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25th-Nov-2006 09:54 pm

Online Resources

Index

Egyptian Culture
Mythology | Literature | Calendar | Reconstructionists | General
Greek Culture
Mythology | Literature | Calendar | Reconstructionists | General
Roman Culture
Mythology | Literature | Calendar | Reconstructionists | General
Divination
Runes | Tarot

Egyptian Culture

Egyptian Mythology

Ancient Egypt: The Mythology
A reasonably extensive site with midlength articles on a number of deities, retellings of many myths, a short list of common (hieroglyphic) symbols, and a number of articles on more general topics. All references used to create the site are listed in the site's bookstore section, which also includes short descriptions of each book.
Ancient Egypt: The Mythology - Headdresses of the Gods
A page of the site above with pictures of a number of headdresses associated with the names of the deities usually shown wearing them. Given that the headdress worn by a deity is sometimes the easiest or only way of identification, this can be a useful resource.

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Egyptian Literature

A note: Although translations by E.A. Wallis Budge are easy to find online, when possible translations by another should be used. Budge has long been recognized as being out of date and inaccurate with regards to his translations because of later scholarship.
(It is such a commonly held sentiment that it is even referenced in pop culture in the movie Stargate when the character Daniel Jackson looks at a translation written on a board, points out where it's inaccurate, and asks if the translator used Budge.)

The Pyramid Texts, Translated by Samuel A. B. Mercer
Funerary inscriptions from the pyramids at Sakkara dating to the middle of the third millenium BCE.

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Egyptian Calendar

Festivals in the Ancient Egyptian Calendar
A list of Egyptian festivals on a site produced by University College London.
Partial Late Middle Kingdom Account, Listing Festivals
A partial listing of Egyptian festivals gleaned from a fragmentary accounting table from Lahun, presented on the same site as above by University College London.

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Egyptian Reconstructionists

International Network of Kemetics
Networking organization for Kemetics of all varieties begun in October 2000. The main pages do not appear to have been updated in a number of years, but there is an attached forum.
Kemetic Orthodoxy
Religion founded by Tamara L. Siuda (Hekatawy I) in the late 1980s. She still serves as its Nisut, the spiritual leader of the followers of the Kemetic Orthodox fatih and seems to be rather hands-on in approach.
The House of Netjer
Kemetic Orthodox temple in the metropolitan area of Chicago, Illinois.
Per Ankh ("House of Life")
Sisterhood of temples practicing the KTR (traditional religion of Kemet). The website and calendar appear not to have been updated in some time, but the associated forum has a very recent post indicating that it is being redone.
Per Heh ("House of Eternity")
House practicing the Veridical Kemetic Faith, which accepts any who follow the belief system of Ancient Egypt without incorporating beliefs from other religions as practitioners. Those who also follow other religious paths can be Affiliates of Per-Heh but not Shemsw or Priests.

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General Egyptian Culture

The British Museum's Ancient Egypt Page
A website produced by the British Museum with information and games for each of nine topics regarding Ancient Egypt: Egyptian life, geography, Gods and Goddesses, mummification, pharoah, pyramids, temples, time, trades, and writing. The "Staff Room" contains links to activities suitable for teachers to use with their classes.

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Greek Culture

Greek Mythology

The Theoi Project
An extensive scholarly guide to Greek mythology. Many excerpts from original sources are included for each article, enabling one to see what the Greeks themselves wrote of their mythological figures. Also present on the site are a family tree of the Greek pantheon (spread across 8 pages), a large number of images from orignal art sources, and a collection of public-domain translations of harder-to-find texts.
Greek Mythology Link
A thoroughly interlinked site with many articles on mythological figures and places, as well as a number of myths, all drawing from ancient sources, which are all indicated. The layout can be somewhat annoying in that some parts are only a few words wide with a large empty space to the right.

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Greek Literature

The Perseus Digital Library
Extremely extensive research for Greek and Roman literature. The site contains links to a large number of texts in both the original language and in translation. The display can be configured so that all words in Greek and Latin are links to a tool which analyzes the word and displays all possible words and grammatical constructions which it could be, complete with links to dictionaries for each possible word. Also on the site are a number of photographs from museums and sites.
The Library of E-Texts at the Theoi Project
A modest collection of translations which are harder to find online.

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Greek Calendar

HMEPA: Hellenic Month Established Per Athens
Listing of scared days and festivals in the Athenian calendar. Although the creator has obviously put much research into the project, only the dates are listed and no details of any of the festivals.

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Greek Reconstructionists

Hellenion
US-based religious organization for Hellenic polytheists. The site includes a "Hymnondia" section with hymns and prayers, as well as some rituals and festivals.
Hellenotamiai, Demos of Hellenion
A demos of Hellenion located in Washington, DC. Their site includes a "Library" section with a large number of articles by members, most with sources cited.
Neokoroi - The Temple Keepers
Hellenic Pagan association which also publishes a quarterly newsletter available at the site.
Societas Hellenica Antiquariorum
English portion of the site of an Athens-based organization.

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General Greek Culture

The British Museum's Ancient Greece Page
A website produced by the British Museum with information and games for each of ten topics regarding Ancient Greece: the Acropolis, Athens, daily life, festivals and games, geography, Gods and Goddesses, knowledge and learning, Sparta, time, and war. The "Staff Room" contains links to activities suitable for teachers to use with their classes.

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Roman Culture

Roman Mythology

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Roman Literature

The Perseus Digital Library
Extremely extensive research for Greek and Roman literature. The site contains links to a large number of texts in both the original language and in translation. The display can be configured so that all words in Greek and Latin are links to a tool which analyzes the word and displays all possible words and grammatical constructions which it could be, complete with links to dictionaries for each possible word. Also on the site are a number of photographs from museums and sites.
Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum
An extensive collection of Latin texts, many with translations.
The Latin Library
A wide variety of texts, all in the original Latin with no translation.

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Roman Calendar

Roman Calendar of the Temple of Religio Romana
A calendar based primarily on the Fasti Antiates Maiores with additional information from other sources.
The Roman Calendar
Essay discussing the development of the Roman calendar.
The Julian Calendar
Listing of days in the Julian calendar sparsely populated with festivals.

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Roman Reconstructionists

Temple of Religio Romana
Temple dedicated to practicing the traditions of the early Romans while taking into account the difference of the modern world. Religio Romana allows for the following of other beliefs alongside itself.
Religio Romana of Nova Roma
Religio Romana as practiced by the micronation of Nova Roma.

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General Roman Culture

Forum Romanum
A collaboration between scholars, teachers, and students with its main highlight being the Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum, a catalogue of Latin texts available online.
Encyclopaedia Romana
A collection of essays about a variety of Roman culture topics.

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Divination

Runes

Jordsvin's Rune of the Month Articles
In-depth articles about each rune, with much research and experience on the part of the author evident.
Jordsvin's Rune Pages
A collection of links to additional information on runes by the same author as the above.

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Tarot

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite
Waite's work detailing the symbolism and meanings of the cards in the "standard" Rider-Waite deck.
Learning the Tarot - An Online Course
Both a sequence of lessons designed to help one teach oneself how to interpret tarot cards and reasonably detailed information regarding the cards' interpretations. Card information includes an insightful list of reinforcing cards and a list of opposing cards for each. A few meanings differ from the more standard ones.

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