"We'll lead a broad coalition of nations who have a stake in this fight," Obama pledged in his weekly address, referring to the Islamic State by an acronym. "This isn't America versus ISIL. This is the people of that region versus ISIL. It's the world versus ISIL." (Anne, G. 9) The ISIS vs. ISIL debate over what to call the terrorists wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria continues to confuse. Take CNN, where the network uses ISIS exclusively, while Obama Administration officials use ISIL, and often in the same conversations between anchors and officials about the same topic. Apparently, the terrorists wanted to be called neither ISIS nor ISIL, claiming several months back that they were now just the Islamic State, period, since they said they have broken down national borders, according to The Washington Post. The Associated Press explained back in June why it had adopted ISIL rather than ISIS to describe the al-Qaida spinoff now leading Sunni militants. "The term ISIL also avoids the common misunderstanding, stemming from the initials ISIS, that the group's name is the 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,'" AP said. “Then why does CNN use ISIS rather than ISIL, given that the AP, the U.N. and POTUS have all opted for the latter?” The group originally identified itself as ISIS, so that is the name we are continuing with at this time," a CNN spokesperson said. (Eggerton, J. 2014). Frankly, The Wire doesn't care whether the group is called ISIS or ISIL, as long as it is called to account for the murder of two journalists and countless other atrocities. What is ISIS? The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was born out of the ashes of Al Qaeda in Iraq, which was established after the US-led invasion in 2003 and ultimately broke with Al Qaeda's core leadership in Pakistan. ISIS has fought for control of Sunni Arab areas in Syria against other jihadi groups, including Jabhat al-Nusra. Who are Isis? What does this murderous group want and how many British jihadists are...
Erin M. Schwartz
7 November 2014
The Myth of Isis and Osiris
One of the most famous families of gods is the children of Geb and Nut, who are Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nephthys. People probably know of these gods more than others because of the famous myth of Isis and Osiris. Isis and Osiris is an Egyptian myth of creation. It is a very intriguing story about how they live and rule Egypt. Isis and Osiris are Gods and I will begin my essay on this family of gods.
The story begins with an Egyptian God named Geb, and Nut. Geb was the God of earth and Nut is the God of the sky. It was believed that every night Nut swallowed the sun. Then in the morning, Nut would give birth to it like a child. Then Geb and Nut had two daughters and two sons. Isis and Nephthys were their daughters, and Set and Osiris were their sons. When they grew up, Nephthys married Set and Isis married Osiris. Which I think it is weird but since they are Gods I think it is ok. Osiris was the oldest and became king of Egypt. Osiris was given the fruit, plants, seeds, and rich soil. He later became the god of the underworld, being the first to have lived after death. Osiris was often shown as a bull or looking somewhat like a mummy. Osiris has green skin, which I find it to be very interesting. Set was given the desert and sands, where nothing could grow. He caused the sandstorms and...
...Isis Nursing Horus
As I entered the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, I began viewing the artworks, and it was there that I noticed a beautiful sculpture. Right away it captured my attention. It was a statute of Isis sitting with Horus on her lap. It was called Isis Nursing Horus. First, I liked the subject matter. It was very feminine, but also showed what a strong woman Isis was. There were other sculptures that I saw while viewing which were much more detailed and painted. But this sculpture was my favarite. As Plutarch writes of Isis: "she is both wise and a lover of wisdom; as her name appears to denote that, more than any other, knowing and knowledge belong to her"( Plutarch). The name of sculpture and its magnificence inspired me to choose this sculpture as a subject of my research paper.
2. Vital Statistics
Title: Isis Nursing Horus
Period: Ptolemaic Period – Ptolemaic (332-30 BC)
Dimensions: H:21.4 cm
Where used: Temple MuseumLocation:Rosicrucian Egyptain, San Jose
Figure 1: Isis Nursing Horus (Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium)
3. Subject Matter: Composition, Shape, Space, Surface Texture & Color
This royal portraiture of Isis, a three dimensional volume statuette, is made of bronze. She seats on a throne which is the official chair or seat upon which a monarch is seated on state or ceremonial...
...Osiris and Isis is an African myth that talks about afterlife and immortality and how Osiris became the symbol of immortality. In the myth, Seth plays the jealous trickster. The jealous trickster is the character that tricks and cons them by luring them into traps that he/she has set up. I have chosen to analyze Seth because this jealous trickster personality trait defines the meaning of unhappy rage, and envy towards a brother for living lavishly and wanting to get rid of Osiris. He is also the misunderstood one and he is casted off.
Seth is an antagonist to the myths protagonist, Osiris. In the myth, Seth dislikes his brother Osiris and his sister Isis. Seth is seen as the envious villain that is trying to get rid of Osiris. He showed the characteristics of being evil and disliking others (antagonist).Seth tried a variety of tricks on Osiris, such as tricking him into the chest and cutting his body into fourteen pieces. He wanted to kill Osiris so that he could take his power and rule the land. The only thing that stopped him was Isis. Seth saw her as a hindrance to his plots of destroying Osiris. Many of Seth’s attempts were prevented because of the presence of isis.Because he is the antagonist, the reader may be drawn to his plots and schemes.
1. Adroit-crafted a chest that was precisely mad for Osiris.
2. Determined-after finding out that Osiris was back, still continued to get rid of him by slashing his body...
...A formal analysis, contextualizing, and compare and contrast of the Egyptian sculpture of Isis nurturing Horus and the Byzantine icon, The Virgin of Vladimir
This essay aims to investigate two different time periods in the history of art. It will scrutinize the influence that the respective societal contexts had on the different artists, which in turn, caused them to arrange the formal elements in a specific way. I will be examining an Egyptian sculpture of the godIsis nursing Horus, her son, as well as the Vladimir Virgin icon, which dates from the Byzantine era. Experts vary on the precise ‘lifetime’ of the Ancient Egyptian civilization, but according to Mason (2007:10) it existed from 3100 BCE up to 30 BCE. The Byzantine era, which revolved around the Eastern Roman Empire of Byzantium, stretched from the 5th century up to the year 1453 (Tansey & Kleiner, 1996:285). I will start this investigation by doing a formal analysis of both artworks. Then I will go on to place each work in its respective context. Lastly, I will compare and contrast them.
The British Museum currently houses the small bronze statue of Isis nursing Horus (see Addenda A figure 1), which is a mere 22,8cm in height and 14,8cm in length (British Museum, n.d.). It dates back to the Late Egyptian Period, which falls in the timeframe after 600 BCE (British Museum, n.d.). Examining this artwork reveals a lot about the arrangement of the formal elements in...
...Reading Response #1 "Osiris, Isis and Horus"
To me it makes no difference that Isis is female. I think she still follows Joseph Campbell's concept of the hero and the hero’s journey. Even though Isis’s story differs from the hero’s journey she is still a hero according to the people of Egypt. On page 14 of our text World Mythology, Donna Rosenberg states “Isis was a human being as well as a goddess. Her persistent search for the body of Osiris and her trials while she reared Horus in the papyrus swamps endeared her to the Egyptian people.”
As in the Hero’s Journey, Isis begins her journey, “The Departure”, with the death of her husband Osiris. The Supernatural aide she receives comes from her father Thoth. “The Initiation” comes as she follows the “road of trials” in her challenges to save her son and overcome the evil of Set. “The Return” is when Set finally losses in combat and on page 21 in our text “She was satisfied and happy. Her husband had returned to life and love. Her son had avenged his father… The kingdom of Upper and Lower Egypt was in good hands, and all was well.”
“Campbell asserts that there is a single pattern of heroic journey and that all cultures share this essential pattern in their various heroic myths.” (lecture). I think that the story of Isis follows the pattern of the hero as well as it being a part of her husband, Osiris’s hero journey. In Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero...
... Isis was one of the most followed Egyptian goddesses. There were many sculptures crafted of Isis, Mother of Horus and Wife of Osirus, the kings of Egypt or father and son. The goddess carried different meanings and symbols, such as the mother, protector against evil, and the heiress of power.
Isis, mother of Horus, was looked up to by other mothers. Isis protected him while he was approaching the seat to the throne. In the first photo, the bronze statue shows her holding baby Horus tightly in arms while nursing him. The statuette also symbolized the mother-child relationship between the Gods and humankind. Isis was motherly to everything: human animal, and Gods alike. People admired her the most because she was loving and protective (Ancient 1). Isis had even taught others about agriculture and other topics to help them have a successful life. The amulet, or the 'Isis knot', atop Isis' head stands for protection which again corresponds with the myth that Isis protected Horus from Set (who killed Osiris for the throne).
In this second photograph of a relief, Isis is pictured holding a scorpion, grain is located on each side of her crown, and an “Isis Knot” placed between her breasts. Isis put a poisonous snake under an encantation to bite Re. He couldn't be saved unless she knew his real name,...
The Islamic State, previously calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and also known by the Arabic acronym Daʿesh''', is an unrecognized state and a Sunni jihadist group active in Iraq and Syria in the Middle East. In its self-proclaimed status as a caliphate, it claims religious authority over all Muslims across the world and aspires to bring most of the Muslim-inhabited regions of the world under its political control beginning with territory in the Levant region which includes Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Cyprus and part of southern Turkey.
The group has been described by the United Nations and Western and Middle Eastern media as a terrorist group and has been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. The United Nations and Amnesty International have accused the group of grave human rights abuses.
The Islamic State, also widely known as ISIS, ISIL and Daʿesh, originated as Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in 1999. This group was the forerunner of Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn—commonly known as al-Qaeda in Iraq —a group
formed by Abu Musab Al Zarqawi in 2004 which took part in the Iraqi insurgency against American-led forces and their Iraqi allies following the 2003 invasion of Iraq. During the 2003–2011 Iraq War, it joined other Sunni insurgent groups to form the...
...States has made it their agenda to combat with jihadist extremists around the Middle East and potentially rid them out. First it was Al-Queda and the Taliban along with Hezbollah, now we have the notorious group called ISIS. Everyday there is something new being talked about ISIS on the news, and in the end comes down to the question of whether or not we should start a war with ISIS. There are many different opinions to why we should and why we should not, some believe the terrorist group is a big threat and needs to be taken out and the United States should be the ones to do it, others don’t want to start another war with the Middle East. I don't believe starting a war with ISIS is the right thing to do, I believe many problems would arise.
With any war, there are many issues you need to review and weigh out. One main concern with war and military operations is, how much will this cost? We have seen in the past that wars cost a lot of money. According to global research the Afghanistan and Iraq war, over the course of 10 years, has cost the United states an estimated $6 trillion dollars, and about 2 trillion of those dollars was borrowed by the United States from other foreign countries. We are currently still in large amounts of debt, and starting this war with ISIS will just pile onto to it. According to the Boston Globe, the Pentagon has admitted to spending $1 billion dollars so far in the Middle...