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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 89, Au Set (Isis) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 89, Au Set (Isis) Summary and Analysis

Isis is the name associated with the most popular image of the Goddess in Egypt. Isis literally means Ancient Ancient. It is the Greek interpretation of the name that the Egyptians used, Au Set or Au Sept. Au Set is identified with the star Sirius, a bright star that is part of the constellation Canis Major, which appears on the horizon just before dawn at the time of year when the Nile floods (mid June).

It is said that Au Set created the River Nile from a tear from her eye. She teaches the sowing and harvesting of wheat and barley. The knowledge of justice and law comes from Au Set. She provides the wisdom of pregnancy and teaches of the seed that soothes a crying baby. Au Set gives the gift of knowing a...

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