Monday, December 22, 2008

Festival of Isis, ancient Egypt

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

These were Winter Solstice celebrations in which worshippers led the goddess in the form of a golden cow, covered by a black veil, seven times round the shrine of the dead Osiris in the temple of Helios in a perambulation called 'the seeking for Osiris'. This represents the wanderings of Isis who journeyed over the world mourning for his death and searching for the scattered parts of his body ...

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