The wife of the god (Osiris), "Isis" was known to the ancient Egyptians as the goddess of the moon, whose symbol is a woman on whose forehead is the lunar disk. She is also known as the goddess of magic. She was worshiped in various places, and her cult spread in the era of the Ptolemies and Romans beyond the Egyptian borders, so that she had her temples, festivals and priests in all directions of the Roman state, which became the public deity of the whole universe.
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Goddess Isis is one of the greatest Egyptian goddesses. She was the wife and the semi-sister of Osiris. They had a son named Horus. Isis was the goddess of life and magic, so she was able to shield women and children. She also helped sick people by healing them from their sicknesses. Her symbols were the ankh, her wings, and her throne headdress.
Egyptian gods and goddesses usually started in one place. They had their own cities where they were venerated throughout the ages. It was popular in ancient Egypt that the wife could be the sister of the king because they preferred that the queen come from the royal family. The city or the town of Isis's worship was not found throughout early history. Because there were no known temples for her.
Especially the legend of the faithful wife of the Lord of the underworld in ancient Egypt (Osiris), Goddess Isis, and her famous son Horus who took revenge for his father's pathetic murder by the evil God of the desert and the foreign lands.
Worshiping Isis in certain temples did not start until the end of the 30th dynasty. Before that people were worshipping Isis in other gods' temples during the middle kingdom and the new kingdom of ancient Egyptian history. In the 30th dynasty, people worshipped Isis with her husband Osiris and her son Horus.
In the Roman age temples of Isis became more popular. One of them is known as the Temple of Philae. Years after years Isis's temples were very famous that they deployed aboard, and her followers transferred the venerating of Isis to the Semitic goddess Astarte, because of the similarity of names. In the Hellenistic era, she also became the goddess who protected sailors.