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Isis

The goddess Isis is portrayed as a wumman,
wearin a heidress shapit like a throne; sometimes she is shown wi bird's wings an aw.
Goddess o mitherheid, cantrip an fertility
Major cult centre Philae, Abydos
Seembol the throne, the sun disk wi cou's horns, the sycamore tree
Parents Geb an Nut
Siblins Osiris, Set, an Nephthys
Consort Osiris
Affspring Horus an Anubis (Anubis is fostered)
Temple of Isis in Philae, Egyp

Isis (Auncient Greek: Ἶσις, oreeginal Egyptian pronunciation mair likely Aset) is a goddess in Auncient Egyptian releegious beliefs, whose wirship spread throuoot the Greco-Roman warld. She wis wirshippit as the ideal mither an wife as well as the patroness o natur an magic. She wis the friend o slaves, sinners, airtisans, an the dountrodden, an she listened tae the prayers o the walthy, maidens, aristocrats, an rulers.[1] Isis is aften depictit as the mither o Horus, the hawk-heidit god o war an protection (awtho in some tradeetions Horus's mither wis Hathor). Isis is kent as protector o the deid an goddess o childer.

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  1. R.E Witt, Isis in the Ancient World, p. 7, 1997, ISBN 978-0-8018-5642-6