This Hymn to Aset (Isis) is inscribed in the Temple of Horus (Heru) at Edfu, Egypt.
The Goddess Isis had many titles including Giver of Life, Great Mother, Ankhat, Anquat, The Female Ra, Lady of the New Year, Maker of Sunrise, Queen of All Gods, Divine One, Female Horus, Light-Giver of Heaven, Kekhet, Khut, and Mistress of Magic.
Hymn to Isis, the Lady of Ecstasy
All hail, jubilation to You, Isis, O Golden One,
Sole ruler, Uraeus of the Supreme Lord Himself!
Mysterious One who gives birth to the divine entities,
Forms the animals, models them as She pleases, fashions men…
Luminous One who thrusts back the darkness,
who illuminates every human creature with your rays,
hail, Great One of many Names…
You from whom the Divine Entities come forth
You-Who-Cause us to breathe,
Daughter of Ra,
Daughter of the Word
whom He spat forth from His mouth
O Venerable Mother, You who subdues Your adversaries.
You who triumphs over Your enemies.
It is the Golden One…
the Lady of Ecstasy,
of Music, of Dance, of Incense,
of the Crown, of Young Women,
Whom men acclaim because they love Her!
It is the Gold of the Divine Entities,
who comes forth at Her season,
the Day of the New Moon,
at the Festival of “She is Delivered”…
Heaven makes merry,
the earth is full of gladness,
the Castle of Heru rejoices.
As a suggestion to the reader, you might consider this hymn a poem which conveys the magical spirituality of the Ancient Egyptians.
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