To follow up from the last post – today is not only a National Day for Milk but also here in Canada it is notoriously (ok I just found out) that it is
National Step in the Puddle and
Splash Your Friends Day!
Which of course is great fun!
(unless you are the now sopping wet friend)
The only problem is that today it is -18C and there are no puddles whatsoever around here at the moment.
Why is this holiday in January?
Anyway! To commemorate National Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day, here is a vase all about water, and it even includes a picture of the vase next to a puddle! Pretty timely I’d say!
Let’s read on!
Sobek’s Tears, tells the story of an aggressive and fearless god who not only controlled the waters of the Nile, but also suffered from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). As the Egyptian god of fertility and water he was both adored and feared, for he could often side with chaos.
As Sobek was busy helping to create the world and laying eggs along what would be the banks of the Nile, his sweat would become the mighty river. Good thing there was not yet a pill for that.
Sobek was thought to protect both the Pharoah and even some of the gods. It is thought that he assisted the venerable Isis during the childbirth of Horus. He also saved Horus’ four children in his net when they emerged from a lotus flower in the Nile.
This may explain why temple complexes devoted to him often had their own pond, complete with their own crocodile that was fed milk and honey and the choicest cuts of meat. Move over Cleopatra! Tick-Tock the crocodile from Peter Pan (not the social media platform, which we are now on by the way) must feel jealous they did not end up in an ancient Egyptian temple.
Hopefully Sobek is feeling extra fertile this year and whoever has this vase will have a lovely garden, you know . . . once the puddles are no longer ice. 🦵💧💦🙋
Glad you like it! 🙂
Some of the national days are strange but interesting. We’re supposed to get heavy rain in my part of British Columbia today. I’ll try to find a puddle to celebrate the event!
Woohoo! Glad to hear someone has puddles!!
I’ll be honest I didn’t read the story about the vase but I am totally taken by the color and the shape! Really nice!
Glad you like it! The story is a fun one too should you have time 🙂
Hyperhydrosis is such a challenge. Really interesting story thanks and pretty pottery.
It would definitely be. Thank you for your comment and for stopping by! 🙏
Still find it somewhat disturbing that they were good with believing the Nile is crocodile sweat. 🙂
And puddles… in January… I’ll take the milk, thanks. Maybe warmed. And with chocolate. But then that’s probably another obscure holiday altogether. Probably in July.
I looked it up! and actually National Hot Chocolate Day is in January. It’s coming up pretty shortly actually! https://nationaltoday.com/national-hot-chocolate-day/
The vase is the most gorgeous color, and I enjoyed your backstory!
Thank you Eugi! 🙂
GREAT writing. Funny!
Thank you, Ana! I hope you are keeping well!
So far, so good… At the rate the changes have been going, check with me again in about three seconds 🤯🙄🤪
Hey, I am in India and over here till about 5 moths no puddles! Looks like Step in the Puddle and
Splash Your Friends Day is postponed for me!
Hey, I am in India and over here it not going to rain here in the next 5 moths! looks like Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day! is postponed for me!
Such a fun post! I appreciate how you weave the different threads together. And your pottery is so beautiful!
thank you! that is very kind of you to share So glad to hear that it resonates with you 🙏