Isis – Ancient Egyptian Goddess
courtesy of Mysticology website
I am Nature, the Mother of All
Mistress of the Elements,
Sovereign of the Spirit
Queen of the Dead,
Queen of the Immortals,
The single embodiment of all goddesses and gods.
My will governs the movements of the stars,
The winds of the seas
And the dread silence of the underworld.
I am worshipped under many aspects,
Known by countless names.
I am Isis. Isis (Auset)– the Cosmic mother has been worshipped longer than any other known Goddess, from the origin of written history to the 5th century A.D. Her worship began in ancient Egypt and later spread to Asia Minor, Great Britain and Europe. Her religion was a mystery cult in which she was revered as Queen of Heaven, Earth and the Underworld.
Isis is the feminine archetype for creation (Matter)-the Goddess of fertility and motherhood. In the duality of our reality she represents our feminine aspects-creation, rebirth, ascension, intuition, psychic abilities, higher chakras, love and compassion.
Initiates of the Isis Mysteries reported powerful mystical experiences and were ensured of everlasting life by devotion to Isis. Isis assumed the characteristics of many lesser-known Goddesses, thus becoming worshipped as the universal Goddess who was all-encompassing in her feminine attributes and power: Feminine divinity itself. She is known as the Goddess of 10,000 names and has played many roles in history and mythology-as Goddess and female creator.
Isis is the yin energies, the mother nurturer, the High Priestess, the Goddess of all mythological tales to other female icons in the mythos of creation. She is the essence of the feminine energy, which is part of us all.
Isis was a particular protector and patron of women. Isis guided women in childbirth and comforted women bereaved by the death of loved ones. Her qualities of compassion, tenderness, love, healing and devotion have endeared her to women throughout the ages. Isis’ attributes are echoed in all the Great Mother Goddesses throughout history, including the Chinese Kwan Yin, the Christian Mary (Incarnate of Isis) and Mary Magdalene (Initiate of Isis).