I am Isis—the Goddess & Her Aretalogies

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I very much like this Cosmic Isis by artist Dahlia Khodur. Here's a link to her FB page.

I very much like this Cosmic Isis by artist Dahlia Khodur. Here’s a link to her FB page.

Let’s talk a bit about the Isis aretalogies.

The aretalogies are those first-person statements in which the Goddess details Her many accomplishments and gifts to humankind. Here’s an except from one in case you need a little reminder:

I am She that riseth in the Dog Star.
I am She that is called Goddess by women.
For me was the city of Bubastis built.
I divided the earth from the heaven.
I showed the paths of the stars. 

I ordered the course of the sun and the moon.
I devised business in the sea.
I made strong the right.
I brought together woman and man.

I appointed to women to bring their infants to birth in the tenth month.
I ordained that parents should be loved by children.
I laid punishment on…

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