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|
|Affspring||Horus an Anubis (Anubis is fostered)|
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. 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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- R.E Witt, Isis in the Ancient World, p. 7, 1997, ISBN 978-0-8018-5642-6