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Isis

  • I am Nature, the universal Mother, mistress of all the elements, primordial child of time, sovereign of all things spiritual, queen of the dead, queen also of the immortals, the single manifestation of all gods and goddesses that are. My nod governs the shining heights of Heaven, the wholesome sea-breezes, the lamentable silences of the world below. Though I am worshipped in many aspects, known by countless names, and propitiated with all manner of different rites, yet the whole round earth venerates me.

    • Isis,
    • hymn recorded at Philae Egypt, in Eloise McKinney-Johnson, "Egypt's Isis: The Original Black Madonna," Journal of African Civilizations ()

Isis, Egyptian god

(3100 BCE)