Rituals of Isis Goddess
Isis goddess is the female goddess from ancient Egyptian religious beliefs. As daughter of the Earth and Sky (Geb and Nut), Isis goddess is one of the original Egyptian deities. Isis goddess had a brother named Osiris whom she later married and with him had the god child Horus. Isis goddess is one of the most important deities of ancient Egypt and there are many rituals surrounding her. She was the goddess of love, fertility, magic, and healing. Isis goddess was also seen as the protector and friend to the slave, sinner, artisan, and those in trouble.
While the descriptions of Isis goddess vary, she was most commonly depicted as having a typical human body and a head with cow horns. In ancient Egypt, cows were considered sacred so this depiction would have meant high esteem for Isis goddess. When Isis’s husband (also brother) Osiris died, she helping bring him back to life. After the death of Osiris, it was believed that Isis goddess cried so much that the Nile River flooded. Then, when he was brought back to life, there was drought. Thus, the regular flooding of the Nile River was associated with Isis goddess and rituals around her developed in honor of these occurrences.