Omowale Jabali : Auset (Isis) The Original Black Madonna

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    Isis and Auset (Aset) are in effect two different deities. When the worship of Isis began Aset had already been forgotten for hundreds of years. Auset is the original Khemet Goddess who was mentioned for the first time in recorded history during the 4th Dynasty. She was the sister-spouse of Wesir (Ausar,Osiris), mother of Heru (Horus) and sister of Neb-Het (Nephthys) and Set, children of Get and Nuit (Nut) of the Heliopolitan Ennead.

    Her name as it first appeared means "throne" or "seat" indicating the seat of Kings and is the same as the hieroglyph above her head. She was therby the King's symbolic mother and as such was of special significance to himbut in early periods she was not a goddess of the common people.

    There were a large number of centers for the worship of Auset. She was associated with the sun (Ra) and was also worshipped as a Lunar diety (i.e. Moon goddess).

    During the Egyptian Middle Kingdom her worship became popularized as Auset and Heru began to merge and could only be identified, not by their iconography, but by their hieroglyphs.They were both then depicted wearing the sun-disk crowned with the two horns on top of their heads which can lead to much confusion unless you can read their respective hieroglyphs.

    During the Late period she incorporated most of the traits of other goddesses and she was greatly worshipped for her healing and protective powers and love spells and amulets connected to Auset were frequently used.

    Isis is the goddess of ten Thousand names, the Great Mother Goddess. She is the Goddess of all women, the protector of childbirth, for nurturing and caring of children. She absorbed most of the different Khemetic goddesses properties and abilities during the Roman period as her popularity soread outside of "Egypt" around the Mediterranean.

    A few of her days of observance were,

    End of December-6th Mechir-Winter Solstice-Feast of Aset

    End December-10th Mechir--Birth of Horus, Day of Elevating the Great Netiret in all her names and manifestations (est Dec 25th)

    Beginning January-23 Mechir Festival of Aset (Isis)

    End of March-8th Pachons-Festival of Aset

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