My theme for the “A to Z Challenge” is World Mythology.
My A to Z posts will run concurrently with my usual posts. I hope they spark your curiosity. I find it fascinating how so many stories crossed the boundaries of countries and even oceans.
“I” is for Isis
A powerful, ancient Egyptian goddess, Isis, used magic to help those in need. She was (and is) worshiped as the ideal mother and wife and as a patroness of magic.
The Romans adopted her and today she continues to be widely worshiped around the world by pagan groups, including the modern Goddess movement and inter-faith organizations such as the Fellowship of Isis.
One of the Isis Myths
During the Greco-Roman period people believed,
“… the Nile River flooded every year because of the tears of sorrow which Isis wept for [her husband] Osiris. Osiris’s death and rebirth was relived each year through rituals.” (Wikipedia)
The name Isis means throne and that is why her headdress looks like a throne.
You can find invocations for Isis on-line. I know this because I researched it for my first book, Covert Danger. In it, an Egyptian sorceress calls on Isis for her magic. I have to say, some of the chants I ran across gave me the chills.
Reference and photos credit: Wikipedia
MY A-2-Z INTRO TO WORLD MYTHOLOGY
A is for Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of death who weighs your heart
B is for Brigid, the Celtic Goddess of Fire who terrifies me
C is for Cronus, Leader of the Titans, Father of the Greek Gods
D is for Dragons, Chinese Dragons
E is for Ekeko, God of Good Luck and Abundance
F is for Freya, Norse Goddess of Love
G is the Gitche Manitou, The Great Spirit
H is for Hell – Is it Around the Corner?
I is for Isis –