A sexual ritual in an Ancient Egypt festival?

A sexual ritual in an Ancient Egypt festival?

This is an interesting article by LA times that goes inside a ritual that involved sex and a lot of beer that was performed during the festival of drunkeness that honored of the goddess Hathor. Apparently, the rituals took place twice a year at home, at temples, and in shrines. The festival was a communal event where everyone participated and were organized and led by priests.

by I.G

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One thought on “A sexual ritual in an Ancient Egypt festival?

  1. Nothing says honoring a god by getting drunk, right? Eh, not sure but I suppose as the goddess of fertility, she perhaps did not mind the festival too much. Interesting article find. -Amber

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