Isis The Egyptian Goddess
Areas of Influence: Isis had numerous areas of influence. As her cult grew in popularity she absorbed the roles and titles of many earlier Goddesses including: Nekhebet, Bast, Hathor, Serket and Mut.
Her main roles are Mother, fertility Goddess and Goddess of magic and Healing.
The titles: “Great Goddess” and “the Divine One,” are a testament to the power and appeal of this Egyptian Goddess. This Goddess even had temples dedicated to her as far away as Britain.
She was described as the Goddess of Magic, Great Lady of Magic and Lady of the Words of Power. This was in recognition of her magical gifts and understanding of power of magical words. The ambitious Isis mastered these abilities after she poisoned Ra and offered to heal him in exchange for her secret name. By sharing this secret all Ra’s personal power and knowledge was transferred to Isis.
Together with Osiris she ruled the Gods until he was killed by Set, her jealous brother.
Unable to accept his death she used her magic and healing to bring Osiris back to life and he fathered her child Horus.
Set found out and destroyed Osiris again, Isis used magic once again and granted Osiris immortality.
The Goddess ran away and brought up Horus in secret. She is revered as an excellent mother and there are several works of art that depict her with her son on her lap. She also became a fertility and Earth Goddess as shown by the following titles: Lady of Green Crops, Mother of the Gods, Mother of the Universe, Queen of the Earth. In this role she became the protector and patron of woman and children.
This Goddess was associated with all of the elements: earth as a fertility Goddess, air through her association with wind especially the North wind, fire as a solar Deity she is described as Maker of the Sunrise and the Brilliant One in the Sky and lastly water as she was linked to the flooding of the Nile. Later she also became associated with the sea and boats, responsible for bringing the ship safely home.
Isis was absorbed many of the funerary Goddess roles, replacing Hathor on the solar barque, the ship upon which the dead Kings and Gods sailed the heavens.
She had so many different areas of influence that she earnt the title of Lady of Ten Thousand Names.
Origins and Genealogy: She was the daughter of Nut and Geb, her siblings included Osiris whom she married and Set and Nephthys. Her only child was Horus.
Strengths: Ambitious and a loyal wife and mother.
Weaknesses: She wanted to win and maintain her power at any cost.
The measurements are as follows:
3cm long (1.18 inches)
2cm wide (0.78 inches)
The piece will be sent with an adjustable black cotton strap but it also looks great with a silver chain.
It will make a very unique addition to your collection 🙂
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