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Isis



Isis is the daughter of Nut and Geb. Sister of Osiris, Nephthys, and Seth.
Wife of Osiris. Mother of Horus.
She is one of the earliest and most important goddess in ancient Egypt.
She was regarded as the feminine counterpart to Osiris,
a role she probably occupied before the dawn of dynastic Egypt.
No other Egyptian deity has stood the test of time as well as Isis.
Her cult was not extinguished with the other Egyptian gods, but was
embraced by the Greeks and Romans, her worship has even lasted into the present day.

She was revered by the Egyptian people as the great mother-goddess
and represents the maternal spirit in its most intimate form.
She is often seen suckling a young Horus.
In the Osiris legend she is seen as a dutiful wife, a grieving widow
and as a protector of the dead.

As a winged goddess she may represent the wind.
Isis was a great enchantress, the goddess of magic.
Together with Thoth, she taught mankind the secrets of medicine.
She was the embalmer and gaurdian of Osiris.
She is often rendered on the foot of coffins with long wings spread to protect the deceased.










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