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  Isis - Crystalinks
At a comparatively early period in Egyptian history Isis had absorbed the attributes of all the great primitive goddesses, and of all the local goddesses such as Nekhebet, Uatchet, Net, Bast, Hathor, etc., and she was even identified as the female counterpart of the primeval abyss of water from which sprang all life.
Isis also assimilated Sopdet, the personification of Sirius, since Sopdet, rising just before the flooding of the Nile, was seen as a bringer of fertility, and so had been identified with Hathor.
Isis is often depicted with a throne on her head and with wings, meaning ascension, linked with the Phoenix the female bird of resurrection.
www.crystalinks.com /isis.html   (3788 words)

Isis belongs to the Ennead of Heliopolis, and according to the Heliopolitan genealogy is a daughter of Seb and Nut, sister and wife of Osiris.
Isis, as mother of Horus, was by extension regarded as the mother and protectress of the pharaoh's.
Isis was depicted as a woman with the solar disk between the cow horns on her head (an analogy with the goddess Hathor) or crowned with a thrown, but also with the child Horus sitting on her lap.
www.pantheon.org /articles/i/isis.html   (343 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Isis (Greek version, Egyptian is Aset) is the goddess of motherhood and fertility in ancient Egypt.
Isis was the daughter of Nuit, goddess of the sky, and Seb, god of earth.
The cult of Isis rose to great prominence in the Hellenistic world throughout the last centuries BCE up until it was eventually banned by the Christians in the sixth century.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/i/is/isis_1.html   (651 words)

 Isis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Isis also assimilated Sopdet, the personification of Sirius, since Sopdet, rising just before the flooding of the Nile, was seen as a bringer of fertility, and so had been identified with Hathor.
Herodotus identified Isis with the Greek and Roman goddesses of agriculture, Demeter and Ceres.
Isis is one of the main characters in Roger Zelazny's Creatures of Light and Darkness.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Isis   (3895 words)

 Isis - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Isis is often symbolised by a cow, or a cow's head or horns (illustrating a connection with Hathor).
Isis was pictured as a woman wearing a headdress in the shape of a throne, sometimes holding a lotus, as a sycamore tree, or as a woman with a pair of cow horns and the sun disk on her head.
Sometimes Isis was considered to be the mother of Bast and Min, and the daughter of Taweret or Hathor.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Isis   (1339 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Fellowship of Isis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lady Olivia has described Isis as "God in female form." When Lawrence had a mystical awakening in which he recognized that God is also female, the time was right to bring the Fellowship into being.
Isis reflects the nature of the female side of all the religions and spiritual paths of the world.
The liturgies of the Fellowship of Isis are designed to facilitate this global awareness of female deity within all the spiritual paths of the world.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Fellowship_of_Isis   (545 words)

 Isis (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Isis is a Los Angeles, California-based band, commonly labeled avant garde, post-metal, post-hardcore, post-rock and experimental.
It has also recently been announced that Isis will be the opening act for Tool's late 2006 North American tour in support of their new album, "10,000 Days".
Isis have been compared to the genre of post-rock, which leans away from the traditional elements of choruses, verses, repetitive vocals, or fast/repetitive riffs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Isis_(band)   (889 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Isis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She was most prominent mythologically as the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, and was worshipped as the archetypical wife and mother.
Isis or Aset was the goddess of motherhood and fertility in ancient Egypt.
Isis has been solicited as appearing in and on the cover of issue 12 of the DC Comics series 52 to be released in July 2006.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Isis   (893 words)

 Ipecac Recordings - Isis
The millennium would see ISIS back out on the road (with Candiria and Dillinger Escape Plan) and in the studio recording their debut full-length, Celestial (Escape Artist, released summer 2000) and companion EP, Sgnl>05 (Neurot Recordings, released spring 2001), the latter of which includes a remix courtesy of industrial grandsire Justin Broadrick of Godflesh.
On the band's fourth full-length, In The Absence of Truth, the members of ISIS (vocalist/guitarist Aaron Turner, guitarist/keyboardist Clifford Meyer, bassist Jeff Caxide, drummer Aaron Harris and guitarist Mike Gallagher) have wed the post-psychedelic crush of 2000's Celestial to the extended instrumental passages and tension-escalating dynamics that have since become the band's sonic signature.
Produced and recorded with the utmost clarity and fidelity by longtime ISIS co-conspirator Matt Bayles at the Bomb Shelter in downtown Los Angeles, In The Absence of Truth is a living, breathing panorama of soaring melodies, dizzying rhythmic ziggurats and seismic heaviness.
www.ipecac.com /bio.php?id=15   (901 words)

 webhotep.com - Isis, Goddess of Love - The Great Hall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Isis, with her sister Nepthys, prepared for the ceremonial burial of Osiris, when his murderer, his brother Seth, stole the body away and hacked it into fourteen pieces.
Isis formed a penis and attached it to her deceased husband"s body, for this and her unfathomable skills of re-creation, she is called Isis, great of magic.
Isis went out into the countryside, gave birth to Horus and hid him in the papyrus marshes, guarding him from Seth and the natural forces and dangers, such as snakes and predators, until he came of age.
www.webhotep.com /generic.html?pid=75   (634 words)

 Institute For Science and International Security
ISIS Imagery Brief on Iran: Further Construction at Arak 40 MW Heavy Water Reactor, By David Albright and Paul Brannan, March 20, 2007.
ISIS Report on North Korea: The North Korean Plutonium Stock, February 2007, David Albright and Paul Brannan February 20, 2007.
ISIS Event at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Report from North Korea: David Albright and Joel Wit will report on their findings from their recent trip to North Korea including an updated in-depth analysis of North Korea's separated plutonium stockpile and uranium enrichment program.
www.isis-online.org   (1932 words)

 ISIS TEMPLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Isis, in Egyptian mythology, goddess of fertility and motherhood.
After the end of the New Kingdom in the 4th century BC, the center of Isis worship, which was then reaching its greatest peak, was on Philae, an island in the Nile, where a great temple was built to her during the 30th Dynasty.
Ancient stories described Isis as having great magical skill, and she was represented as human in form though she was frequently described as wearing the horns of a cow.
sangha.net /messengers/isis.htm   (285 words)

 Ancient Egypt: the Mythology - Isis
Isis was the sister of Osiris (who was also her husband), Nephthys and Seth, the daughter of Nut and Geb and the mother of Horus the Child.
Isis as a woman (not a goddess) is portrayed with the ordinary head-dress of a woman, but with the uraeus over her forehead.
Isis was also the purest example of the loving wife and mother and it was in this capacity that the Egyptian people loved her the most.
www.egyptianmyths.net /isis.htm   (526 words)

 Egypt: Gods - Isis
Now Isis not only used the words of power, but she also had knowledge of the way in which to pronounce them so that the beings or things to which they were addressed would be compelled to listen to them and, having listened, would be obliged to fulfill her bequests.
Osiris it is said that Isis was well skilled in the use of words of power, and it was by means of these that she restored her husband to life, and obtained from him an heir.
As such Isis was regarded as the companion of Osiris, whose soul dwelt in the star Sah, i.e., Orion, and she was held to have brought about the destruction of the fiend Apep, and of his hosts of darkness by means of the might of her words of power.
www.touregypt.net /ISIS.HTM   (639 words)

 Isis Telecommunications — Home Page
At Isis, we believe that business is about people; we believe that by maintaining Isis as a great company to work for, we can maintain it as a great company to work with.
Isis advise and work with companies big and small to help them choose and manage the telecoms services that suit their business needs.
Isis Insight is database of telecoms articles which features industry news, commentary on key issues and telecoms advice for businesses of all sizes.
www.isistelecom.com   (230 words)

 Isis, Sister of Nephthys, Mistress of Magic...
Isis was, of course, sister to Nephthys, and also to Osiris and Set, and mother of Horus.
Now Isis not only used the words of power, but she also had knowledge of the way in which to pronounce them so that the beings or things to which they were addressed would be compelled to listen to them and, having listened, would be obliged to fulfil her bequests.
Isis hid her son Horus in the papyri and water lily (lotus) thickets of Chemmis, in the delta area of Lower Egypt.
www.thekeep.org /~kunoichi/kunoichi/themestream/isis.html   (1688 words)

 Encyclopédie :: encyclopedia : Isis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Isis représente la matrice, la coupe féminine qui reçoit le principe masculin.
Isis est également la gardienne d'un des quatre vases canopes renfermant les viscères du défunt: le vase à tête d'homme qui contient le foie.
Isis était la déesse mère du monde et rivalisait directement face aux Chrétiens, révélée à ses fidèles par des mystères (à une petite élite païenne).
www.encyclopedie.cc /Isis   (602 words)

 Isis, the Black Virgin
The symbols of Isis are the throne, the tat, knot or buckle, and the sustrum [rattle].
Another characteristic that cannot be derived from the Egyptian Isis image is contained in the phrase: "'I am the lady of seafaring' - a clear and succinct confirmation of the archaeological evidence that Isis was related to navigation, which in former times was obviously not part of her sphere.
In the first century BC, Isis was perhaps the most popular goddess in the Eternal City, from which her cult spread to the furthest limits of the Roman Empire, including Britain: her only rival was Mithras.
www.mystae.com /restricted/streams/scripts/isis.html   (1345 words)

 Egypt: The Gods of Ancient Egypt - Isis (Ast, Aset)
Description: Isis may be the oldest deity in Egypt, and certainly the oldest to survive the ages in much the same form.
Temples to Isis are found everywhere in Egypt, some of them quite ancient, and many houses had shrines to her devotion.
She was the daughter of Nut and Geb, the sister to Osiris, Set, and Nephthys, and the mother of Horus.
www.touregypt.net /godsofegypt/isis.htm   (381 words)

 Egyptian Goddess-Isis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Isis is one of the earliest and most important goddess in ancient Egypt.
Her cult was not extinguished with the other Egyptian gods, but was embraced by the Greeks and Romans, her worship has even lasted into the present day.
Isis was a great enchantress, the goddess of magic.
members.aol.com /egyptart/isis.html   (306 words)

 The ISIS Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ISIS is a system developed out of a study of fault tolerance in distributed systems.
ISIS has become very successful: hundreds of companies and Universities currently employ the toolkit in settings ranging from financial trading floors to telecommunications switching systems.
The Horus project was originally perceived as a redesign of the Isis group communication system, but has evolved into a general purpose communication architecture with advanced support for the development of robust distributed systems in wide variety of settings.
www.cs.cornell.edu /Info/Projects/Isis   (203 words)

 Gods and Godesses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Isis was the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus.
Isis is often shown holding Horus on her lap.
Isis is associated with thrones because her lap was the first 'throne' that Horus sat upon.
www.ancientegypt.co.uk /gods/explore/isis.html   (98 words)

 ISIS Quantum Computation & Teleportation Project
ISIS undertakes cutting-edge theoretical work in quantum physics, where the new sciences and technologies of quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum teleportation are being created.
The project uses its privileged vantage point at the forefront of physics to question the potential future effects of such "pure research" in the areas of electronic communication and commerce, computing, and national security.
Above: ISIS supporter Mike Ubell of Informix is a computer scientist and co-founder of successful Silicon-Valley start-ups.
isis.hampshire.edu /quantum   (286 words)

 fUSION Anomaly. Isis
Isis (ì´sîs), nature goddess whose worship, originating in ancient Egypt, gradually extended throughout the lands of the Mediterranean world and became one of the chief religions of the Roman Empire.
In ancient Egypt,,the spring harvest festival, held to honor the goddess Isis, began on March 20.
Isis was a deity-of-all-trades, worshipped not only as mother goddess and enchantress but also as protector of the dead and patroness of seafarers.
fusionanomaly.net /isis.html   (332 words)

 Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Isis Pharmaceuticals Discusses its New ISIS 301012 Phase 2 Clinical Data Presented at the DALM Symposium.
Isis Reports That ISIS 301012 is Well Tolerated in Patients Treated for Five or More Months.
Isis Reports Positive Results of Phase 2 Study of ISIS 301012 in Heterozygous FH Patients.
www.isispharm.com   (57 words)

 IRAQ Index
ISIS Issue Brief: U.S. Allies Were Not Persuaded By U.S. Assertions on Iraq WMD, June 9, 2003.
ISIS Report: Iraq's Programs to Make Highly Enriched Uranium and Plutonium for Nuclear Weapons Prior to the Gulf War, By David Albright, October 2002.
ISIS Issue Brief: Back to Basics: Achieving Effective Inspections in Iraq, by David Albright and Corey Hinderstein, September 16, 2002.
www.isis-online.org /publications/iraq   (1123 words)

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