Showing posts with label ISIS GODDESS OF EGYPT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ISIS GODDESS OF EGYPT. Show all posts

Saturday, June 11, 2016

ISIS GODDESS OF EGYPT

Isis Goddess of Egypt-
Good evening my dear friends & followers I thought I would bring you into the world of ancient Egypt. I havent' brought you into the world of ancient Egypt in a while, so I thought I would this time to the Goddess Isis. Isis was one of the most prominent Goddess in Ancient Egyptian Mythology. She was said to be a patron of nature and magic. A friend of the Slaves, sinners, artisans and wealthy alike. Isis was revered as the 'Ideal' mother, wife and of course Goddess. She had temples throughout the Egyptian kingdom and even had temples in Rome, Greece, Iraq, Pompeii and a Sanctuary in Germany. Her followers as an Goddess lasted through the rise of Christianity and it is said that even today there are folks who follow the Goddess old way... As far as a bit of history on the ancient goddess Isis. Her name Isis is spelled-Ἶσις-and is original pronunciation is more likely 'Aset or Iset.'
Isis is a goddess from the polytheistic pantheon of Egypt. She was first worshiped in Ancient Egyptian religion and then later her worship was wide spread throughout the Roman Empire and even the greater Greo-Roman world. Isis is still widely worshiped even in modern times by many pagans today in diverse religious contexts; including a number of distinct pagan religious. The modern Goddess Isis movement and interfaith organizations such as the
Fellowship of Isis. In ancient times Isis was often depicted as the mother of Horus, the falcon-headed deity which was associated with the king and kingship. Isis was also known as the protector of the dead and Goddess of all children. Isis name means 'Throne' as headdress is a throne. Isis was very important in representing the pharaoh's powers. Isis cult was very popular throughout Egypt, but her most important temples were at Behbeit El-Hagar at the Nile delta and the beginning in the reign with Nectanebo I in 380-362BC, on the island of Philae in the Upper side of Egypt. As far as Isis parents as a Goddess, she was the first daughter of the God of Earth and the Goddess of the sky of
Egyptian Mythology. Born on the forth intercalary day. Later Isis married her brother Osiris and she conceived Horus their child. Using her magical skills/powers, she was an instrument in resurrecting Osiris when he was murdered. Isis was able to restored his body to life after gathering Osiris body parts that had been strewn about the earth. Apparently this myth of Egyptian became very important during the Greco-Roman period. It was believed that the Nile River flooded every year because of the tears of sorrow which the Goddess Isis wept for Osiris. It seems that Isis had to relived each year the death and rebirth of Osiris through her magic. No wonder she has so many tears of sorrow every year. Isis worship eventually spread through the Greco-Roman world and continued until the suppression of paganism into the Christian era. Isis suckling son Horus seem to be just as popular in Christian context as the poplar Mary with the infant Jesus in the fifth century so much that she was much a beloved Goddess of all faiths. There was also Isis association with the pharaoh's wife as a consistent role of Isis as the spouse of Horus, the god associated with the pharaoh as his protector and then later as the deification of the pharaoh himself. For me it can get a
bit confusing but that was the ways of the Egypt live. In addition Isis was represented as the mother of the four sons of Horus, the four deities who protected the canopic jars that contained the pharaoh's internal organs. Then by the New Kingdom period as they called it in many places of Egypt, she was even more prominent that her spouse the Pharaoh. She was seen as the mother of the Pharaoh and was often depicted breastfeeding the Pharaoh as well.  So when the God Ra rose to prominence - Isis as the mother of the God, was paired with Horus, and Horus was identified with Ra, Isis began to be merged with Hathor. When this happened Isis became the mother of Horus as well as his wife-eventually her mother role was displaced to the role of spouse. Thus the role of spouse to Isis was open and in the Heliopolis pantheon period, Isis became the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus and Ra.
Hence the evolution of Isis and Osiris. I hope that I haven't confused you all. It is a bit overwhelming to understand some of the Mythology and lives of the Goddess and Gods of Egypt but that goes for all counties around the world. I have done a few of African Gods and Greeks and they all have been a bit confusing. But very interesting I hope to you all. Well, its getting late and I should be getting to bed. love you all my dears
Your friend always Wendy...



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