(The). The six great festivals of the ancient Egyptians were—
1. That of Bubastis (= Diana, or the moon);
2. That of Busiris, in honour of Isis;
3. That of Saïs (= Minerva, Hermes, or Wisdom);
4. That of Heliopolis, in honour of the sun;
5. That of Butis, or Buto, the goddess of night; and
6. That of Papremis (= Mars or Ares, the god of War).