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Cult of Isis  

Isis was an ancient Egyptian goddess and wife of Osiris.  In Hellenistic and Roman times, she was a central figure in the mystery religions.  She represented divine motherhood and her cult lasted until the 5th century A.D.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • BL 610, 802, 2400’s


Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Angus, Samuel. The Mystery Religions. 1975.

                      Call Number: BL610 .A6 1975

  • Beard, Mary. Religions of Rome. 1998.

                      Call Number: BL802 .B42 Vol. 1

  • Burkert, Walter. Ancient Mystery Cults. 1987.

                    Call Number: BL610 .B87 1987

  • Godwin, Joscelyn. Mystery Religions in the Ancient World. 1981.

                     Call Number: BL610 .G63 1981

  • Jones, Prudence. A History of Pagan Europe. 1999.

                   Call Number: BL689 .J66 1999

  • Lesko, Barbara. The Great Goddesses of Egypt. 1999.

                  Call Number: BL2450 .G58 L47 1999

  • Momigliano, Arnaldo. On Pagans, Jews, and Christians. 1987.

                  Call Number: BL810 .M66 1987

  • Witt, Reginald E. Isis in the Ancient World. 1997.

                 Call Number: BL2450 .I7 W58 1997



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Egyptian Religion (Keywords Anywhere)
  • Isis(Keywords Anywhere)
  • Mystery Religions (Keywords Anywhere)



Reference Materials

  • Dictionary of Roman Religion – Call Number: REF BL798 .A35 1996

o   Pg. 109-110

  • Encyclopedia of ReligionCall Number: REF BL31 .E46 2005

o   Vol. 7, pg. 4557-4560

  • Man, Myth, and Magic –Call Number: REF BF 1407 .M34 1997

o   Vol. 10, pg. 1364-1367

  • Myths and LegendsCall Number: REF GR74 .M97  2000

o   Pg. 182-184



Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega



This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.


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Last Revised on April 28, 2005



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