March 9, 2013

Lady of Purity

Posted in Wenut at 9:47 pm

Lady of Purity
© 2013 Natalie Baan

O lovely one, you wash my face.
O lovely one, you bathe my hands.
O lovely one, O lovely one,
Lady of Purity, enter in.

Lady of springs, You flower in beauty.
Bring forth the green from where the springs rise.
Bring forth new life, bring forth new life.
Lady of Purity, enter in.

Wenut of Khmun, You hear the Ogdoad.
Djehuty calls them up from the Nun.
The moon will rise; the child will be healthy.
Lady of Purity, enter in.

O gracious one, You fill your basin,
cool water from the flood of the Nile,
cool water for the Queen of Heaven.
Lady of Purity, enter in.

Pure, pure, pure —
Pure, pure, pure —
Pure, it is pure.
 


Notes: Written in January 2013, based on an experience with Wenut during the Senut rite. In ancient Kemet, Wenut was invoked in a spell to help a woman struggling to give birth (Borghouts, Ancient Egyptian Magical Texts [Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1978], p. 39), and this song pays homage to that. It can be used, in whole or in part, for self-purification, to evoke the conception and birth of Heru-sa-Aset, and/or to bring health and healing to mothers and children.


January 30, 2012

Song for the Swift One

Posted in Wenut at 9:39 pm

Song for the Swift One
© 2009 Natalie Baan

Swift One running on the height,
swiftly drumming Eye of Ra,
Swift One dancing by moonlight,
come to us, O Eye of Ra!

By the keenness of Your sight,
may no danger befall us,
may no evil befall us.
May the keenness of Your ears
hear the music of our joy.

Wenut, come to us,
bringing prosperity.
Wenut, Eye of Ra,
guarding our families.
Hear us sing for You,
beautiful Wenut!
May it satisfy You,
Lady of Wenu!

Swift One running on the height,
swiftly drumming Eye of Ra,
Swift One dancing by moonlight,
come to us, O Eye of Ra!

By the keenness of Your sight,
may no danger befall us,
may no evil befall us.
May the keenness of Your ears
hear the music of our joy.

Swift One dancing by moonlight,
come to us, O Eye of Ra!


Notes: Written in October 2009. Wenut is the hare-headed Goddess of the fifteenth nome of Upper Egypt and one of the Seven Arrows of Bast.


Mighty Bast, Send Your Arrows!

Posted in Bast, Heru-hekenu, Heryshef, Khonsu-Heru, Nefertem, Wadjet, Wenut at 9:36 pm

Mighty Bast, Send Your Arrows!
© 2010 Natalie Baan

Great of love, living passionately,
rise in strength to slay anxiety.
When I’m afraid Your power sets me free.
Mighty Bast, send Your Arrows!

Nefertem, Your perfume comes to me.
Heru-hekenu, spread Your wings above me.
Khonsu-Heru, shining beautifully —
Mighty Bast, send Your Arrows!

Gracious Wadjet, come in peace for me.
Wenut, Eye of Ra, come joyfully.
Heryshef, crowned with majesty —
Mighty Bast, send Your Arrows!

Lift me up into the sunlight.
Walk with me by moon and starlight.
Teach me how to defeat my sorrows!
Send Your, send Your, send Your Arrows!
Mighty Bast, O You send Your Arrows!


Notes: Written in June 2010 for the Seven Arrows of Bast. Excellent heka against fear and depression.


Wenut Blessing

Posted in Wenut at 9:30 pm

Wenut Blessing
© 2012 Natalie Baan

Beautiful Wenut,
Beloved Wenut,
keep us from any hardship,
bless us with joy!
[repeat]


Notes: Written in January 2012 for Wenut as a guardian of the house.