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by learninghome    Feb 3, 2008, 6:27 PM

Blessing:
Isis' blessings are beyond recounting: she was considered the most powerful goddess in late antiquity and had power to act in every sphere. She is especially a goddess of growth, wealth, love, protection (especially for sailors), who offers solace and support to those who suffer

Epithets:
Thesmophoros (law-giver), Karpophoros (fruit-giving), "Mother of Heaven," "queen of all gods and goddesses," "the Divine One," "the Light-Giver of Heaven," "queen of Earth and Heaven," "Lady of Life," "Lady of Bread and Beer," "Lady of Joy and Abundance," "Lady of Love," "the All-Receiving," "the Female Ra," "the Female Horus." Multiple as well was the symbology used to denote Isis: the "Door," the "Coverer of the Sky," the "Thet", She who gives birth to heaven and earth,She who knows the orphan,She who knows the widow spider, She who seeks justice for the poor people, She who seeks shelter for the weak people, Queen of Heaven, Mother of the Gods, The One Who is All, Lady of Green Crops, The Brilliant One in the Sky, Star of the Sea, Great Lady of Magic, Mistress of the House of Life, She Who Knows How To Make Right Use of the Heart, Light-Giver of Heaven, Lady of the Words of Power, Moon Shining Over the Sea.

"Aset the great, Mother of the God; Aset the Divine, Aset the daughter of Nut; Aset the Great of Magic; Aset the possessor of magical protection, Aset the possessor of rolls; Aset who protected her Father, Aset the Ruler of rolls; Aset in Asyut, Aset as ruler of (the city of) 'Shesmin', Aset in Bahbit (Iseum); Aset in Pe, Aset in Dep, Aset in Coptos, Aset 'in charge of' Pe, Aset in Akhmim, Aset in Abydos, Aset in King´s House; Aset in the Sky, Aset in the earth, Aset in the southern (and northern) chapel (of Sais), Aset in the northern chapel (of Sais); Aset in all her Manifestations, Aset in all her characters, Aset in all her Aspects, Aset in (every) place where her Spirit desires to be;..." - from The Book of the Dead Spell 142:4

Equated with
In the later Hellenistic and Roman periods Isis was equated with practically every single goddess known to humanity, and her followers seemed fond of reciting long litanies of these associations. It would be redundant to go through all of them. The most important are probably Hathor, Nut, Demeter, Isis, and Hera.

Associations:
veil, black robe, sistrum, ankh, mirror, cornucopia, grain, ship, roses, all flowers, fruit, and fragrant scents

Festivals:
Birthday of Isis (4th Epagomenal Day)
Festival of Hathor-Isis (Winter Solstice)
Isidis Navigium (5-6 March)
Death of Osiris (17 Athyr)
Isis rejoices at finding Osiris (25 Choiak)
Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys (18 Athyr)
Panegyris or Festival of Thanksgiving to Isis-Agathetyche and Ankhoes (20 Pakhons)
Pharia (8 Audçnaios)
Festival of the Valley (7 Payni)

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