“In the Names of Isis and Osiris,
May all beings be Blessed:
Spirits and humans,
animals, birds, reptiles,
fishes, insects, plants,
rainforests, the Earth
and all Her sacred elements.”
-Lady Olivia Robertson
In celebration of International River Day, we here at the Temple of Isis want to share the beautiful wisdom that Isis as the Lady of Sacred Waters shares with us daily.
The Egyptian Goddess Isis is the embodiment of the Great Divine Mother of the Universe, bringing fertility and nourishment for all.
In Egypt, the waters of the Nile were (and I suspect, are) sacred. The ancients usually called the Nile simply, “the Great River (Iteru)” Since the annual Inundation flooding of the Nile was The Thing That Made Life Itself Possible in Egypt
Isis is connected to Sopdet, Who, as the star Sirius, is the Herald of the Inundation. As Iset-Sopdet or Isis-Sothis, the Goddess was known to be the bringer of the holy flood because Her beautiful star was seen rising in the pre-dawn sky just before the beginning of the Inundation
In the Coffin Texts, Isis is also the bringer of water, this time to the deceased: “It is Isis who will give me water,”
At Philae, She is “the rain-cloud that makes green the field when it descends.” The calendar in the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus notes “Birth of Isis: the heaven rained.”