Prayer to Isis Pharia

Prayer to Isis

Isis, once stabled in Inachus’ caverns,
now Queen of Pharos and deity of the sultry Orient,
Take this Egyptian vessel under the protection of Your rattling sistrum.
and with a peaceful hand guide this eminent young man Yourself to harbors decked for rejoicing and to port-cities under Your special protection. (Silvae, 3.2: 101-7).

Alvar, Jaime. Romanising Oriental Gods: Myth, Salvation and Ethics in the Cults of Cybele, Isis and Mithras. (Brill Academic Pub, 2008), 323; footnote 472.

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