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 Ch. 5: Isis and Horus 

 Isis 

Here is the Egyptian goddess Isis displaying two of her amulets.39 Keeping in mind the fact that the Egyptian symbol for "sunlight" and "to shine" was basically three rays projecting down from a circle or disk,40 it is possible to see why the geographical image on the head of Isis (dotted box) was, at times, seen as a crown consisting of a solar disk and two feathers between two horns.41 The geographical image on the head of Isis was also sometimes seen as a seat-like object which was commonly rendered in a simplified side view.42

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