Raising the Djed Pillar

Raising the Djed Pillar ceremony of raising the Djed Pillar 5 September http://showcase.netins.net/web/ankh/calendar1.html The priests raised the djed pillar on the first day of shemu (the season of harvest on the Nile). The people then paid homage to the symbol and conducted a mock battle between good and evil. Oxen were driven around the walls of the capital, honoring the founding of the original capital, Memphis. http://www.egyptianmyths.net/djed.htm

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