Showing posts with label Astarte. Show all posts
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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Walking with The Goddess

Nobody is going to persuade me that this is not a blessing and a most bounteous prodigy for all The Work to come... 
But I still invite freely, welcome and encourage any who may be so bold in the attempt to try to disuade me from this belief, but you will sure have your work cut out for you.

Cindy, I Think This Could B The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship.

Fortune & Glory, Kid... 

4Tune AND Glory...,

Mrs. C: We're Needed.

Rathe God of the Sun, originally had the greatest power. 

But Ra was uncaring, and the people of the world suffered greatly during his reign. 

The goddess Isis tricked him by mixing some of his saliva with mud to create a poisonous serpent that bit him, causing him great suffering which she then offered to cure. 

He eventually agreed. Isis informed Ra that, for the cure to work, she would have to speak his secret name (which was the source of his power over life and death). Reluctantly, he whispered it to her. 

When Isis uttered his secret name while performing her magic, Ra was healed. 
But the goddess Isis then possessed his powers of life and death, and quickly became the most powerful of the Egyptian gods and goddesses, using her great powers to the benefit of the people

I was born in a Crossfire Hurricane
And I howled at the Mourning, Driving Rain
I was raised by a Toothless, Bearded Hag
I was schooled with a strap right across my back
I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead
I fell down to my feet and I saw that they bled
I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread
I was crowned with a spike right through my head

But its all right now
In fact its a gas
Isis was known also for being both the Mother of Life and the Crone of Death

Her immense powers earned her the titles of "The Giver of Life" and "Goddess of Magic". 

Her best known story illustrates why she is simultaneously known as a creation goddess and as a destruction goddess.

Isis was the Goddess of the Earth in ancient Egypt and loved her brother Osiris. When they married, Osiris became the first King of Earth. 

Their brother Set, immensely jealous of their powers, murdered Osiris so he could usurp the throne. 

Set did this by tricking Osiris into stepping into a beautiful box made of cedar, ebony and ivory that he had ordered built to fit only Osiris. 

Set then sealed it up to become a coffin and threw it into the river. 

The river carried the box out to sea; it washed up in another country, resting in the upper boughs of a tamarisk tree when the waters receded. 

As time passed, the branches covered the box, encapsulating the god in his coffin in the trunk of the tree. 

In a state of inconsolable grief, Isis tore her robes to shreds and cut off her beautiful black hair.

"Buffy! You cut your hair!"

When she finally regained her emotional balance, Isis set out to search for the body of her beloved Osiris so that she might bury him properly. 

The search took Isis to Phoenicia where she met Queen Astarte. 

Astarte didn't recognize the goddess and hired her as a nursemaid to the infant prince. 

Fond of the young boy, Isis decided to bestow immortality on him. 
As she was holding the royal infant over the fire as part of the ritual, the Queen entered the room. 

Seeing her son smoldering in the middle of the fire, Astarte instinctively (but naively) grabbed the child out of the flames, undoing the magic of Isis that would have made her son a god. 

No second chances...? 
No second attempt to complete the ritual...?
Would he have aged normally or will he be as Horus, an eternal infant godling...?

When the Queen demanded an explanation, Isis revealed her identity and told Astarte of her quest to recover her husband's body. 

As she listened to the story, Astarte realized that the body was hidden in the fragrant tree in the center of the palace and told Isis where to find it. 

Sheltering his broken body in her arms, the goddess Isis carried the body of Osiris back to Egypt for proper burial. 

There she hid it in the swamps on the delta of the Nile river. Unfortunately, Set came across the box one night when he was out hunting

Infuriated by this turn of events and determined not to be outdone, he murdered Osiris once again: this time hacking his body into 14 pieces and throwing them in different directions knowing that they would be eaten by the crocodiles

This is where the Adventists, Watchtower Society, and Prince get their doctrine of the indivisibility of Body, Mind and Spirit.

The goddess Isis searched and searched, accompanied by seven scorpions who assisted and protected her. 

Each time she found new pieces she rejoined them to re-form his body. But Isis could only recover thirteen of the pieces. 

The fourteenth, his penis, had been swallowed by a crab so she fashioned one from gold and wax

Then inventing the rites of embalming, and speaking some words of magic, Isis brought her husband back to life. 

[ Kinda...But just for one last visit. ]

Magically, Isis then conceived a child with Osiris, and gave birth to Horus, who later became the Sun God.

Assured that having the infant would now relieve Isis' grief, Osiris was free to descend to become the King of the Underworld, ruling over the dead and the sleeping. 

His spirit, however, frequently returned to be with Isis and the young Horus who both remained under his watchful and loving eye