H. Wilkinson, The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, 2003.
University College London – Khoiak (Website)
UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology – Sokar (Website)