The traditional birthstone amulet of July is the ruby; and the larkspur and water lily are the month's traditional flowers.
July is shared by the astrological signs of Cancer the Crab and Leo the Lion, and is sacred to the following Pagan deities: Apt (or Apet), Athena, Sothis, Spider Woman, and Rosea.
In Napal on July 1st people celebrate the festival of Naga Pachami, which is devoted to the snake gods called Nagas. Sacred snake images are adorned with flower garlands and displayed on religious altars, and offerings are made at snake holes. People line the streets for elaborate parades featuring beautifully costumed participants and live serpents.
|Roosevelt and His Rough Riders
If you know your history
Then you would know where you're coming from
Then you wouldn't have to ask me
Who the heck do I think I am
I'm just a Buffalo Soldier in the heart of America
Stolen from Africa, brought to America
Said he was fighting on arrival, fighting for survival
Said he was a Buffalo Soldier, in the war for America
~~ Eso Terry