Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Goddess #6

This week we had to choose among Egyptian goddesses for 13 Goddesses challenge. My choice was Isis, the protector of the dead and goddess of children, rebirth and reincarnation.

The name Isis means "(She of the) Throne". Her headdress is a throne. As the personification of the throne, she was an important representation of the pharaoh's power. The pharaoh was depicted as her child, who sat on the throne she provided.

In art, originally Isis was pictured as a woman wearing a long sheath dress and crowned with the hieroglyphic sign for a throne. Sometimes she was depicted as holding a lotus, or, as a Sycamore tree.

After she assimilated many of the roles of Hathor, Isis's headdress is replaced with that of Hathor: the horns of a cow on her head, with the solar disk between them. Sometimes she also was represented as a cow, or a cow's head.

In The Book of Coming Forth By Day (ancient Egyptian funerary text) Isis is depicted standing on the prow of the Solar Bark with her arms outstretched. Hence the above depiction of her. :)


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14 comments:

  1. I remember learning about her in school she never looked this pretty in the textbooks. Great job.

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  2. Loving your interpretation of Isis, x

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  3. Well done! She is one sexy Goddess ;o)

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  4. She is proud, powerful and gorgeous! Thanks for the background about her, too :)

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  5. Very pretty Isis! Valerie

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  6. WOW Natasha!!!! She is gorgeous, and her wings stunning!! :D XXX

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  7. ooh~!she's so pretty!://O i remember we had a similar project in (early)high school where i drawed set. but your isis is way more cute!x3' loving her wings n strong face. great work!

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  8. What a fabulous piece, Natasha!! The wings are amazing!

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  9. She is one beautiful lady!!

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  10. She's awesome! One of my favorite goddesses that you've created. :)

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  11. Wonderful goddess, and our preview of your online class is very well done, love all the bright colors!!!

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  12. I loved learning about the Eygiptions in school I love your take on Isis Dxx

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  13. she has beautiful wide arm, to hold all her children within :)

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