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Isis

Isis is a Egyptian mother Goddess. She is also known as Goddess of magic. Her parents are Geb, God of earth and Nut, creator Goddess of sky. Geb and Nut are both children of Sun, God of air and Tefnut, Goddess of moisture. Sun and Tefnut helped Atum, the God who is the primordial creator, to create earth. There was a prophecy saying that children of Nut were destined to overpower Atum-Ra, who was the most powerful of all Gods. There was 360 days in the Egyptian calendar, and five days that were outside of calendar. Children of Nut were born in those five days. First came Osiris (God of underworld, vegetation and corn), then Isis, Horus the elder, Seth(God of chaos and adversity), and Nefthys (Goddess of the death) .

To common Egyptians, Isis was the most important of all Gods. She represented all important aspects of normal life. She was a great mother (she was also called Stella Maris, heavenly mother, a title that later Virgin Mary was also called), and protector of the family. In most pictures of her she is shown with her son Horus. Pictures are very similar to Virgin Mary and child-Jesus, and is believed that those pictures are the source of many Christian art pieces. The main temple of Isis was on the island of File, in a city of Assuan. Even when the culture of ancient Egypt faded, the worship of Isis continued. Her temples were built in Rome and Greece, and when Romans came to Britain a temple for her was built in London. She was worshipped before ancient Egypt, and her cult was alive until Christianity came, and Virgin Mary took her place.

Isis is wife and sister of Osiris, God of underworld, vegetation and corn. Osiris was the king of Gods, and his brother Seth, God of chaos and adversity, envied him. Once when Osiris came back from one of his journeys abroad, Seth arranged a celebration for him. At the party Seths servants carried a beautiful coffin to the room. Seth said that the one who fits in the coffin can have it, and all the Gods tried it. When Osiris tried, he fit in it perfectly, because the coffin was made for him. When Osiris was in the coffin Seth alerted his guards, and they closed the coffin and threw it in the river Nile. The coffin drifted in the Nile and finally game ashore in the city of Byblos, in Lebanon. The coffin clinged to a tree that was growing on the shore. In time the coffin was totally merged with the tree. The king of Byblos saw the tree, cut it down and made the middle pillar of his palace from it.

Isis was very sad and angry about what happened and she wandered around Egypt trying to find her beloved husband. Finally she found the coffin with her magical abilities. She found out that her husbands body and coffin was part of a palace that was owned by the local king. Isis turned herself into an old hag, and waited on the beach. The kings servant girls were there to wash the laundry, and they felt pity of the old hag and gave her something to eat and treated her well. As a reward Isis showed them how to braid their hair. The queen noticed the servants hair, and asked them were they learned to do that. The servants told about the old hag that lived in the beach, and was very sad, but did not tell them why she was so sad. Before that the Queen had given birth to a son, the heir to the crown, and she was looking for a trustworthy nanny. The queen asked the hag to be his nanny and she said yes in condition that she was able to spend the night alone with the boy. The queen said yes, and Isis spent every night in the great hall of the palace with the baby. One night the queen became curious, because of some weird bird noises coming from the hall, and hid behind the curtains. She saw her son on top of burning stones and a bird hovering over him. The queen freaked and took her son away from the rocks. At that time Isis, who was the bird, showed herself and accused the queen of meddling. She said the was burning the mortality away from the child, but because of the queen she was not finished and the boy would stay mortal. The king and queen both honoured the Goddess and told that they would give everything she wanted to her. Isis told them that she wanted the pillar that was in the great hall of the palace. They gave the pillar to her, even thou it meant that the hall was destroyed because of it. Isis took the body of Osiris back to Egypt and guarded him with her sister Nefthys.

Once when neither Isis nor Nefthys were around Seth found the body of Osiris. Seth cut the body in 14 pieces and trough it in the Nile. Once again Isis travelled to find her husband, but this time the job was even harder because her husband was in now 14 different pieces. Isis was able to find all parts of Osiris, except his penis that was eaten by Oxyrhyncus-fish. Isis reproduced the phallus in gold. Anubis, God of mortuary, came to help Isis and he embalmed Osiris body. After that Osiris was taken to the underworld were he became its king.

Isis and Osiris had a child Horus that was destined to be the king of the Gods after Osiris died and became ruler of the underworld. Seth who stole the crown from Osiris wanted to be king himself tried to kill Horus. Isis hid her son until he was old enough to face Seth. Horus and Seth fight each other until Gods stopped it, and eventually decided that Horus was their king and Seth was deported to the desert were he became God of chaos.

Isis was very powerful. More powerful than her was only the sun God Ra. She became the second most powerful of all Gods after she tricked Ra to reveal his secret name to her. Knowing someones secret name meant power and that was what Isis wanted. Ra was an old God and he often slept and was totally unawear what happened around him. When he slept Isis took some of his saliva and made a snake from it. The snake attacked Ra and he became very ill. Isis said that she would be able to heal him, in condition that he would reveal his secret name to her. At first Ra tried to give Isis a wrong name, but she did not believe him. Finally Ra was in so much pain that he had no other choice than to tell Isis the real name. Isis promised not to tell it to anyone else, and that is how she became so powerful. She never used the knowledge of the name, because knowing it was enough for her.


Sacred Days

Festivals dedicated to her
12 August Ancient Egyptian festival of the Lights of Isis.
27 August Navity of Isis
1-3 November Festival of Isis, the Isia, which reenacted the dismemberment and restoration of Osiris.



List of Gods : "Isis" - 32 records

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God name
"Arrinsnuphis [Greek]"
Egypt / Nubian Local god of uncertain affinities. Probably significant circa 700 BC to AD 400 as an attendant of ISIS. He appeared in Egyptian sanctuaries during the Greco-Roman period and seems to have been of...
Goddess name
"Arundhati (faithfulness)"
Hindu / Puranic Astral goddess. Personification of the morning star and the wife of all risis or inspired sons of BRAHMA though particularly åśśociated with Vasistha. Attributes: begging bowls....

"Bubastis"
Egypt A daughter of Osiris and Isis, and sister of Horus (Apollo). Her mother, Isis, entrusted Bubastis and Horns to Buto, to protect them from Typhon. Egypt
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Deities name
"Ennead"
Egypt / Lower The Heliopolis pantheon. The nine major deities enumerated and given their genealogy by the priesthood of Heliopolis, the center of the Sun-worshiping cult in Lower Egypt. Comprising the Sun god ATUM (or Atum-Re) and his offspring, S U, TEFNUT, GEB, NUT, OSIRIS, ISIS, SETH and NEPHTHYS. Other Egyptian cult centers possessed similar pantheons though not necessarily including the same list of deities. Thus, for example, the god PTAH presided at Thebes....
Goddess name
"Esenchebis"
Greek The Greek name of the goddess Isis. Greek
God name
"Harakhte or Harakhtes"
Egypt The Sun God and mythical first pharaoh, son of Isis and Osiris. Represented as falcon headed god he was later absorbed by Ra. Egypt
Goddess name
"Harpokrates [Greek]"
Egypt Form of the god HORUS as a child. Generally depicted sitting on the knee of his mother, the goddess ISIS, often suckling at the left breast and wearing the juvenile side-lock of hair. He may also be invoked to ward off dangerous creatures and is åśśociated with crocodiles, snakes and scorpions. He is generally representative of the notion of a god-child, completing the union of two deities. Also Har-pa-khered (Egyptian)....
God name
"Harsiese"
Egypt Form of the god HORUS. Specifically when personifying the child of ISIS and OSIRIS. According to the Pyramid Texts, Harsiese performs the “opening of the mouth” rite for the dead king....
God name
"Harsiese[s]"
Egypt A form of the god Horus, especially as the child of Isis & Osiris
God name
"Harsieses"
Egypt Form of the god Horus, especially as the child of Isis and Osiris. Egypt
God name
"Haru-pa-khart"
Egypt Harpocrates God of the rising Sun. Horus the Child, son of Isis and Osiris, originally a god of youth and vigor, later taking on the aspects of the Sun-god. At Mendes he was the son of Hat-mehit. Egypt
Goddess name
"Heret-Kau"
Egypt / Lower underworld goddess. Very little is known of Heret-Kau. She was recognized chiefly in the Old kingdom (27th to 22nd centuries BC), apparently concerned with guardianship of the deceased in the afterlife and sometimes appearing as a figurine in attendance on ISIS in building foundations....
God name
"Horus"
Egypt The god of the sky, and the son of Osiris. His mother is Isis. Since he was god of the sky, Horus became depicted as a falcon, or as a falcon-headed man. Egypt
God name
"Horus"
Egypt Horus the Younger A solar deity, god of the rising Sun, of light, Son of Osiris and Isis. The latter taught him the arts of magick and healing through oracles. He absorbed and was identified with the other Horus gods-the Heru group. Egypt
God name
"Horus"
Egyptian The Mighty One of Transformations. Egyptian god, the son of Isis and Osiris. God of the all-seeing eye. His animal is the falcon.
God name
"Horus"
Egyptian The Egyptian day-god, represented in hieroglyphics by a sparrow-hawk, which bird was sacred to him. He was son of Osiris and Isis, but his birth being premature he was weak in the lower limbs. As a child he is seen carried in his mother's arms, wearing the pschent or atf, and seated on a lotus-flower with his finger on his lips. As an adult he is represented hawk-headed. Strictly speaking, Horus is the rising Sun, Ra the noonday Sun, and Osiris the setting Sun.
Goddess name
"Inanna"
Mesopotamia Inana, the original "Holy Virgin," as the Sumerians called her, is the first known divinity åśśociated with the planet Venus. This Sumerian goddess became identified with the Semitic goddesses Ishtar and later Astarte, Egyptian Isis, Greek Aphrodite, Etruscan Turan and the Roman Venus. Mesopotamia
Goddess name
"Isis"
Egypt Goddess of childbirth, death, the earth, fertility, marital devotion, motherhood, healing, home, magic, the moon and the mother goddess Egypt
God name
"MIN"
Egypt Fertility god. Min is the most significant deity in the Egyptian pantheon in respect of sexual virility. In some genealogies he is the son of ISIS, in others he represents Isis's consort with HORUS as their child. Min is depicted in anthropomorphic form wearing a modius bearing two plumes and a hanging ribbon. He is generally drawn in profile, legs together and with his left arm raised into the angle made by his royal flail. The most obvious feature of the iconography is a strongly erect śéméñ. Min is represented in older art by two serrated cones projecting horizontally from a disc. His sacred animal is probably a white bull and he is also åśśociated with the tall lettuce species (Lac tuca sativa), the shape of which may be reminiscent of an erect phallus....
God name
"Mam"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of evil. A much-feared deity who lives beneath the earth and only emerges in times of crisis. Depicted in the form of a flat, life-sized piece of wood dressed as a scarecrow and set upon a stool. He is offered food and drink during Uayeb, the period of five unlucky days at the end of the year, after which the figure is undressed and unceremoniously thrown away. During Uayeb devotees fast and refer to the god as “grandfather.”...
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8. Choose a school that pays you
Last on our list of ways on how to get free tuition, and probably the riskiest. There are, indeed, schools that will pay you to focus your studies in a single subject (which they dictate). Schools such as the Webb Institute and the Curtis Institute of Music offer a select range of academic programs and pick up the tuition cost for every student. Just think long and hard about your decision before you commit to this course.


Sources:
Michael Jordan, Encyclopedia of gods 2002
Michael Senior, Who´s who in mythology 1985
Elizabeth Hallan, Mytologian Jumalat (Gods and Goddesses, 96) 1997
Nigel Pennick, the Pagan book of days 1992
Arthur Cotterell, Mytologia: Jumalia, Sankareita, Myyttejä 2005
Robin Hard, the Routledge handbook of Greek mythology 2004
Regine Schulz, Matthias Seidel, many others: Egypti, Faraoiden maa