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The goddess Isis - the Egyptian embodiment of femininity and fidelity

The ancient Egyptian civilization gave the world a huge number of monuments of architecture, art and religion. Numerous legends, covering the expanses of the once powerful kingdom, still generate a huge number of disputes and disputes. Egyptian mythology contains the secrets of the existence of a huge number of gods and goddesses. Some of them showed the people a face of courage, justice and love, while others sowed chaos and devastation.

One of the representatives of the highest race was the goddess Isis. Patroness of fertility, water and wind, she was an amazing example of conjugal fidelity. She was worshiped as a true symbol of femininity. Legends and myths about it were made by the seafarers - the goddess Isida protected them from all sorts of threats. In addition, she was the patroness of the deceased.

It can not be said that the cult of this representative of the extraterrestrial race was popular not only in Egypt: in Europe and other parts of the world there are testimonies of worship to it. The greatest prosperity of the worship of the goddess reached in the era of Hellenism. At that time, it became known as "the one that has thousands of names": Asset, Uset, Ast, Iset, and others.

The goddess Isis is the brightest symbol of motherhood and family well-being. She, according to some sources, first began to worship in a limited area of Egypt, located between the cities of Busiris and Buto. Then the cult of veneration grew to the scale of the whole kingdom. Some manuscripts testify to the fact that it is one of the most ancient patrons of the African people. The existing mythological canon, in which the biographies of the nine most important gods of Heliopolis are reflected, says that Isis is a goddess who has a close relationship with numerous representatives of the divine race. Her name began to be surrounded by a huge number of myths, when she bound herself by marriage to the greatest god Osiris. Among other things, she was his sister.

One of the most important legends about the existence of this pair is rather sad. The husband of the goddess Isis was brutally killed by his opponent - Seth. In order that no one dared to revive Osiris again, his murderer divided the body of his victim into many parts and scattered them throughout the territory of Egypt. A grief-stricken widow did not stop at nothing, she found every bit of her beloved husband. With the help of numerous rituals, thanks to magical actions, the goddess Isis was able to return Osiris for a while to life and conceive a child from him. To escape death by the hands of the bloodthirsty Set, she hid with her born son Gore in the delta of the Nile. It was there, healing all the wounds and bites with which her child was rewarded by numerous reptiles and insects, Isis instilled in her son a love of good and hatred of evil. The goddess poured a sense of justice into Horus's soul, but she did not forget about Set's revenge for her dead father and her husband.

This period of life of Isis laid the foundation for her becoming revered as a healer and protector. In a huge number of myths and legends about the confrontation between Horus and Set, the name of the goddess is also found. In them she always came to the aid of her beloved son, saving him from a possible death. Having achieved the overthrow of the treacherous ruler, Gore ascended the throne of the Egyptian kingdom.

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