An ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility who was also associated with magick and enchantment. In Egyptian mythology, Isis was the sister and consort of the sun god Osiris, and was at times identified with the goddess Hathor. She is the symbol of divine motherhood and was regarded in her mysteries as the single form of all gods and goddesses. Isis is often called the "Goddess of ten thousand names" and in Hellespont (now Dardanelles) she was known as Mystis, the lady of the Mysteries. She was one of the most important deities of the Egyptian pantheon and remains popular among many who follow the Egyptian oriented traditions of Wicca and the magickal arts. Her sacred symbol (which often appears on bloodstone amulets) is called the "Isis knot" and is similar in appearance and meaning to the Ankh.
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