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The McAuliffe Friday Fablers are proud to present their newest creation which has been hung up for display in our library!

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Isis & Osiris           Egyptian Myth

The goddess, Isis, was first worshipped in Ancient Egyptian Religion and later her worship spread throughout the Roman empire and the greater Greco-Roman world. Isis was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. Isis is also known as the protector of the dead and goddess of children.

Isis was the first daughter of Geb, god of the Earth, and Nut, goddess of the Sky. She married her brother, Osiris, and together they had son, Horus (the Egyptian Eye). Isis was instrumental in the resurrection of Osiris when he was murdered by brother, Set. Using her magical skills, she restored his body to life after having gathered the body parts that had been strewn about the earth by Set.

During the Greco-Roman period it was believed that the Nile River flooded every year because of the tears of sorrow which Isis wept for Osiris. Osiris’s death and rebirth was relived each year through various rituals.

Popular reads today include Percy Jackson’s Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan, and The Eye of Horus Series by Peter McGrath which is based on Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis