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The Great Netjer Soda Guide

Ever needed something fast to offer the gods, but only had a fridge full of soda and wasn’t sure what to offer? Ever get in a pickle trying to figure out if Nebhet likes Pepsi or Coke? Well never fear, for I have created The Great Netjer Soda Guide that will allow you select which soda to give to which god with ease! Each of the sodas below has been hand selected for each Netjer ensuring a perfect fit and an awesome sensation as you leave this on the offering plate. Read on to find out which soda to offer your god and get to offering because who needs water anyways!

Crush – Shesmu
Dr. Pepper – Sekhmet, Imhotep
Mountain Dew – Meretseger or Geb
Big Red – Set, but beware not to give this to Osiris or Heru!
7 Up – Bast or HetHrw
Lift – Shu
Squirt – Min
Cream Soda – Min
Sierra Mist – Tefnut
Sunkist – Ra
Pepsi One – Aten
50/50 – Bawy
Barq’s Root Beer – Wepwawet
RC Cola – Any pharaohnic god/dess (Osiris, Ra, Geb, Heru, Aset, Hethrw, Nut)
Coke Zero – Nun, Amun
Jarritos – Khnum, Duamutef, Hapi, Imseti, Qebehsenuef
Sprite – Bes
Mello Yellow – Khepri
Brisk – Wenut
Vault – Heqet
Minute Maid – Seshat
Slice – Maahes
Love Body – Hethrw
Kuat – Osiris
Tab – Djehuty
Real Gold – Aset
Blue Sky – Nut

Have more soda suggestions? Place them in the comments section!
To view my more traditional offering guide, click here.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Kemeticism

 

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The Great Clean of 2011

Cleaning. Is Fun. (borrowed from Flickr)

As I understand it, it is a common practice in Japanese culture to clean your house from top to bottom for New Years. Doing so more or less clears your slate for the upcoming year. It allows you to have good things come to you in the new year- because all of the crap has been cleared away.

I love this concept. I use it as a part of my Shinto practice, as I feel it’s focus on cleanliness and returning to a pure/clean state (such as Zep Tepi in Kemeticism) really mirrors the whole concept of The Great Clean. And after the Great Clean of 2010, I felt that I had cleared some of the drama from my life. I felt that it played a role in restoring some order in my life. That it cleared some chaos and stagnation away and allowed me to move forward to where I am now.

So this past weekend commenced the Great Clean of 2011. Due to being busy, we have broken up the Great Clean into multiple weekends. Each weekend we’ll pick certain areas of our house, or certain tasks to do. And hopefully, by the time Jan 1 hits, the house will be completely clean and ready for the new year. This past weekend we worked on cleaning out the kitchen. Getting rid of items we no longer need or use and taking them to the Goodwill (and actually, you know, taking them there. Not just leaving them in a pile by the door). We also got to work trying to sell our futon, which has been waiting to be sold since the beginning of Nov.

We also made the decision this past weekend that we will be making our own Kagami Mochi this year. Our normal place for buying it doesn’t seem to be carrying them this year. And at this rate, SAL wouldn’t get here in time. So we shall attempt to make our own. This will be the first year where we have an actual ofuda in the Kamidana- so I think it’s fitting that they get real Kagami Mochi, not a fake plastic one. Hopefully it will turn out well :3 I also need to get the Kamidana and it’s shelf all set up and ready for New Year and it’s ofuda. Which should be an adventure in and of itself.

Looks like I’ve got a lot to do before New Years hits.

 

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2011 in Shintoism

 

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