Meaning of ISIS (Egyptian Goddess)

Isis means “throne”.

Isis is an Egyptian pagan goddess. Even though she started out as a small cult goddess, she eventually grew to become the leading goddess to be worshiped in Eygpt. Her prominence grew so much that she was also worshiped in the Roman Empire and throughout the greater Greco-Roman world.

Isis is the sister of Osiris, Set, Nephthys and Haroeris. She marries Osiris and gives birth to the Horus. Isis is celebrated as the goddess of magic, mystique, beauty and femininity. She is the ideal wife and mother. She is also the patron goddess of nature and magic. She is depicted as a friend of slaves, sinners, artisans and the downtrodden, but she also listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers.

The name Isis means “throne”. She is literally the personification of the throne; hence she was also the representation of the pharaoh’s power. The pharaoh of Egypt was often depicted as her son, who sits on the throne provided by her, which reaffirmed his ‘divine right’ to rule.

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