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Isis, {Lap-of-Power}.
Alternate meanings: Exceeding-Queen. The-Throne, Spirit, She-Who-Weeps.
[to Whom the twelfth day of November, day 316, is dedicated in Her Cycle of Transformations]

Geography/Culture: Egyptian: adopted by many nations.
Linguistic Note: Isis, is the Graecinzed form of Egyptian Au-Set, `The-Throne'. Or some say it is a form or corruption of ish-ish, an onomatopoeic Asianic word signifying the sound of weeping, meaningful because She mourned for Osiris just as the moon was said to scatter dew.
Description: Goddess of the moon, mist, earth, fertility, magic and medicine; Controller of the annual rising of the Nile; Lady of ten thousand names; Mother of the sun; Culture-bringer; Health-giver; Inventrix of embalming.
Invocations, Pleas, Hymns and Other Homage to HER: Isis.
To Whom Sacred: flax-plant, the processing, spinning and weaving of it; corn and corn-grinding; tamarisk-tree; scorpion; snake; tat (knot of Isis, conceivably the origin of the term 'tatting'); the star Sirius; ship.
Festival: (in Rome) Navigium Isidis, MAR 05, which invoked the "blessing of Isis" for the safe arrival of the Egyptian corn that fed Rome, as navigation was resumed after the winter. One of the principla rituals was the procession of Her ship.
Male Associates: son, Horus, -----, by brother/consort, Osiris, -----.

Source: Funk & Wagnall SDFML 529; GE.B; Graves WG/337; Wallis Budge BD/248.
Au-Set, The-Throne.

Geography/Culture: Egyptian.
Linguistic Note: This is the name that was Grecianised into the familiar Isis.

Meri, {Sea-Queen}.

Geography/Culture: Egyptian.
Description: Goddess of the sea; Stellar Maris; matroness of sailors.

Neter-Mut, Mother-of-God.

Geography/Culture: Egyptian.
Linguistic Note: Of course I don't know how to pronouce ancient Egyptian (Note #1), but in making the above guess at a pronunciation for Neter (which means divinity) I find it significantly easy to identify with English Nature.

Stella-Maris, Star-of-the-Sea.

Linguistic Note: Latin translation of an Egyptian title of Isis, Lap-of-Power.

worked on: July 1990; July, August 1991; February 1992; July 1994; July 1995.
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