isis is the egyptian goddess of rebirth, nature, and magic. she is one of the most familiar images of empowered and utter femininity.

isis is also known as the goddess of simplicity and protector of the dead. as the model on which future generations of female deities in other cultures were to be based, she is called ‘the one who is all’, ‘isis panthea’ (‘isis the all-goddess’), and ‘lady of ten thousand names’. the worship of isis spread throughout the greco-roman world, continuing until the tragic and evil suppression of paganism during the christian era.

temple of isis in philae, egypt


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