Weaving Magic with Isis, Nephthys & Tayet


Tayet with Her name in hieroglyphs below

In Isis Magic, the “Ritual of Becoming the Beloved of Isis,” the initiatory rite for the Prophet/ess of Isis, involves three priestesses who takes the roles of Isis, Nephthys, and Tayet. Why is Tayet—a much less well known Goddess than either Isis or Nephthys—part of this important ritual?

In the rite, the initiand symbolically dies, is mummy wrapped, and is eventually reborn as the Beloved of Isis. Since Tayet is the Linen Goddess Who weaves the mummy wrappings, it is fitting that Her priestess be part of the rebirthing.

Yet the connection between Isis, Nephthys, and Tayet is more interesting than that.

A modern illustration of an ancient Egyptian fresco of weavers at work

As is true of many of the Egyptian Deities, scholars are unsure as to the origins of the worship of Tayet. Judging by Her name alone, it may…

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