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Isis, Rose of the World, Part II. More Roses for the Isian Garden Blue Nile (1976) Breeder: Delbard.

Isis, Rose of the World, Part II

Country of Origin: Paris, France. Type: Hybrid Tea. A vigorous and disease resistant rose. The blooms range from lilac to mauve to deep lavendar in color, blushed with a deep purple. Goddess of Love (2000) Breeder: Colin P. Isis (also known as Silver Anniversary) (1995) Breeder: Poulsen. Osiria (1978) Breeder: W. The Compass Rose (1997) Breeder: W. Part I of this article, published in the Lughnasadh issue of MOI, listed the following roses, Belle Isis, Rosa Mundi, Cleopatra and Bridge of Sighs (named for a bridge that crosses The Isis, a branch of the River Thames).

Sources for Part I and Part II of this article: Ackerman, Diane, “A Natural History of the Senses”, Random House Inc., New York, 1990 Adkins, Lesley, and Roy A. Andrews, Carol, “Ancient Egyptian Jewelry”, Harry N. Athenaeus, “The Deipnosophists” (The Learned Banqueters), Volume II, Books 3.106e-5, translated by S. Petrie, William M.

Yeats, W. The mystery cult of isis. Demeter. Etymology[edit] It is possible that Demeter appears in Linear A as da-ma-te on three documents (AR Zf 1 and 2, and KY Za 2), all three apparently dedicated in religious situations and all three bearing just the name (i-da-ma-te on AR Zf 1 and 2).[7] It is unlikely that Demeter appears as da-ma-te in a Linear B (Mycenean Greek) inscription (PY En 609); the word 𐀅𐀔𐀳, da-ma-te, probably refers to "households".[8][9] On the other hand, 𐀯𐀵𐀡𐀴𐀛𐀊, si-to-po-ti-ni-ja, "Potnia of the Grain", is regarded to refer to her Bronze Age predecessor or to one of her epithets.[10] Demeter's character as mother-goddess is identified in the second element of her name meter (μήτηρ) derived from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr (mother).[11] In antiquity, different explanations were already proffered for the first element of her name.


Agricultural deity[edit] Festivals and cults[edit] Demeter's two major festivals were sacred mysteries. Myths[edit] Demeter and Persephone[edit] Demeter at Eleusis[edit] Fortuna. Fortuna (Latin: Fortūna, equivalent to the Greek goddess Tyche) was the goddess of fortune and personification of luck in Roman religion.


She might bring good or bad luck: she could be represented as veiled and blind, as in modern depictions of Justice, and came to represent life's capriciousness. She was also a goddess of fate: as Atrox Fortuna, she claimed the young lives of the princeps Augustus' grandsons Gaius and Lucius, prospective heirs to the Empire.[1] Her father was said to be Jupiter and like him, she could also be bountiful (Copia). As Annonaria she protected grain supplies. June 11 was sacred to her: on June 24 she was given cult at the festival of Fors Fortuna.[2][3] Cult[edit] The origins of human beings according to ancient Sumerian texts.

Sumer, or the ‘land of civilized kings’, flourished in Mesopotamia, now modern-day Iraq, around 4500 BC.

The origins of human beings according to ancient Sumerian texts

Sumerians created an advanced civilization with its own system of elaborate language and writing, architecture and arts, astronomy and mathematics. Their religious system was a complex one comprised of hundreds of gods. According to the ancient texts, each Sumerian city was guarded by its own god; and while humans and gods used to live together, the humans were servants to the gods.

The Sumerian creation myth can be found on a tablet in Nippur, an ancient Mesopotamian city founded in approximately 5000 BC. The creation of Earth (Enuma Elish) according to the Sumerian tablets begins like this: Sumerian mythology claims that, in the beginning, human-like gods ruled over Earth. The texts mention that at some point the gods mutinied against their labour.

Cronus. Not to be confused with Chronos, the personification of time.


Greek mythology and early myths[edit] Only Cronus was willing to do the deed, so Gaia gave him the sickle and placed him in ambush. When Uranus met with Gaia, Cronus attacked him with the sickle, castrating him and casting his testicles into the sea.