Goddess Isis | The Egyptian Goddess of Magic and Healing



The great goddess of magic who recomposed the disjointed body of her husband Osiris, thus creating the first mummy, and got their son Horus. Her name was written in hieroglyphics sign of the throne; the temple dedicated to her on the island of Philae was the last bastion of ancient religion.


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 sickness. 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 ages. It was popular in ancient Egypt that the wife could be the sister of the king because they preferred that the queen comes from the royal family. The city or the town of Isis's worshipped 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.

You can see the whole story and the myth of Isis and Osiris depicted on the walls of the ancient temples of Egypt like Edfu Temple and Philae Temple in Aswan.

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 Egypt history. In the 30th dynasty, people worshipped Isis with her husband Osiris and her son Horus.
In 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.

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