Isis: Egyptian Goddess of Fertility, Love and Magic

San Antonio Museum of Art. Texas

Isis is the greek name of this goddess, her Egyptian name was Aset or Ast. Her hieroglyphic name incorporates the sign for a throne, which Isis also wears on her head as a sign of her identity.

She was a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. She helped the dead enter the afterlife.  Through her relationship with her son Horus (Sky god), she came to be seen as the epitome of maternal devotion. Her maternal aid was invoked in healing spells to benefit ordinary people.

Church Facade

Puebla, Mexico.

This is my entry for Thursday’s Doors, at Norm’s Blog.

Plant Coocons

Chapultepec greeenhouse. Mexico City.

Roman style mosaic-and-shell fountain

Getty Villa. Santa Monica, California.
Getty Villa. Santa Monica, California.

Zig Zag Path

HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS, SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA. JAPANESE GARDEN