Broken People, Unbroken Promises

From Jacob to Israel Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham, was, a lot of the time, a lame person. Now, if you need more context as to who this was and why I had that sentence as my intro (obviously meant for some kind of shock value), I’m happy to elaborate. Jacob was theContinue reading “Broken People, Unbroken Promises”

Don’t Stand Still

From Abram to Abraham Honestly, I feel odd writing this. I almost feel like I’m about to preach a sermon, which is not my training nor is it my intent. I wouldn’t set myself up in that way. All I want to do is share a little, each week, about something I learned from someoneContinue reading “Don’t Stand Still”

The Pharaoh Who Went Rogue

A series on Ancient Egyptian Religion (Part 7) So. Everyone, meet Akhenaten. You may remember him mentioned in a previous blog or two. On first glance, you may notice that he looks a little strange. This is possibly on purpose – or possibly not. We don’t quite know (as is, of course, usual regarding AncientContinue reading “The Pharaoh Who Went Rogue”

Appropriately Sphinxlike?

A slight digression from my series on Ancient Egyptian Religion So, before we move onward with my series on Ancient Egyptian Religion, I wanted to talk about the Great Sphinx, since we talked about the pyramids last week. Now, the thing is, that if the exact symbolic and religious meaning of the pyramids is aContinue reading “Appropriately Sphinxlike?”

A Pyramid Scheme

A series on Ancient Egyptian Religion (Part 6) So, I know what you’re asking. Shouldn’t a post on pyramids be in an “architecture of Ancient Egypt” series instead of a religion series? Well, yes and no. I mean, it could be in an architecture series, sure. (In fact, such a series may be coming downContinue reading “A Pyramid Scheme”

The Hidden Meaning of Color

A series on Ancient Egyptian Religion (Part 5) So – after a few weeks away from Ancient Egyptian religion and beliefs, we’re back! To set this up, I want you to imagine you’re writing a story, and right now, you want to describe a scene. Maybe you mention the weather, or the sunlight. The peopleContinue reading “The Hidden Meaning of Color”

The Hair Episode

Or lack thereof There’s a worrying lack of clarity when it comes to Ancient Egyptian hairstyles, given that there has been a strong stereotype perpetuated that Ancient Egyptians, both male and female, shaved themselves bald. To be frank, it’s even hard to research this topic and find reliable sources. Hearsay, it seems, is king. Which,Continue reading “The Hair Episode”

The Makeup Episode

The cat eye look is old as dirt Woohoo! Time for another episode focused around style and fashion. This time, I thought we’d focus on a very famous aspect of Ancient Egypt – makeup. Frankly, their famous cat-eye look probably the oldest style in existence which has a close variant that is still stylish today.Continue reading “The Makeup Episode”

The Bling Episode

Ancient Egyptian jewelry – pictures galore! Okay, so for today I thought we’d take a hard left turn and talk a bit about Ancient Egyptian jewelry. Yah! Of course I’ll be focusing on Middle Kingdom styles, since this is the setting for my story, but I have some interesting examples from the New Kingdom thatContinue reading “The Bling Episode”