Ancient Egypt Gods & Goddesses



Isis
Isis (Also known as As, Ast or Est) Wife of Osiris, mother of Horus, sister of Set and Nephteys. Daughter of Nuit and Geb. Her name translates to 'throne'. She was the first Egyptian goddess born to live on Earth. Isis has been known as the goddess of women and children and the mother of all living things. She traveled around Egypt teaching women the skills of weaving, cooking and raising children. She also helped during the process of childbirth. Isis was traveling when she heard that her beloved husband Osiris was dead. She was horrified when she learned that her brother Set had murdered him. She wandered the country in search of the body of Osiris while pulling out her hair, ...

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of mourning. She, along with Nephthys and Anubis, traveled up and down the Nile in search of the pieces of Osiris. They were able to find 13 pieces. Wherever they found a piece they erected a temple to Osiris. Isis asked Thoth for his assistance in resurrecting Osiris. He taught Isis the process of mummification. This process insured the deceased a life after death and in the case of Osiris, it secured him the position of King of the Underworld. Isis was greatly saddened by the death of her true love, but she was consoled by two things: 1) Osiris lived again in the Underworld, 2) She was pregnant with Horus. Isis was told by Thoth that Horus would avenge his father's death and become the rightful heir of his kingdom. Set found out that Isis was pregnant and he knew Horus would be a threat to his kingship. It became his goal to find Isis and prevent the birth of her child. Isis tried to hide, but Set found her and persuded her to go to his home. He locked her in a room. This time ...

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