Thursday 5th March is Ploiaphesia Egyptian Festival of Navigation.
This was when one of the most important festivals of the Egyptian Goddess Isis was celebrated, the Ploiaphesia or Navigium Isidis (Ship of Isis).
Isis was the name for this iconic Goddess used after the Greeks occupied Egypt (from 332BCE) and introduced the 'is' feminine endings. In earlier times, the locals called their land Khem or Khemit. My Indigenous Egyptian mentor Hakim Awayan (who died in 2008) coined the phrases Khemitian when referring to authentic Ancient Egyptian traditions and Khemitology to refer to indigenous Egyptology before the Greek (and subsequent Arabic) influences.
In Khemitology, Isis is known as Aset (also spelt Auset or Iset).
The Ploiaphesia festival marked the opening of the safe sailing season after the stormy weather of winter had passed.
A statue of Aset was carried in procession from her temple down to the harbour, where a specially-built ship was moored.
The ship would then be loaded with offerings and dedicated to the Goddess, before being launched and carried out to sea by the wind.The festival is described by Apuleius in his Metamorphoses (also known as the Golden Ass).
To participate you can enjoy the energy of water and celebrate with processions, lights, mirrors, music and flowers.
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