In ancient Egypt, Egyptians held an annual festival to celebrate Isis. The Egyptian Goddess, Isis, represented the ideal mother and wife. She was the wife and sister of Osiris and together they had one son, Horus. After the death of Osiris, she took over the role of the goddess of the dead. Isis was known for her incredible powers of healing and regeneration. As goddess of life and magic, Isis protected women and children and healed the sick.
Isis was the daughter of the earth god Geb and the sky goddess Nut.
Isis is modeled below with outstretched wings to represent her role as the goddess of the wind. She is known for giving Egyptians knowledge of agriculture and advice on how to grow their crops along the Nile. Isis is the most popular of the Egyptian deities.
Last year Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities reopened the newly renovated Temple of Isis in Aswan. This reopening allows individuals to celebrate this impressive Egyptian goddess today.