The jihadist group also killed two policemen and wounded eight others in two suicide bombings in Abu Ghraib outside Baghdad, a day after killing at least 80 people in bombings at an outdoor market and two checkpoints inside the capital. The attacks near Ramadi dealt one of the heaviest blows to the army since it drove Islamic State out of the western city five months ago. An army colonel told Reuters that militants killed at least 17 soldiers with suicide truck bombs in Jarayshi, 10 km 6 miles north of Ramadi.
The hieroglyphic name incorporates the sign for a throne, which Isis also wears on her head as a sign of her identity. The symbol serves as a phonogramspelling the st sounds in her name, but it may have also represented a link with actual thrones.
Therefore, the Egyptologist Kurt Sethe suggested she was originally a personification of thrones. She and her siblings—Osiris, Setand Nephthys —are the last generation of the Ennead, born to Gebgod of the earth, and Nutgoddess of the sky. Their efforts are the mythic prototype for mummification and other ancient Egyptian funerary practices.
All these emotions play a part in his revival, as they are meant to stir him into action. But by producing a son and heir to avenge his death and carry out funerary rites for him, Isis has ensured that her husband will endure in the afterlife.
She helped to restore the souls of deceased humans to wholeness as she had done for Osiris. Like other goddesses, such as Hathorshe also acted as a mother to the deceased, providing protection and nourishment. Isis was thought to merely assist by stimulating this power.
As her child grows she must protect him from Set and many other hazards—snakes, scorpions, and simple illness. According to one such story, seven minor scorpion deities travel with and guard her.
The Coffin Texts from the Middle Kingdom c. The mother of each Apis bull was thus known as the "Isis cow". Lesko sees this story as a sign that Isis had the power to predict or influence future events, like other deities who presided over birth,  such as Shai and Renenutet. By governing these deities, Isis determined the length and quality of human lives.
Isis was therefore the mythological mother and wife of kings. In the Pyramid Texts her primary importance to the king was as one of the deities who protected and assisted him in the afterlife. Her prominence in royal ideology grew in the New Kingdom. But because of her own mythological links with queenship, Isis too was given the same titles and regalia as human queens.
When Set calls this situation unjust, Isis taunts him, saying he has judged himself to be in the wrong. She offers to cure Ra if he will tell her his true, secret name —a piece of knowledge that carries with it incomparable power.
After much coercion, Ra tells her his name, which she passes on to Horus, bolstering his royal authority. It says her power over nature nourishes humans, the blessed dead, and the gods.
Amun was most commonly described this way in the New Kingdom, whereas in Roman Egypt such terms tended to be applied to Isis. Local Isis cults focused on the distinctive traits of their deity more than on her universality, whereas some Egyptian hymns to Isis treat other goddesses in cult centers from across Egypt and the Mediterranean as manifestations of her.
Her original headdress was the throne sign used in writing her name. In these situations their arms are often flung across their faces, in a gesture of mourning, or outstretched around Osiris or the deceased as a sign of their protective role.
This form alluded to the maternal nourishment she provided.
Sometimes both her headdresses were combined, so the throne glyph sat atop the sun disk.Islamic State executed of the Syrian cement workers it captured near the Syrian capital of Damascus.
It is unclear why ISIS targeted the cement company, though the kidnapping and subsequent execution is another example of the increasingly violent tactics the terrorist group has utilized.
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One day after the last of their fighters had left metro Damascus, ISIS forces have reemerged further east, near the ancient city of Palmyra. On Tuesday, ISIS attacked a military outpost, killing. The death of these ISIS members hinders the terrorist group’s ability to finance operations throughout Iraq and Syria. With the removal of this network, the ability to pay fighters, procure weapons and maintain equipment will be degraded. The attack, which began before dawn and continued well past daybreak, was the latest in a wave of relentless violence in Kabul this month unleashed by the Taliban and the rival Islamic State group.
An IDF aircraft on Wednesday night fired towards several armed ISIS terrorists in the southern Syrian Golan Heights, killing seven of them. Following searches conducted Thursday morning, explosive. ISIS killed a US marine in a rocket attack in northern Iraq Saturday, the Pentagon said, only the second American combat death in the fight against the jihadists.
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