Isis Goddess Facts

Isis Goddess Facts
Isis was the Ancient Egyptian goddess of love, healing, fertility, magic, and the moon. Isis was one of the Egyptian Gods of the Ennead of Heliopolis - the nine gods and goddesses that ruled Ancient Egypt. She was also later worshipped in the Roman Empire as well. Many temples in Ancient Egypt were built in honor of Isis. Isis is actually the Ancient Greek name for this goddess. Her Egyptian name was either Iset or Aset. Isis was the daughter of Geb and Nut. Isis's husband was Osiris, who was also her brother. They had a son named Horus.
Interesting Isis Goddess Facts:
Isis was one of the nine gods and goddesses that made up the Ennead of Heliopolis. The others were Atum-Ra, Tefnut, Shu, Nut, Geb, Osiris, Set, and Nephthys.
Isis' parents were Nut (goddess of the sky), and Geb (god of earth).
Ancient Egyptian depictions of Isis show her dressed in a long dress with a crown on her head. She is often depicted with an Ankh in her hand, representing eternal life.
The tyet is a symbol often associated with Isis. It is a knot used to secure clothing for the Egyptian gods, also referred to as the Blood of Isis, Buckle of Isis, or Girdle of Isis.
Isis was believed to have had the power to heal, and is believed to have healed her son Horus from a scorpion sting.
Isis and her sister Nephthys are often depicted on coffins - meant to protect the departed against evil.
Isis is said to have adopted Anubus - the son of her sister Nephthys and Osiris (Isis' husband and brother).
In hieroglyphics Isis' name is depicted as a step throne, loaf of bread, egg, and the sign of a goddess in a sitting position.
One of Isis' symbols was the sycamore tree. The sycamore tree is referenced in the Book of the Dead, symbolizing strength, eternity, divinity, and protection.
Isis' crown is a moon disk with cow's horns. This is meant to symbolize her role as a moon deity and as a bovine goddess.
In some depictions of Isis she appears with outstretched wings, either as part of her dress or as actual wings attached to her arms.
Isis is said to have the ability to cast spells that stop evil.
As one of four goddesses who were protectors of the dead, Isis' role was to watch over the jar containing the liver.
Isis' priestesses and priests were healers. Isis was a healer as well, and used ritual and spells to protect and heal.
When Isis was later adopted into the Roman Empire as a goddess, a sanctuary was built for her at the ancient city of Pompeii.
Isis' husband Osiris was the god of death, reincarnation, and god of the underworld. When Osiris was killed by their jealous brother Set, Isis brought Osiris back to life.
There is a temple at Philae dedicated to Isis. It is currently located on an island in the Aswan Low Dam reservoir in Egypt, as its original location was flooded and it had to be relocated.


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