Goddess Symbols:


Goddess Symbols
and Sacred Objects
of Isis

Goddess symbols, individualized for each goddess, were incorporated into the worship of the ancient goddesses, were often worn as jewelry, and also used in the household decor as talismans to seek the goddesses special gifts, blessings, or protection.  A large number of goddess symbols have survived in statuary and other works of art.

Many of the goddess symbols come from the legends surrounding a specific goddess and were "characters" in her story. Other goddess symbols  were derived from the rituals used  in the ancient rites of worship of these pagan goddesses.

The  goddess Isis is often represented by symbols associated with her distinctly feminine but courageous and perseverant nature, or with her association with death and resurrection.  It is hardly surprizing that many of our ikons representing  feminine strength and   passionate emotions, including the image of Madonna and Child in works of art, are derived from the ancient goddess symbols of the Egyptian goddess Isis.


goddess symbols Isis


Goddess Symbols of Isis


Full moon,  images of madonna and child, rivers (especially the Nile) and the ocean,  hair braids, cattails, papyrus, knots and buckles, stars,
the ankh symbol, throne, the rattle, diadem headdress (circular disk with horns), cow, wings, milk, perfume bottles, and March 5 (feast day)



Sparrowhawk or kite, crocodile, scorpion,  crab, snake (especially cobra), and geese



Cedar, corn, tamarisk, flax, wheat, barley, grapes, lotus,  balsam, all flowers, trees and
all green plants



Tamarisk, lotus, balsam, amber oil, cedarwood, sandalwood, cinnamon, and sweet orange


Gems and Metals:    

Silver, gold, ebony, ivory, obsidian, lapis lazuli, and scarabs



Silver, gold, black, red, cobalt blue, and green


Be sure to read the stories and see the  goddess symbols that follow them.

Goddess Quiz: Isis

Goddess Quiz: Isis

Read the Myths of the Goddesses         

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