Isis Goddess with Dangling Ankh Pendant
Size : 40mm x 23mm
Material : Solid Sterling Silver
- Hand-Made in the USA
Sold by : Pendant
The Ankh was, for the ancient Egyptians, the symbol (the actual Hieroglyphic sign) of life but it is an enduring icon that remains with us even today as a Christian cross
. The Ankh is possibly one of the most widely recognized symbols other than the cross, sacred to the ancient Egyptians, and often used as an amulet, this symbol is basically the T or Tau cross supporting a circular shape. Giving the appearance of the shape of a key, in Egyptian hieroglyphics this symbol stands for life or living, and forms part of the Egyptian words such as 'health' and 'happiness'. Linked with Egyptian gods and goddesses, such as Isis (eternal mother and High Priestess) and Osiris, most gods would appear to have possessed the ankh, to symbolize life, sexual union, and immortality. It is thus often referred to as the Key of Life, or even the cross of life, because of its creative power. The loop of the ankh is considered to be the feminine, whilst the T shape is considered to be the masculine staff. Together, these symbols reflect a continued existence.
Isis Symbolism / Isis FolkLore
Isis, the Queen of the Heaven and the Night, is the Egyptian Goddess of magick and mystery, female power and the Moon. Her name means 'Throne' or 'Seat'. In mythology she is the sister-wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus. When Osiris was dismembered by his brother Set, Isis searched for him and brought him back to life. She was worshiped throughout the world under a variety of other names, including: Demeter, Hera and Selene.
Isis was the patron of marriage, the moon, divination, motherhood, agriculture, protection, reincarnation, initiation, fertility, magick, purification and domestic life. The cow, the buckle of Isis and the sistrum were sacred symbols to Isis. Isis is commonly portrayed with protective winged arms and, sometimes, the moon
perched upon her head. Isis is a sacred part of the holy trinity
along with Osiris (the father) and Horus (the divine son).