Friday, May 30, 2008

Isis, Egyptian Goddess




Isis is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian mythology and is celebrated as the ideal mother and wife, patron of nature and magic; friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, the downtrodden, as well as listening to the prayers of the wealthy, the maiden, the aristocrat and emperor.[1] In union with her husband and brother Osiris she conceived Horus. Isis was instrumental in the resurrection of Osiris when he was murdered by Seth. The goddess Isis was the first daughter of Geb, god of the Earth, and Nut, the goddess of the Overarching Sky, and was born on the fourth intercalary day.

She is also known as the goddess from whom all Beginnings arose, and as the Lady of bread, of beer and of green fields. Ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile flooded every year because of her tears of sorrow for her dead husband, Osiris.






6 comments:

vedagiri said...

Great ! You are very meticulous in your art work. Very inspiring !

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miradha said...

Ur painting has just flooded my heart, just as the Nile floods every year because of the Goddess's tears. Now Isis has another reason to cry- out of happiness from your wonderful portrayal of her.

Arun said...

Very good!
Chanceless...
SUPERB

r.pattammal said...

where did you get these photos from?simply superb collections.

Arun Kumar said...

Apu use to say your very talented but, i was not able to give you a picture in my mind with her words. Now i happened to see your blog and i'm very excited to see how much detail your able to exhibit in your work. Particularly this art, its excellent. You are truly gifted to have such a range of artistic talents.

Gayathri said...

You have done absolutely done wonders with the paints. In addition to it, I like the fact that you have put your hand into a number of arts/crafts - meaning not restricting it to India.!!
keep it up