Current List of Sobek’s Festivals and Holy Days

Okay, so now that I’ve got my hands on The Ancient Egyptian Daybook at last (as an ebook, but it still counts), I’ve finally taken the time to go through and pick out all the Sobek festivals and holy days in there, and combining it with the list from the Soknopaios Nesos temple Chelsea compiled and sent me ages ago (thank you!). This is about as complete as the list is going to get, unless someone releases another book just about Sobek festivals that is more complete.

I still need to go through and compile other festivals, for Heru, Isis, Wesir, and Renenutet, and perhaps a few others, so I can get the Shedety daybook done, but at least Sobek’s is now done, and I post it here for reference. So that’s one less thing to worry about.

Sobek spends a lot of time being a Time Lord in the season of Peret, which I find very interesting and appropriate, and yes, I listed all the times He was listed as a chronokrater, on top of other festivals. I think it gives a more interesting picture of His festival year. He also rules two months, and has two full moons given to Him in the season of Shomu.

I’ll link this up properly over at my Calendars page (which I still need to edit I am terrible at web maintenance), but for now, I’ll post the calendar I have right now, and you can observe it from here. Sources listed at the end, though most of the legwork wasn’t mine. Grateful for any additions or corrections anyone has.

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Project – Perpetual Festival Calendar Book Thing

So, I picked up this visual journal at Jacksons, which does art supplies and such, and felt it was just right for this project. I got one with Bristol board/paper, mostly because I wanted to try it out. That, and I knew I wasn’t going to use much more than pens and coloured pencils, and felt the mixed media one could wait for another more appropriate project.

This journal has 24 pages in it, and I felt that was just right for a calendar. I decided it was time to put together something of a proper festival calendar, since I use a fixed calendar, and I wanted something of a perpetual reference. I will still do up calendars every year, because the moons and such change every year, but the bones of the festival calendar remain the same, and I wanted somewhere I could list each month, and all the festivals in it, with perhaps suggestions on what to do for each one, just to make me feel like it’s not just a day on a calendar.

I’ve finished January, which took me three hours or so, and I’ve done basic pencil work for February-June on the first pages of those months. Still have a lot of work to do on it, but it’ll get there. In the meantime, have some photos of my progress. ❤

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