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The Egyptian goddess Isis, the spouse of Osiris, became the counterpart of Sarapis, obtaining Hellenised image, while preserving her Egyptian insignia such as her Hathoric crown (Fig. 31). She was also identified with Demeter, Aphrodite and Artemis, while her most popular version in Alexandria was this of Isis Pharia (or Pelagia) protector of the sailors and commerce (Fig. 32). Finally, Harpocrates was the Hellenised version of Horus the child, whose Egyptian name, Har – Pa – Ket, was paraphrased in Greek. As occurred with the rest of the members of the family, the Egyptian son of Osiris and Isis became in his Hellenised version the holy child of the Alexandrian divine triad (Fig. 33).

Fig. 30. Sarapis coin


Fig. 31. Isis of Ras el Soda

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