Wednesday, June 5, 2013

NeoPagan Ink Returns!

I am so pleased to announce the return of NeoPagan Ink! It's been a rough couple of years but I'm back to blogging. And to get things started here is something of my own.

I lost my brother in January of 2011 and, since he had an ankh, my sisters and I each got ankhs to honor him.

While the ankh is known as an Egyptian symbol for life, or eternal life, its exact origins are hotly debated. Some claim it is a belt buckle belonging to the goddess Isis. Others trace it to ancient cattle culture while still others say is represents the Nile river, lifeblood of Egypt. Whatever its ancient origins it is one of the most popular of all Egyptian symbols, not only among those modern pagans who practice Kemeticism (ancient Egyptian religion) but other pagans and even many non-pagans.


Daniel said...

What a lovely piece, and for myself it was my first real encounter with non Christian symbolism. It's links to eternal life are so appropriate for a memorial tattoo...

Livia Indica said...

Thanks! Yeah, it was really a no-brainer to get an ankh for my brother.