The Egyptian Calendar also acted as a fortune teller! Each day was assigned a rating, if you will, as to whether it would be a good day or a bad one. This all hinged on what was known to have happened to the Egyptian gods on those days. So, for example, if Horus or Osiris had a bad day, everyone in Egypt would have a bad day. Much as how when Father is in a grumpy mood, it tends to trickle down to the rest of us here at the museum.

So the prediction, or auspice, for today is: Very favourable It is a day when the gods are happy because of the offerings made to Sekhmet. It says to make pawet-cakes to please the gods. Must find out what a pawet cake is.

9 Responses to “Fascinating!”

  1. dee Says:

    Did you find out what a pawet-cake is yet? Is there a recipe so that we can make them at home?
    Your friend,

  2. dee Says:

    Oh yeah, I almost forgot – my Mum’s friend, Chari-dee, asked me to be on her blog, talking about your book this week. She’s even going to have a picture of me there, with your book. I can’t wait to see what everyone else is saying about your book. I think it’s great. Mum says it’s FABulous, whatever that means.


  3. Theodosia Says:

    I haven’t found out what a pawet cake is yet. I suspect it’s a honey cake, but I haven’t been able to confirm that. Most frustrating!

    And I’ll look forward to talking to you on your friend’s blog this week!

  4. Kaitlyn Says:


  5. Moonflower Says:

    When I grow up, i am going to be an archeologist and a writer and I shall live in Egypt!

    (Random, I know.)

  6. Moonflower Says:

    My brothers are having a spitball fight in front of me. I had better get out of the room NOW.




  7. Claire Says:

    Interesting comparison, Theo! The rule in our house is Don’t Let Your Misery Be Contagious. I guess that doesn’t really apply to the museum? :) I’ll Google ‘pawet cake’ for you…

  8. R.L. Says:

    That is a very good rule, Claire!

  9. seaweed Says:

    Start a new contest!