Coronation of Heru-sa-Aset Day 1: Triumph Over Set

Welcome, Great Falcon!

Welcome in peace!

Welcome in triumph!

Welcome to You, Mighty One,

Who seizes His birthright from the rebel!

Come in peace, King of Kings,

The Two Lands are Yours.

Son of Aset, who rages because of Wesir,

You have driven the rebel from the Two Lands,

and overthrown the rebels who stand in Your way.

Lord of Ma’at, Justified One,

Stand tall, and claim the throne.

None will stand in Your way.

Great Lord, Your mother stands with You,

shrouding You with Her wings,

deflecting all that would harm You

As You soar across the skies,

surveying the Two Lands in peace.

Come, Great King,

Saviour of Your Father,

The Lady of the Throne crowns You.

The Strength of the King lifts You to the Heavens in triumph!

Rise, rise, rise, Great God,

Rise to the Heavens, Soaring Falcon!

Rise above the rebels and send them fleeing!

Your aim is true, perfect harpooner,

Brilliant Sharp-Eyed One.

None can hide from Your wrath.

Rise, Beautiful One, Perfect God, Lord of the Heavens,

Rise and claim the throne in peace,

Beautiful Lord, who wears the Double Crown in triumph!

Dua Heru-sa-Aset! Dua Aset! Nekhtet!

Written for the first day of the festival of the Coronation of Heru-sa-Aset, October 31, 2014, by Sobekemiti.

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Coronation of Heru-sa-Aset

So this is the first day of this shiny festival, which is an extension, if you like, of the last day of the Mysteries of Wesir. I wanted a symmetry for my Wheel, and this seemed like the best way to mirror/echo the Mysteries, by having a six-day coronation festival for Heru, particularly at this point in time, when summer is a month or so away, the heat is growing as winter trails off at last. It feels like the best time to do this, so that’s what’ll be happening for the next six days.

So this will run from Oct 31 to Nov 5, mostly because Oct 31 is so strongly associated with Halloween in my mind, and I wanted to break that, and make new connections, hence the later date, which coincides with Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes in the UK, and sort of reflects some of those themes of authority/legitimate rule suppressing/triumphing over rebellion/chaos, with Heru triumphing over Set to claim the throne as legitimate King. It’s not a like-for-like association, but those themes, along with the fires, are still relevant, in their own way.

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