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    Soaring Bird
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    Gods and Goddesses : Isis

    Post  Soaring Bird on Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:45 pm

    Isis


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    Isis is a goddess in Egyptian mythology. She was most prominent mythologically as the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, and was worshipped as the archetypical wife and mother.

    Her name literally means (female) of throne, i.e. Queen of the throne, which was portrayed by the emblem worn on her head, that of a throne. However, the hieroglyph for her name used originally meant (female) of flesh, i.e. mortal, and she may simply have represented deified, historical queens.

    Her origins are uncertain but are believed to have come from the Nile Delta; however, unlike other Egyptian deities, she did not have a centralised cult at any point throughout her worship. First mentions of Isis date back to the Fifth dynasty of Egypt which is when the first literary inscriptions are found, but her cult became prominent late in Egyptian history, when it began to absorb the cults of many other goddesses. It eventually spread outside Egypt throughout the Middle East and Europe, with temples dedicated to her built as far away as the British Isles. Pockets of her worship remained in Christian Europe as late as the 6th century.
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    Re: Gods and Goddesses : Isis

    Post  Kundalini on Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:47 pm

    Hi Soaring Bird, Thanks for posting this; it has offered a more all-encompassing perspective of the goddess Isis. I'd also like to add that the crystal known as Lapis Lazuli is associated with and said to be sacred to the goddess Isis.

    All the very best, K.
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    Re: Gods and Goddesses : Isis

    Post  Soaring Bird on Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:19 pm

    Hi K, Thanks for sharing that. I never knew Lapis Lazuli was associated with Isis myself, or if I did Ive forgotten over time.
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    Re: Gods and Goddesses : Isis

    Post  cleisis on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:15 pm

    Yes,garnet as well.
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