Isis (Aset in Egyptian), alternatively known as the Maiden of Egypt, or The Lady of Ten Thousand Names is a Goddess of health, marriage, and wisdom. She is the consort of Serapis, and as such is seen as an interpretation of Kore. She is worshipped as the ideal mother and wife and is the patroness of motherhood, nature, theurgy, and like Her gentle husband, She is also connected to healing and resurrection. She acts as the protector of children and the dead. She is depicted as the mother of Harpocrates, God of silence who is associated with Apollo.
She is the companion of the oppressed, slaves, and sinners, but She is also friends to artisans, maidens, the wealthy, and, especially, rulers. Her name translates to “Throne,” and as such Her headdress is commonly depicted as a throne. A ruler under the protection of Isis is Her child, who sits on the throne She provides. However, whether poor or wealthy, an artist or not, or anything else, all of Her worshipers are Her children, and She will take care of Her children, both in life and in death.
The worship of Isis is heavily tied with Her loving husband, and collectively their worship spread throughout the world, spanning from Britain to Afghanistan.
Her worship is commonly associated with the sistrum, a musical instrument used in many religious rites even today.
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