March 17, 2013

Onion Day 2013

Posted in Being Kemetic, Cats, Doing Heka, Festivals at 8:32 pm by

It’s been a couple of weeks since our get-together for the Day of Chewing Onions for Bast, so I figured I was overdue to post a few photographs, for anyone who might be curious.

 
The first step in the festivities was adorning the house jackal with green ribbons.

 
He got an offering too.

 
Bast, of course, got many more offerings. It being Her day and all.

 
We created “onions” — notecards with onions drawn on the outside and a list of things to purge from our lives on the inside — to be given to Bast for Her to devour.

 
We also wrote prayers on green ribbons, which would later be tied to Her statue.

 
Prayers and offerings finished, we burned the “onions,” delivering them up to Bast.

 
My queen cat, Meera, watches the goings on.

 
A demonstration of my new Bast oracle followed.

 
Afterward, we carried Bast’s statue in procession to the back garden.

 
Sobeq offers incense and Mose pours water.

 
Bast, adorned with all our prayers.

 
Dua Bast!

*Not shown: the eating of the Bloomin’ Onion.

(Thanks to Imti for taking all the photos!)

3 Comments »

  1. Soli said,

    March 18, 2013 at 6:00 am

    I wish I could have made it! Looks like you all had fun.

  2. Shefyt said,

    March 18, 2013 at 7:08 am

    One of these days I’m going to get you down here for a visit. ^_^

  3. Sarytsenuwi said,

    March 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I really wish I could have been there! This looks like a very enjoyable gathering with truly lovely rituals.

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