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Isis
Isis
Cult Center: Philae, Abydos
Deity of: Magic, Fertility and Wisdom
Consort: Osiris
Sibling: Osiris, Nephthys and Set
Symbol: Sun disc, A Throne, Cow horns and sycamore trees
Parents: Geb and Nut
Offspring: Horus
Isis is the goddess of maternity and magic in Egyptian Mythology. She was worshiped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the matron of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, the downtrodden, as well as listening to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers. The goddess Isis (the mother of Horus ) was the first daughter of Geb , god of the Earth, and Nut , the goddess of the Overarching Sky, and was born on the fourth intercalary day. At some time Isis and Hathor had the same headdress. In later myths about Isis, she had a brother, Osiris , who became her husband, and she then was said to have conceived Horus. Isis was instrumental in the resurrection of Osiris when he was murdered by Set . Her magical skills restored his body to life after she gathered the body parts that had been strewn about the earth by Set. The star Sept (Sirius) is associated with Isis. The appearance of the star signified the advent of a new year and Isis was likewise considered the goddess of rebirth and reincarnation, and as a protector of the dead. The Book of the Dead outlines a particular ritual that would protect the dead, enabling travel anywhere in the underworld, and most of the titles Isis holds signify her as the goddess of protection of the dead.

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