Festivals of Heru-sa-Aset

A Provisional List of Heru-sa-Aset Festivals

Sourced from The Ancient Egyptian Daybook, and an old list by Chelsea Bolton, this is an attempt to isolate the Heru-sa-Aset festivals from the rest of the Heru/Heru-Wer festivals. Since it isn’t a complete list, and I can’t say for sure I have included everything, it is a somewhat conservative list of what I felt were the Heru-sa festivals I needed to include, if they weren’t specifically named as Heru-sa festivals.

I am willing to accept corrections and additions to this list to help ensure it is as complete as I can make it.

Heru-sa-Aset Festivals and Holy Days
I Akhet
1. Kronokrator: Heru
4. Kronokrator: Heru
5. Kronokrator: Heru; Feast of Behdety/Heru Shedety?
7. Kronokrator: Heru
13. Feast of Heru, Lord of Mendes
15. Day of Unknown Rage in the Duat (Heru and Set fighting)
25. Kronokrator: Heru
26. Day of Heru-sa-Aset’s fighting with Set
27. Peace Between Heru and Set
30. Counting Up The Offerings to Heru-pa-khered, Ruler of Thrones; House of Ra, House of Wesir, House of Heru

II Akhet
1. Guarding the Eye of Heru/Jubliation of the Great Nine
2. Birthday of Heru-sa-Aset
7. Kronokrator: The Red Crown/Eye of Heru; Feast of the Eye of Heru/The Red One (the Red Crown)
14. Heru Receives the White Crown
16. Kronokrator: The Red Crown/Eye of Heru; Feast of the Eye of Heru
20. Kronokrator: Heru-sa-Aset, Heru-sa-Aset and Set (together), Heru the Great; Feast of Heru-sa-Aset and Set
27. Kronokrator: Heru, Lord of Athribis
30. House of Ra, House of Wesir, House of Heru

III Akhet
1. Appearance of Heru-sa-Aset
15. Kronokrator: Heru
24. Heru Welcomes the Nile
25. Heru Welcomes the Nile
26. Heru Welcomes the Nile
27. Heru Welcomes the Nile
28. Heru Welcomes the Nile
30. House of Ra, House of Wesir, House of Heru

IV Akhet (the month of the Mysteries of Wesir)
14. Kronokrator: Heru
23. Kronokrator: Heru-sa-Aset
30. House of Ra, House of Wesir, House of Heru

I Peret
1. Feast of the Coronation
2. Kronokrator: Heru of the Duat; Feast of the Coronation
3. Feast of the Coronation; Appearance of Heru-sa-Aset; Appearance of Heru, Chief of the Great Throne
4. Kronokrator: Heru-sa-Aset; Feast of the Coronation; Procession of Heru of the Beautiful Upper Egyptian Barley (Heru-shema-nefer)
5. Kronokrator: Heru of the Duat;
11. Kronokrator: Heru (var. Heru Lord of Cool Water); Festival of Heru-sa-Aset/Harpokratia
12. Festival of Heru-sa-Aset/Harpokratia
14. Kronokrator: Heru Who Loves His Mother; Festival of Heru-sa-Aset/Harpokratia
15. Kronokrator: Heru Who Carries His Mother
16. Festival of Heru-sa-Aset/Harpokratia
17. Feast of Meshenet (harpooners) for the Followers of Heru
18. Kronokrator: Heru, Great of Magic
19. Festival of Heru-sa-Aset/Harpokratia
30. House of Ra, House of Wesir, House of Heru

II Peret
1. Appearance of Heru
14. Festival of Heru-sa-Aset/Harpokratia
15. Kronokrator: Heru, Beautiful-in-Strength (var. Beautiful-in-Strength, son of Aset)
18. Kronokrator: Heru
19. Kronokrator: Heru
25. Kronokrator: Heru (epithet damaged)
30. House of Ra, House of Wesir, House of Heru

III Peret
3. Kronokrator: Heru
5. Kronokrator: Heru Great of Magic; Feast of Heru (epithet lost)
6. Kronokrator: Heru
23. Kronokrator: Heru-sa-Aset
30. House of Ra, House of Wesir, House of Heru

IV Peret
1. Feast of Heru and the Eye of Heru
2. Kronokrator: Heru
3. Kronokrator: Heru Who Carries His Mother
4. Kronokrator: Heru
5. Kronokrator: Heru
6. Kronokrator: Heru
12. Kronokrator: Heru Who Carries His Mother
14. Kronokrator: Heru
15. Kronokrator: Heru
20. Kronokrator: Heru Who Comes From The Delta
25. Kronokrator: Heru
26. Kronokrator: Heru Who Is In The Great Sanctuary
28. Procession of Heru-sa-Aset and Heka-the-Child
30. House of Ra, House of Wesir, House of Heru

I Shomu
1. Appearance of Heru-sa-Aset and His Followers
2. Appearance of Heru-sa-Aset and His Followers
3. Appearance of Heru-sa-Aset and His Followers
4. Appearance of Heru-sa-Aset and His Followers
5. Appearance of Heru-sa-Aset and His Followers
6. Appearance of Heru-sa-Aset and His Followers
7. Appearance of Heru-sa-Aset and His Followers
8. Appearance of Heru-sa-Aset and His Followers
24. Kronokrator: Heru (var. Heru, Lord of Busiris)
30. Kronokrator: Heru Who Receives Offerings; House of Ra, House of Wesir, House of Heru

II Shomu
6. Heru Inquires from Osiris-Onnophris
8. Appearance of Heru-sa-Aset
9. Appearance of Heru-sa-Aset
19. Appearance of Heru-sa-Aset
21. Kronokrator: Heru-sa-Aset
30. House of Ra, House of Wesir, House of Heru

III Shomu
4. Conception of Heru-sa-Aset
10. Kronokrator: Heru
30. House of Ra, House of Wesir, House of Heru

IV Shomu
As God of the Month: Horus as Heribakef, “Who is over His (Wesir’s) protection”, the Lord of the Great Circle of Powerful Flames.
13. Defending Heru-sa-Aset
14. Defending Heru-sa-Aset
23. Kronokrator: Heru-who-creates-marshlands
30. House of Ra, House of Wesir, House of Heru

Lunar Calendar Festivals
Days of the Lunar Month
8. Khonsu-Heru-sa-Aset Who Sees His Father
9. Heru Who Gives Rules
10. Heru In The Great Palace *
15. (full moon/tepy semdet) Heru-sa-Aset, Heru the Younger, ‘since He is rejuvenated like the full moon’

* I am choosing to read this as a reference to Shedet, which was known as the Great Palace, on top of any other meanings it might hold, since that is important to my practice.

II Akhet Full Moon
Feast of Heru

IV Peret New Moon (Pesdjentiu)
Birthday of Heru-sa-Aset

IV Peret Day After New Moon
Mystery of the Divine Birth of Heru

IV Peret Full Moon
Birth of Heru-sa-Aset