Isis Gold Plated cuff
Isis was called the Mother of Life, but she was also known as the Crone of Death.
Her immense powers earned her the titles of "The Giver of Life" and "Goddess of Magic". Her role as a guide to the Underworld, was often portrayed with winged arms outstretched in a protective position. The image of the wings of Isis was incorporated into the Egyptian throne on which the pharaohs would sit, the wings of Isis protecting them.
Cuff width: 60mm
ISIS: The Egyptian Book of the Dead describes Isis as “She who gives birth to heaven and earth” She was instrumental in the resurrection of her husband Osiris and was believed to be his counterpart. When Osiris was murdered by Set she used her magical skills to restore his body back to life, after first gathering up all his body parts that had been strewn about the Earth by Set.
In the many temples erected in her honour she was served by both priests and priestesses who also had a reputation for wisdom and the healing arts and like her were said to possess special powers. She was known as the protector of the dead and was depicted as a winged Goddess or a Kite (one of her sacred animals). In this form her wings were said to spread a heavenly fragrance across the land and brought fresh air into the underworld.
Together with Thoth she taught mankind the secrets of medicine; she was a great enchantress, known for her magical healing powers. Isis was one of the earliest and most important goddesses in ancient Egypt and was associated with the star Sirius its appearance in the sky signified the beginning of a new year. Likewise Isis was considered the Goddess of rebirth and reincarnation, new beginnings and was often depicted holding and ankh and a lotus bud.
OUROBOROS- is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or Dragon swallowing its own tail, it symbolises something that is constantly re creating itself, the idea of primordial unity. It first originated in ancient Egypt and was an important symbol used in religious and mythological symbolism, but has also been frequently used in alchemical illustrations associated with Gnosticism and Hermeticism.