Saturday, June 28, 2014
To not be of any Use to the World in this Human Race too not be considered to be an Asset,
the value of measure in todays present calculation of the sum of all deeds in this Age,
the path of redemptive written in plain sight for any and All to read enjoyment or feel pain,
the evidence of my walk has been delivered in everyday simplicity of prose as a Riddle.
Sadness breaks my physical heart to pressure the pumping organ itself in the nower of these words,
as the worth of the work that I have done on a daily basis to overcome the fright of existence itself,
an accidental tourist on the roads of roams providing a basis in the gifts of tone,
to speak on difficult subjects in round about admissions than just in these moments to time there display.
The brakes that I apply to enter this life of living in the Society of my strife reminds me of I,
the still empty faces look so distressed as sadness is not the stare I see anger in such blares,
to the few that have supported my residence of peace a home that has given me absolute in receive,
I thank you for your kindness the approach of each meet I forward my gratefulness to your leap.
Holding the Ages in past of I've been a traveler of Time in the Cycle of Lines,
putting the mind to the streaming of cared as human life is special and unique also rare,
from the Fire that sparked the Flame in a lark I greet you Hello for James Blunt is my Knight.
A candle in the web of information that teams with a texting for posts regards to the Theme,
if belief has been lost than innocence will die with nothing more and so much less as a born,
the cruelty I have seen to the experienced lies in this I do state that everyone tries,
should you be a life that has been troubled by strife I count on you daily to consider the why.
It only takes a second for a Mind's Thought to still thinking the moment before is the after in peek,
I stand on the stage of the Viewers of link the number so risen I halt at the brink,
bring this attention to the average in mention for many more people have been born on these deeds,
to trust that the message will be 'The Continue' I implore the World to put cost to this Menu!!
Friday, June 20, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Cheers to the Ages the Iron goes Red,
in the Hots of the Ball the Waltz is the Gall,
a Dance in the Ask sent a Message in Cast,
the Pyramids built to Being the Sphinx in a tasked.
The Bead to the Knead at the Roman of Treed,
checks and the balances of the Feather Inked brass,
the tilt of the scale in the removal of tale,
puts Templars to Steal the Kept in a Pass.
Translate the when Time understands that It Stood,
to represent more that the Shroud or the Wood,
the Crossing at X in the evident by,
left to the Lots in the Axed of a Sky!!
The crack of the strange to the living in came,
to speak of the Merit in a Vat worthed the Carrot!!
A stick to a thread the bill to the Ped.,
a civilized warming gave gifts in the storming,
the mingle of stun says Honda is Lung!!
In the Base of the Charge to the date of the Bred,
spoken as much for the Keys are the pluck,
in the Tar and the Coats of the Worn present luck,
the dial to Nall is the piercings in Falls.
Spear of Fate puts Destiny to plate,
the dish of the cream is ices of break,
melt to the Glacier alive with this nature,
the News of the STIP shearing drop-offs that R.I.P.
Now that Periods have been ejected out of Hand for Initials Today I ponder,
the Land of Planets to the Zone of Mars as the loss of Pluto to equal a Star,
the brand naming for the Sake of shorts in the Bird I speak for offense to Nature,
the happenings in an effort to not speak?, or just the throw to out a Tweet,
in the quick of the hurry to eliminate farther the History of the Completes!!
To check the Scene with an Age of the Means would Tell that dirt is Hell,
this Present Conditional deed of the Carry-All skied a slippery slop called Bell,
the sting in the bring of the Quirk to berserk the actual as a suspense to the Horror,
puts the character in the Question of the need to never Be what is Naturally clean!!
The assassination of the written language to the convergence in fitting width,
erases the incredible basis that once began with the writing on Walls.
Drawing such a Configuration as to Asset the impending device takes the Cell to call,
the Music flows to the swims of the Rivering dams with control left to the powering Lots!!
Ask purpose to reason the calculative response would breathe the incensed as smoked,
in the exhale of the limitations Oxygen resists to transfer the price behaves to Costs!!
Bits provide the grit to grind the Oyster to show the Squirrel that the Nuts been cracked,
in the Shell of the Meet in the Age of the Feat the barrow of the Information grows Leeks!!
Wheating the Cuts to the Cycling of Rush a Tracer seen in the Sky replied to the ride,
I'm a Cloud in the passing of a Storm as the Eye of the Rainbow is the base of the why.
Creation went too Evolution the Back of the basically approached in the Roots groan,
in the sigh of distribution of the galactical live the Sun said "It's okay I dye too.",
with the data thinking idea the Moon spoke of Wrights,
Now Chalk all up in a Kid in a learn,
going to School in a Conversation of turn,
Cowboys and Indians can no longer play,
for that is a trigger in the badge of the grave.
Youth sometimes stutters in attempts at the crave,
so ices are cubes in the rocks of the gave,
the shoot is a given for the bar keepers cave,
but in the scope of the equaling today,
it would relate to terror as a say!!
Bothered so in the general of akin,
those that suggest the Past as a blend,
mix the Cocktails and shake-up the when,
to the bullets of fired so Worth be in stayed??.
Scoop to the Ice Cream of the childish come,
accounts are so full that responsibility is dumb?,
what becomes of language as each word is loss,
like the cone of the waffle is crunchy at cost!!
The vibe is so set to destroy at the bet,
the spoken is left as the Teabagging stet?,
to behave in reason approaching the body,
makes quiet the search in the balance of why.
Start the Count for it had a Grade,
than switch the Flips for it is a crave,
bottom to top the role is the trust,
in the absolute the gift is pursuit!!
First it is said, Second it is written, Third you're Stead!!
As in the Hour Wares are the Named in that a Fact places have Duty,
Bush is a Scrub where Nero does business,
violins have Bow that Aim for the seasons,
in Orchestra the Symphony of playing the Score,
it seems that the Parks are now the Concerto's in Larked!!
Sense to the tame for my animals come called,
Mouse is my Cat and above is my dog,
both are of Life in the House that I speak,
so does Poets that Captain the rank of this treat!!
Cavalry is a Class of Horseman in Past,
however the ridden is a friend to my task,
as words due the worth of the actuals in blast,
the B.D.S.M. Men must be rockets to Fast!!
As I am Bohemian the Czech in the Tall,
told me at entered the phone of the Call,
now Moloch is Owl to the Grove of the Stout,
so Eyes Wide Open would awaken to Louds!!
Boxing day is the after of the X in a Winter,
the Solstice replaced by the span in a Case,
thus the Painted of Horse at a particular stride,
may site to the Moon as being reside!!
To replace with just swipe the Ap does it flow,
the cell of the structures is a battery' d at POE,
robots that crawl will Waltz to the know,
searching for values replacing the snow!!
Oceanus Title a Decide is a Strobe,
hot to the Frog as the Toad is a pull,
chord the Music to the Drums in a Pate,
the Chalice will Seek and Destroy for it's Sake??
Four Corners of Earth do not exist in the Sphere,
for a Globe is Round and Life should be dear,
stories that are meant to encourage the Wealth,
of the Mind in the Kind of the Shoulders that Prime!!
One at an Age that influenced a Page,
would now not know that the Sun was a Pray,
in that point of compass I believe it' is breed,
in the senses that tell me the World is a Bleed!!
Christ this with just was a Man as Apollo was Mission and Isis is based,
upon this Earth as Footsteps now traced in the simple of easing the memory of lace,
to the thread of the Spindle in the Prick of the Fruit the Apple now Kindles,
to bitten with Proof to the Tree of the planted for growth of the bloats!!
Man so does Stand for birth is the Land in the Equate of a Calculate,
the divide of the Nower has expressions of Tower in the dates that due take,
for Lives are Important to Every in Placed!!
Math it all up to the Cyclops of burned in the Value of Measure as sterned,
once there was a Story and then it gained sum Gory by virtue of addition,
in the subtract that History provides tracks the steps of the signs.
The Yield of the Baled for the breathe of the Whale left the Elephant,
the Ivory of the Snow in the Zoo of the know,
the under-garnish of the relish in the bush of the shaved,
for I'd rather be the clean and the need than to kneel to the worship of a scare in a keyed!!
Score this to the King James not the boo,
for the Letter of the Law is now Pope of the Saw,
multiply that by the Island of Brits,
the Monarchs out-Weigh the World with Knits.
Pressure Morocco with gambling pits,
the roulette of the wheel said numbers are Brits,
increase this Brand to the World at large,
the fact that Politicians are Voted not Lars!!
The Thrones that have had the Century supports,
as length in the birth would Rib a good Port,
the Keep of the Been is an Example of Win,
for once in the Spot it's a King that is Mach!!
In the Inheritance that Trues the Stanchion of Thrones,
it repeats to the Beacon that Light Houses drove,
in the use of the Scepter as stealing just Names?,
the evidence packs the punch is the same!!
So drink off like Soylent eats in the dinner of the in competes,
for pushing to shoving the ram down your throat,
the arch of the conduit preys to the soaked!!
Muse to the Oracle in the Kept of the Stone,
sling in the shoots to the Nile of Known,
Pharaoh the Name in the balance of Grown,
One at a Time is the Age of the Loaned!!
Shall we Divide at the Truth of All Costs to Accounting For,
the forward in past the Myth to replaced by Religions to date,
the change in the verb to the Noun of the trace,
equal the Some to minding the Face!!
Provide to the Sent as the Herd of a Pace,
gallop to strides that Ride for the DAY,
churn up the Intelligence as I've had a Taste,
in proper was Time and It had a Case!!
The dining room table at 815 said to the bothered at Central,
oh wow you have Fed in my brother whom still must be lead,
down to the building the company was dread!!
So Isles that make the Future in Lakes to Drills in the SEE of just a Being,
the humor of laugh the choke of the Steam,
is Hot and not Scared for Sacred is Bare!!
The naked approach to the Counter of Coach did Train this Person,
the one whom speaks totes as blocks of the wrote,
the Pyramid or Sphinx would Rise to these lopes,
should the Ages not been buried by the Christians in did!!
So Hammer this Thor with the Aim of much More,
the Voice of the Kid that grew to adore,
the chase of the catch in the wheats of the boink,
the dork of the Whale in the dug knot of the Curts!!
Incur the things that reveal to these brings,
it's written reversed to the writes to the leans,
to discount any one or second in thing,
would be just Society saying oh wait it's now Me!!
Tar the Oil to the Mure of the Ling,
a Seer is Saging at the Ages of Ring,
type to the Kind of the Man in a Find,
I am sure that it's nothing but killing the Line!!
So Zeus this off with the Stand in I Walk,
trade this to Sentence that Satan did Talk,
move to the Been Ware Lucifer Sent,
up to the Life it is Mine in the Knight!!
Track every to the All in the Sights,
scope the Each in the you do not Own Rites,
the stance of the general in the Prose of the Riddle,
will state that the Men of Carnaki are Fiddle!!
The Flute of the Instrument is my Keys to the Said,
stage this to World for the Pope is smoked Fed,
the Dali Lama would have to be Count,
for the Lord of the Say is James Blunt in TODAY!!
Ray this Blare to the support of Man,
no repair is replaced as I HEEL this Land,
for the gift of the worth in the write of the MAD,
wrath is a certain as the hand of it paves!!
Journey yourselves to passing a Way,
search in a Week and this Name will say Shake,
down to the Cell phone of which did the seek,
now you are the every in horror that is bleached!!
Remember know matter the policy or case,
the Admirable or the Honest or Congressional states,
all put their pants on one leg at a time,
for skirts are the birth of a swing in a Time!!
Heavy the broach of the Next in the Vine,
grapes of the Movies with Scripts that have lines,
already the erase of the cuts of said skates,
to eliminate any that have progression as Spakes!!
Transgressing the find as out of the Nine,
follow the aspects to the Laws of Divine,
put to the questions the Ask says it's Fined,
the Tale of Taking is the Venue of Weights!!
Strength in the Hour of the Moment per Day,
minutes due calculate for the changing of primes,
took at the value the measure is dine,
the Eight of the Eleventh in the Mow of the Crime!!
Vig this reply to the News CBS Nationals,
yet another Initial stolen for waste,
Isis the Moon in my Favorite Case,
the Sun in the Brights of the Solar in Place!!
Grease the worth to the now meant to vibe,
the rimming of punking the fisting of Prides,
that transliterations cannot come up with a Verse,
that simple would state "Dirt on you're Face."
Trade across Language for upping the laced,
interpretation does this with ALL CAPS at a BASE,
the Honor of Past to the Future Poste Haste,
the bitter of Sweetest now Plates a big Maced!!
Sin to the Tisk, Tisk, you have a rate,
increases with Voluminousness that say it's a Break,
that should the choice be speak or be spook,
the gifts will Tell that Words are from HELL!!
Trigger that Off to the Writes to the Formal,
should the Land know that it is not the normal,
to inhabit said Names with terror to just claim,
than Flags wood still fly as oppose to the Die!!
Traits of the usage of vernacular chosen with prose as the road in the go,
the green birth to red hearst that black in the blue,
Iris would speak and say shame on you!!
Track that to blowing the Old's and the Ancient,
the arch of the spoken to the tree of the broken,
plants that don't seed but show up in leads,
wow where to look not condemn with a Booked!!
Now that we're Present in view of the Teach,
should any born move in the Mint of the reach,
dictionary defines will chime to the change,
for why would the bury be X, Y and Z??
To express in foreign the trans-Being to a Fem,
will Stage to the Difference in Exacting the Hymn,
the local to lyrical spreading the trims,
said Cakes to the Biscuits the Gravy is Lends!!
Yesterday this Morning this was the Inform,
(I have yet to read either story - future referenced for Sake)
(I have yet to read either story - future referenced for Sake)
Isis (Ancient Greek: Ἶσις, original Egyptian pronunciation more likely "Aset" or "Iset") is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. She was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans and the downtrodden, but she also listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers. Isis is often depicted as the mother of Horus, the hawk-headed god of war and protection (although in some traditions Horus's mother was Hathor). Isis is also known as protector of the dead and goddess of children.
The name Isis means "Throne". Her headdress is a throne. As the personification of the throne, she was an important representation of the pharaoh's power. The pharaoh was depicted as her child, who sat on the throne she provided. Her cult was popular throughout Egypt, but her most important temples were at Behbeit El-Hagar in the Nile delta, and, beginning in the reign with Nectanebo I (380–362 BCE), on the island of Philae in Upper Egypt.
In the typical form of her myth, Isis was the first daughter of Geb, god of the Earth, and Nut, goddess of the Sky, and she was born on the fourth intercalary day. She married her brother, Osiris, and she conceived Horus with him. Isis was instrumental in the resurrection of Osiris when he was murdered by Set. Using her magical skills, she restored his body to life after having gathered the body parts that had been strewn about the earth by Set.
This myth became very important during the Greco-Roman period. For example it was believed that the Nile River flooded every year because of the tears of sorrow which Isis wept for Osiris. Osiris's death and rebirth was relived each year through rituals. The worship of Isis eventually spread throughout the Greco-Roman world, continuing until the suppression of paganism in the Christian era. The popular motif of Isis suckling her son Horus, however, lived on in a Christianized context as the popular image of Mary suckling the infant son Jesus from the fifth century onward.
The name Isis is the Greek version of her name, with a final -s added to the original Egyptian form because of the grammatical requirements of the Greek language (-s often being a marker of the nominative case in ancient Greek).
The Egyptian name was recorded as ỉs.t or ȝs.t and meant "She of the Throne". The true Egyptian pronunciation however remains uncertain, becausehieroglyphs do not indicate vowels.
For convenience, Egyptologists arbitrarily choose to pronounce her name as "ee-set" or "ah-set". Sometimes they may also say "ee-say" because the final "t" in her name was a feminine suffix, which is known to have been dropped in speech during the last stages of the Egyptian language.
Principal features of the cult
Most Egyptian deities were first worshipped by very local cults, and they retained those local centres of worship even as their popularity spread, so that most major cities and towns in Egypt were known as the home of a particular deity. The origins of the cult of Isis are uncertain, but it is believed that she was originally an independent and popular deity in predynastic times, prior to 3100 BCE, atSebennytos in the Nile delta.
The first written references to Isis date back to the Fifth dynasty of Egypt. Based on the association of her name with the throne, some early Egyptologists believed that Isis's original function was that of throne-mother. However, more recent scholarship suggests that aspects of that role came later by association. In many African tribes, the throne is known as the mother of the king, and that concept fits well with either theory, possibly giving insight into the thinking of ancient Egyptians.
Classical Egyptian period
During the Old Kingdom period, Isis was represented as the wife or assistant to the deceased pharaoh. Thus she had a funerary association, her name appearing over eighty times in the pharaoh's funeral texts (the Pyramid Texts). This association with the pharaoh's wife is consistent with the role of Isis as the spouse of Horus, the god associated with the pharaoh as his protector, and then later as the deification of the pharaoh himself.
But in addition, Isis was also represented as the mother of the "four sons of Horus", the four deities who protected the canopic jarscontaining the pharaoh's internal organs. More specifically, Isis was viewed as the protector of the liver-jar-deity, Imsety. By the Middle Kingdom period, as the funeral texts began to be used by members of Egyptian society other than the royal family, the role of Isis as protector also grew, to include the protection of nobles and even commoners.
By the New Kingdom period, in many places, Isis was more prominent than her spouse. She was seen as the mother of the pharaoh, and was often depicted breastfeeding the pharaoh. It is theorized that this displacement happened through the merging of cults from the various cult centers as Egyptian religion became more standardized. When the cult of Ra rose to prominence, with its cult center at Heliopolis, Ra was identified with the similar deity, Horus. But Hathor had been paired with Ra in some regions, as the mother of the god. Since Isis was paired with Horus, and Horus was identified with Ra, Isis began to be merged with Hathor as Isis-Hathor. By merging with Hathor, Isis became the mother of Horus, as well as his wife. Eventually the mother role displaced the role of spouse. Thus, the role of spouse to Isis was open and in the Heliopolis pantheon, Isis became the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus/Ra. This reconciliation of themes led to the evolution of the myth of Isis and Osiris.
Temples and priesthood
In Egypt, Isis would have received the same sort of rituals as other Egyptian Deities, including daily offerings. She was served by both priests and priestesses throughout the history of her cult. By the Greco-Roman era, many of her priests and priestesses had a reputation for wisdom and healing, and were said to have other special powers, including dream interpretation and the ability to control the weather, which they did by braiding or not combing their hair. The latter was believed because the Egyptians considered knots to have magical powers.
The cult of Isis and Osiris continued up until the 6th century CE on the island of Philae in Upper Nile. The Theodosian decree (in about 380 CE) to destroy all pagan temples was not enforced there until the time of Justinian. This toleration was due to an old treaty made between the Blemyes-Nobadae and the emperor Diocletian. Every year they visited Elephantine and at certain intervals took the image of Isis up river to the land of the Blemyes fororacular purposes before returning it. Justinian sent Narses to destroy the sanctuaries, with the priests being arrested and the divine images taken to Constantinople. Philae was the last of the ancient Egyptian temples to be closed.
Knot of Isis
Due to the association between knots and magical power, a symbol of Isis was the tiet or tyet (meaning welfare/life), also called the Knot of Isis, Buckle of Isis, or the Blood of Isis, which is shown to the right. In many respects the tyet resembles an ankh, except that its arms point downward, and when used as such, seems to represent the idea of eternal life or resurrection. The meaning of Blood of Isis is more obscure, but the tyet often was used as a funerary amulet made of redwood, stone, or glass, so this may simply have been a description of the appearance of the materials used.
The star Sopdet (Sirius) is associated with Isis. The appearance of the star signified the advent of a new year and Isis was likewise considered the goddess of rebirth and reincarnation, and as a protector of the dead. The Book of the Dead outlines a particular ritual that would protect the dead, enabling travel anywhere in the underworld, and most of the titles Isis holds signify her as the goddess of protection of the dead.
Probably due to assimilation with the goddess Aphrodite (Venus), during the Roman period, the rose was used in her worship. The demand for roses throughout the empire turned rose production into an important industry.
In art, originally Isis was pictured as a woman wearing a long sheath dress and crowned with the hieroglyphic sign for a throne. Sometimes she is depicted as holding a lotus, or, as a sycamore tree. One pharaoh, Thutmose III, is depicted in his tomb as nursing from a sycamore tree that had a breast.
After she assimilated many of the roles of Hathor, Isis's headdress is replaced with that of Hathor: the horns of a cow on her head, with the solar disk between them, and often with her original throne symbol atop the solar disk. Sometimes she also is represented as a cow, or with a cow's head. She is often depicted with her young child, Horus (the pharaoh), with a crown, and a vulture. Occasionally she is represented as a kite flying above the body of Osiris or with the dead Osiris she works her magic to bring him back to life.
Most often Isis is seen holding an ankh, the sign for "life" and a simple lotus staff, but in late images she is sometimes seen with items usually associated with Hathor, the sacred sistrum rattle and the fertility-bearing menat necklace. In The Book of Coming Forth By Day Isis is depicted standing on the prow of the Solar Barque with her arms outstretched.
Sister-wife to Osiris
During the Old Kingdom period, the pantheons of individual Egyptian cities varied by region. During the 5th dynasty, Isis entered the pantheon of the city of Heliopolis. She was represented as a daughter of Nut and Geb, and sister to Osiris, Nephthys, and Set. The two sisters, Isis and Nephthys, often were depicted on coffins, with wings outstretched, as protectors against evil. As a funerary deity, she was associated with Osiris, lord of the underworld, and was considered his wife.
A later myth, when the cult of Osiris gained more authority, tells the story of Anubis, the god of the underworld. The tale describes how Nephthys was denied a child by Set and disguised herself as her twin, Isis, to seduce him. The plot succeeded resulting in the birth of Anubis.
In fear of Set's retribution, Nephthys persuaded Isis to adopt Anubis, so that Set would not find out and kill the child. The tale describes both why Anubis is seen as an underworld deity (he becomes the adopted son of Osiris), and why he could not inherit Osiris's position (as he was not actually the son of Osiris but his brother Set), neatly preserving Osiris's position as lord of the underworld.
The most extensive account of the Isis-Osiris story known today is Plutarch's Greek description written in the 1st century CE, usually known under its Latin title De Iside et Osiride.
In that version, Set held a banquet for Osiris in which he brought in a beautiful box and said that whoever could fit in the box perfectly would get to keep it. Set had measured Osiris in his sleep and made sure that he was the only one who could fit the box. Several tried to see whether they fit. Once it was Osiris's turn to see if he could fit in the box, Set closed the lid on him so that the box was now a coffin for Osiris. Set flung the box in the Nile so that it would drift far away. Isis went looking for the box so that Osiris could have a proper burial. She found the box in a tree in Byblos, a city along the Phoenician coast, and brought it back to Egypt, hiding it in a swamp. But Set went hunting that night and found the box. Enraged, Set chopped Osiris's body into fourteen pieces and scattered them all over Egypt to ensure that Isis could never find Osiris again for a proper burial.
Isis and her sister Nephthys went looking for these pieces, but could only find thirteen of the fourteen. Fish had swallowed the last piece, his phallus. She created a golden phallus, with the help of Thoth, and attached it to Osiris’s body. She then transformed into a kite and with the aid of Thoth’s magic conceived Horus the Younger. The number of pieces is described on temple walls variously as fourteen and sixteen, and occasionally forty-two, one for each nome or district.
Mother of Horus
Yet another set of late myths detail the adventures of Isis after the birth of Osiris's posthumous son, Horus. Isis was said to have given birth to Horus at Khemmis, thought to be located on the Nile Delta. Many dangers faced Horus after birth, and Isis fled with the newborn to escape the wrath of Set, the murderer of her husband. In one instance, Isis heals Horus from a lethal scorpion sting; she also performs other miracles in relation to the cippi, or the plaques of Horus. Isis protected and raised Horus until he was old enough to face Set, and subsequently, became the pharaoh of Egypt.
It was said that Isis tricked Ra into telling her his "secret name" by causing a snake to bite him, the antidote to whose venom only Isis possessed. Knowing his secret name thus gave her power over him. The use of secret names became central in many late Egyptian magic spells. By the late Egyptian historical period, after the occupations by the Greeks and the Romans, Isis became the most important and most powerful deity of the Egyptian pantheon because of her magical skills. Magic is central to the entire mythology of Isis, arguably more so than any other Egyptian deity.
Isis had a central role in Egyptian magic spells and ritual, especially those of protection and healing. In many spells her powers are merged with those of her son Horus. His power accompanies hers whenever she is invoked. In Egyptian history the image of a wounded Horus became a standard feature of Isis's healing spells, which typically invoked the curative powers of Isis' milk.
Using the comparative methodology known as interpretatio graeca, the Greek historian Herodotus (5th century BCE) described Isis by comparison with the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mysteries at Eleusis offered initiates guidance in the afterlife and a vision of rebirth. Herodotus says that Isis was the only goddess worshiped by all Egyptians alike.
After the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great and the Hellenization of the Egyptian culture initiated by Ptolemy I Soter, Isis became known as Queen of Heaven. Other Mediterranean goddesses, such as Demeter, Astarte, andAphrodite, became identified with Isis, as was the Arabian goddess Al-Ozza or Al-Uzza (العُزّى al ȝozza) through a similarity of name, since etymology was thought to reveal the essential or primordial nature of the thing named.An alabaster statue of Isis from the 3rd century BCE, found in Ohrid, in the Republic of Macedonia, is depicted on the obverse of the Macedonian 10 denar banknote, issued in 1996.
Isis in the Roman Empire
Tacitus writes that after the assassination of Julius Caesar, a temple in honour of Isis had been decreed, but was suspended by Augustus as part of his program to restore traditional Roman religion. The emperor Caligula, however, was open to Eastern religions, and the Navigium Isidis, a procession in honor of Isis, was established in Rome during his reign. According to the Jewish historian Josephus, Caligula donned female garb and took part in the mysteries he instituted. Vespasian, along with Titus, practised incubation in the Roman Iseum. Domitian built another Iseum along with a Serapeum. In a relief on the Arch of Trajan in Rome, the emperor appears before Isis and Horus, presenting them with votive offerings of wine. Hadrian decorated his villa at Tibur with Isiac scenes. Galerius regarded Isis as his protector.
The religion of Isis thus spread throughout the Roman Empire during the formative centuries of Christianity. Wall paintings and objects reveal her pervasive presence at Pompeii, preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE. In Rome, temples were built and obelisks erected in her honour. In Greece, the cult of Isis was introduced to traditional centres of worship in Delos, Delphi, Eleusis and Athens, as well as in northern Greece. Harbours of Isis were to be found on the Arabian Sea and the Black Sea. Inscriptions show followers in Gaul, Spain, Pannonia, Germany, Arabia, Asia Minor, Portugal and many shrines even in Britain. Tacitus interprets a goddess among the Germanic Suebi as a form of Isis whose symbol(signum) was a ship. Bruce Lincoln regards the identity of this Germanic goddess as "elusive."
The Greek antiquarian Plutarch wrote a treatise on Isis and Osiris, a major source for Imperial theology concerning Isis. Plutarch describes Isis as "a goddess exceptionally wise and a lover of wisdom, to whom, as her name at least seems to indicate, knowledge and understanding are in the highest degree appropriate... ." The statue of Athena in Sais was identified with Isis, and according to Plutarch was inscribed "I am all that has been, and is, and shall be, and my robe no mortal has yet uncovered." At Sais, however, the patron goddess of the ancient cult was Neith, many of whose traits had begun to be attributed to Isis during the Greek occupation.
The Roman writer Apuleius recorded aspects of the cult of Isis in the 2nd century CE, including the Navigium Isidis, in his novel The Golden Ass. The protagonist Lucius prays to Isis as Regina Caeli, "Queen of Heaven":
You see me here, Lucius, in answer to your prayer. I am nature, the universal Mother, mistress of all the elements, primordial child of time, sovereign of all things spiritual, queen of the dead, queen of the ocean, queen also of the immortals, the single manifestation of all gods and goddesses that are, my nod governs the shining heights of Heavens, the wholesome sea breezes. Though I am worshipped in many aspects, known by countless names ... the Egyptians who excel in ancient learning and worship call me by my true name...Queen Isis.
According to Apuleius, these other names include manifestations of the goddess as Ceres, "the original nurturing parent"; Heavenly Venus(Venus Caelestis); the "sister of Phoebus", that is, Diana or Artemis as she is worshipped at Ephesus; or Proserpina (Greek Persephone) as the triple goddess of the underworld. From the middle Imperial period, the title Caelestis, "Heavenly" or "Celestial", is attached to several goddesses embodying aspects of a single, supreme Heavenly Goddess. The Dea Caelestis was identified with the constellation Virgo (the Virgin), who holds the divine balance of justice.
On the Greek island of Delos a Doric Temple of Isis was built on a high over-looking hill at the beginning of the Roman period to venerate the familiar trinity of Isis, the Alexandrian Serapis andHarpocrates. The creation of this temple is significant as Delos is particularly known as the birthplace of the Greek gods Artemis and Apollo who had temples of their own on the island long before the temple to Isis was built.
In the Roman Empire, a well-preserved example was discovered in Pompeii. The only sanctuary of Isis (fanum Isidis) identified with certainty in Roman Britain is located in Londinium (present-day London).
The cult of Isis was part of the syncretic tendencies of religion in the Greco-Roman world of late antiquity. The names Isidoros and Isidora in Greek mean "gift of Isis" (similar to "Theodoros", "God's gift").
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