Mistress of Magic and Goddess of rebirth (see Mythology). Her emblem is a throne. She is one of the most famous Goddesses of ancient Egypt. She was worshiped throughout the Middle East and in Europe till late in the 6th century CE. There was a temple of Isis on the river Thames near today's London. She was worshiped as a loving wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. She had great magical powers. Part of this was due to the fact that she managed to obtain the secret name of Ra. To obtain Ra's secret name, she made a venomous reptile out of dust, mixed with the spittle of the God, by uttering over it certain magical words of power. She made the reptile bite Ra as he passed by. When she succeeded to obtain the secret name of Ra, which he revealed only because he was on the point of death, she uttered magical words which drove the poison from Ra's body, and Ra recovered. Now Isis not only knew the words of Power, but also knew how to pronounce them so that the beings or things to which they were addressed would be compelled to listen and be obliged to fulfill the demands. She especially had power over Ra since she knew his secret name.

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Isis - Mistress of Magic, Goddess of Rebirth

Relief Isis Winged
Relief of Isis (winged Goddess) on the sacred boat during her annual voyage to visit Osiris. (741k)
Relief Isis Right
Relief of Isis (right) watching the fight between Horus (center), and Seth (as a hippo below) in the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (686k)
Relief Isis Shown
Relief of Isis, here shown as a cat (center), Horus (center right) with his son (right), a Pharaoh (center), Nut (left of the Pharaoh, with horns and a Sun disk), and Thoth (left) in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (754k)
Relief Isis Right
Relief of Isis (right) and her husband/brother Osiris (center) in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (703k)
Different View Isis
A different view of Isis, seated with her symbol on her head in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (760k)
Relief Isis Or
Relief of Isis (or Ma'at) in the Temple of Kom Ombo. This shows her as the Winged Goddess. On the right is Apis, the Sacred Bull. (1054k)
Relief Isis Right
Relief of Isis (right) and Sekhmet (left) in the Temple of Kom Ombo. Try to find Isis' symbol that identifies her. (839k)
Close-up Relief Isis
Close-up of a relief of Isis in the Temple of Kom Ombo. Note the colors that are over two thousand years old. (1127k)
Relief Isis Nursing
Relief of Isis, nursing her son Horus in the Philae Temple of Isis. (827k)
Relief Isis Shown
Relief of Isis, shown as a woman with wings and the horns of a cow with the sun disk, in the Philae Temple of Isis. (636k)
Relief Isis Right
Relief of Isis (right), with her husband/brother Osiris (left), in the Philae Temple of Isis. (694k)
Relief Isis Left
Relief of Isis (left), recognizable by the throne on her head, with Hathor (right), in the Philae Temple of Isis. (785k)
Symbol Isis Throne
Symbol of Isis, a throne. Look for this sign either on her head or in the hieroglyphs around her to identify her as Isis, rather than Hathor. (765k)
Beautiful Painting Inside
Beautiful painting inside the Queens Temple of Abu Simbel of the Goddesses Isis (right) and Hathor (left) blessing the Queen. (697k)

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