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of the oldest gods or goddesses in ancient Egypt. Isis was her greek
she was known as Aset to the ancient Egyptians which is usually
translated as (female) of throne or
However the exact name is still unknown. Plutarch suggested that her
name meant knowledge but another
translation is (female) of flesh, mortal, suggesting that all though
she was Queen of the gods,
had once been a mortal woman.
Isis was a
member of the Helioplotian Ennead. She was the daughter of Geb (Earth)
and Nut (Sky) and the sister and wife of Osiris also the sister of Set,
Nepthys and sometimes Horus the Elder.
usually described as a goddess wearing a headdress representing a
throne. She was also described
human queen wearing the vulture headdress with a royal serpent on the
brow. In both of those two forms she occasionally
a lotus bud or the glyph of
sycamore tree. She was also described as a queen or goddess wearing the
double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt
with the feather of Ma’at. Another way Isis was described
was as a winged goddess or a
(one of her sacred animals). In this form her wigs would spread a good
scent across the land and brought fresh air into the underworld.
Osiris's appearance is a mummified man
wearing a white cone like headdress with feathers.
The Ennead of
Heliopolis is nine Ancient Egyptian
gods associated with creation
Osiris is the son of Geb and Nut. His siblings are Set, Horus, Nepthys,
Isis. He is one of the most important gods of Heliopolis Ennead.
Alothough Atum was the head of the Heliopolis
considered to be the king of the underworld.The oldest religious
texts known to us refer to him as the great
god of the dead. who once was human and lived on earth.
After murdered by Set he became king of the
underworld. In order to enter his kingdom the dead had to have
their heart balanced agaisnt the feather Ma'at (justice or balance).
If your heart was heavier you had been a bad person and could not pass
to the underworld. If it was lighter you were
a good person and could pass.
Set (also called
Setekh, Sut, Sutekh, and Sety) was one the most ancient
gods. He is the son of Nut and Geb, and the brother of Isis, Osiris,
and Nephthys. He is known for being jealous of Osiris.
He was jealous because Osiris got to the pharaoh, and not him.
So, he tried to kill Osiris, twice.
The first time, Set tricked Osiris at a dinner
party to getting into a decorated coffin.
Set sealed the box and sailed him down the Nile River. Osiris drowned.
But Isis breathed
Osiris back to life. Then Set cut Osiris up into pieces and scattered
his pieces across Egypt. Once again, Isis, with a little help
, brought him back to life, but he could
not live in the land of the living. Therefore, Osiris is the king of
Set is also remembered because he punched out Horus’
Isis’ only son) eye out. Set also blinded
Horus. The Eye of Horus was very important to the
Ancient Egyptians; it symbolized protection, to them.
Isis, Osiris, & Set's Story
there are multiple myths on how Set tried to kill Osiris here is
one of the main choices.
always very jealous of osiris and was planing on killing him.
first attempt was tricking Osiris into a wooden chest,cut him to
fit him and then sealed the box and threw it in the Nile
searched everywhere to find Osiris and she finally found the chest
stuck in a tamarisk bush. Isis
open the chest and carried his body
Egypt. Isis put the body in a temple and transformed herself into the
kite (a small bird)
over the body singing a song of sorrow and mourning. After Isis's
son Horus came to avenge his father, Osiris and to
Set. Soon Thoth came and helped isis resurrect Osiris.
found out about the plans and stole Osiris’s body. he split his body
into fourteen pieces and scattered his body
across all of egypt. With the help of her sister Nephthys to find the
pieces of Osiris and the help of Anubis to prepare the body
first mummification). When the opening of the mouth ceremony was being
done, Osiris’s spirit returned to his body.
no spirit that has died and passed to the underworld can live in the
lan d of the living so, Ra decided that
should become the king of the underworld, and Anubis gave up his job as
lord of the nether world out of respect for Osiris.