March 4, 2014

The Ship of Isis

In celebration of the Isidis Navigium, "The Ship of Isis" painting by Olivia Robertson.  (Note also the ship on the altar above.)

Lawrence Durdin-Robertson writes in his book, Juno Covella : Egyptian: ISIS; The Ploiaphesia, Navigium Isidis, The Ship of Isis. (Seyffert, Diet.) "Isis . . the festival, held on the 5th of March is called the ship of Isis (Isidis Navigium), in recognition of her being the patron of navigation and inventress of the sail".

See March 5th for more information:  Juno Covella

(Photo copyright Minette Quick.)