scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 523
The Egyptian society had myths and legends for many reasons They helped to explain the unknown and served as a basis of society and religion The myths were much more than just stories though every person and thing in them represented something The modern day myth The Statuette of Isis is the story of how Isis used her intuition into tricking the sun god Re into telling her the secret Great Name Isis represented a healer a magician and an exemplary wife and mother She knew the secrets of immortality was faithful intelligent strong and beautiful She was associated was vegetation and the cycles of the seasons and the Nile River Ancient beliefs attributed the annual rainfall which sustained the people of the Nile Valley to the tears Isis shed for Osiris Egyptians believed that by leaving small bronze figures of their deities at temples or funeral sites they would attract the deity being represented They also thought that by offering a sculpture at a temple they could pay homage to a god and hope for the gods blessings The statuette of isis represents much more than just the god Isis She held in her right hand the jug of sacred water which stood for the accomplishments of magicians She is also wearing the combined crown of Upper and Lower Egypt showing her dominion over both At the bottom of her crown there is a vulture wrapping his wings around her head symbolizing her protective powers At her bust is Tyt amulet commonly known as an Isis-knot a fertility symbol and a reference to her life giving powers An older myth Thoth is about Thoth and how he helped Nut give birth When Res daughter Nut fell in love with the god Geb Shu the son of the sun god became extremely jealous To keep them from being together he turned Nut into the sku and Geb into the earth Next he cursed Nut
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA