Tribute to a Goddess

We’ve all encountered gods and goddesses in our lives. If not encountered, we’ve at the least questioned them – for whatever reasons, in whichever circumstances. I came across this hymn while I was reading Paulo Coelho. And I think it’s simply astounding. I chose to dedicate it to my goddess. And celebrate her womanhood.

isis

“For I am the first and the last
I am the venerated and the despised
I am the prostitute and the saint
I am the wife and the virgin
I am the mother and the daughter
I am the arms of my mother
I am barren and my children are many
I am the married woman and the spinster
I am the woman who gives birth and she
who never procreated
I am the consolation for the pain of birth
I am the wife and the husband
And it was my man who created me
I am the mother of my father
I am the sister of my husband
And he is my rejected son
Always respect me
For I am the shameful and the magnificent one”

– Hymn to Isis (3rd or 4th century BCE, discovered in Nag Hammadi)

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~ by rb on November 14, 2008.

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