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ISIS and ASET are really two different deities. When the worship of Isis rose, Aset had already been forgotten for hundreds of years, at this time only a small group of priests still knew how to read the hieroglyphs of the temple walls. Isis was more a Roman...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Sothis was the goddess personifying the dog-star Sirius, the bright appearance of which in the July dawn sky announced the annual flooding of the Nile. The Egyptian name of the goddess was "Sopdet", from which came the Greek Sothis, normally used in...
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Sirius c'est du sérieux (l'étoile qui brille aussi pour la FM)
Les égyptiens l'appelaient Sopdet (Sothis en grec) et une dualité dans la relation Isis/Osiris avec celle des constellations Canis Majeur/Orion a été démontré, Sirius étant dans la constellation du chien (Canis major).
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In particular the bright star, known as Sirius today and known to the ancient Egyptians as Sopdet (trans: "She who is"), was anticipated during their New Year since it reappeared after a 70-day absence every year in mid-July.
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Even the address speaks to the presence of the divine - in the year 2777 B.C. Sopdet was rising.
Surprising New Finds from Ancient Egyptian Star Charts [Slide Show]
The larger images from this vertical strip in the middle of the star table depict (from top to bottom) the goddess Nut, the leg of an ox (Meskhetiu), the god Sahu and the goddess Sopdet.
Star charts reveal how ancient Egyptians planned to navigate the sky after death
Idy's star chart also shows Sopdet or Sirius rising above the horizon. Sirius was absent for the sky for about 70 days in ancient Egypt. Its rise after the absence every year signaled the vitally important Nile flood.

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