Sy Calaelen

The Evolution of My Altars: Mini Shrines’ for the Netjeru (Egyptian Deities)

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In the badly taken photo below are simple examples of how I set up a shrine/offering altar to particular Egyptian deities at sabbats and holy days around the year. I only have four examples below, but you get the drift. They are simple, yet their symbolism is very meaningful and powerful. I got details on how I would set up an altar from several books, Egyptian Paganism by Almond and Seddon, Heka by Rankine, parts of the Papyri of Ani (Book of the Dead) and Eternal Egypt by Reidy.

From 2006, altar set ups for my Egyptian Statues

From 2006, altar set ups for my Egyptian Statues

I have a main altar set up, for general sabbats and holy days, but when the day is specified to a particular deity such as birthdays’ and such; I make a mini shrine/altar in the middle of the main altar. I’ll have the main Wiccan tools, like the athame, chalice, wand etc outside the ‘deity area’, unless they are needed. So below here is an example of the tools I currently use, so don’t worry too much about the pictures, they’re dated =]

Anubis

  • Statue of Anubis
  • Offering bowl
  • Small incense burner
  • Black or gold candle, depending on the time of year
  • Anointing oil
  • Libation bowl
  • Athame (I use it as a symbol of the funerary knife)

Sekhmet

  • Statue of Sekhmet
  • Offering bowl
  • Small incense burner
  • Red candle
  • Red altar cloth
  • Chalice and alcohol
  • Libation bowl

Osiris

  • Statue of Asur
  • Offering bowl
  • Libation bowl
  • Black, green, blue candle, depending on the time of year
  • Anointing oil
  • Djed pillar/Ankh statue
  • Athame as I don;t have a crook and flail

Those are just samples, but below would be the normal layout – sorry for the crap detail… but everything centres around the statue and libation and offering bowl. The offering bowl stays on the altar for 24 hours then I bury the contents and pour a libation over it to honour the deities and give them ka*.

Netjeru Altar

Netjeru Altar

Key-

a – Candle

b – Anointing oil

c – Deity statue

d – Libation bowl

e – Censer

f – Offering bowl

g – Athame/feather/djed pillar/chalice etc.

 

Hopefully that is just an idea for those of you who want ideas on Tameran Wicca or just following a Kemitic styled pagan path. It’s not a must, just an idea =]

Em hotep =]

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Author: Sy Calaelen

Sy Calaelen is a British writer, blogger and Youtube vlogger, though she isn't filming at the moment. English literature graduate and future social work graduate. Both sites will focus on literary reviews, book lists, comic books and nerd chat, writing and novel tips, and discussions in magick, paganism and the occult. A mixture of everything from her. Reach out on social media from Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, GoodReads, and Pinterest.

2 thoughts on “The Evolution of My Altars: Mini Shrines’ for the Netjeru (Egyptian Deities)

  1. i was wondering about the art on the top of your page… where its from if u could let me kno that would be great!!!!!!!!!!!

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