Temple Of Isis, Philae Island, Egypt

by David Padfield

Temple Of Isis On Philae Island, Egypt


The temple of Isis was built on the island of Philae, but later moved to the neighboring island of Agikia. The temple, with minor exceptions, belongs to the Graeco-Roman period. It has the distinction of outliving all other Egyptian temples as a place of worship and priestly rituals.

In Egyptian mythology Isis was considered to be a goddess of immense power and said to be wiser than millions of men. She was a goddess of fertility and crops.

Isis was silent when Jehovah sent hail on the land of Egypt—the burned fields testified of her inability to protect the crops. As a goddess of fertility, she was also silent when Jehovah sent the final plague—the death of the firstborn.

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