Whitney Sparks | July, 2021
“In ancient Egypt, the name Sirius signified its nature as scorching or sparkling. The star was associated with the Egyptian gods Osiris, Sopdet and other gods. Ancient Egyptians noted that Sirius rose just before the sun each year immediately prior to the annual flooding of the Nile River. Although the floods could bring destruction, they also brought new soil and new life. Osiris was an Egyptian god of life, death, fertility and rebirth of plant life along the Nile. Sopdet — who might have an even closer association with the star Sirius — began as an agricultural deity in Egypt, also closely associated with the Nile. The Egyptian new year was celebrated with a festival known as the Coming of Sopdet.”
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“…at the Old Farmer’s Almanac [and most sources I found in a cursory online search] , we consider the Dog Days to be the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11. This is soon after the Summer Solstice in late June…”
This coincides with the timing at least approximately of the ancient festival of the goddess.
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… And it’s right NOW (*beginning of July)!!
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But perhaps the story of SOTHIS is EVEN OLDER than that ancient Egyptian new years party. Have a listen to this.
Animated version of the Dogon Egungun of West Africa’s creation story: