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  • Writer's pictureNadine Selem

Egyptian Epics

Read Nadine's storytelling of Ancient Egyptian stories that will warm your heart for the month of February. With the Valentine’s month, these are some epic romances associated with the land of the Nile and its glorious history. Learn how Nadine's heritage as an Egyptian resonates with ancient history.

Isis and Osiris:

“Two of the most famous gods of ancient Egypt.”

This story is the first and the oldest love story of all humanity, central to the founding of Pharaonic civilization.

Isis and Osiris were two of the four children of Nut, the earth goddess. Isis and Osiris were married.

Isis and Osiris were blissful in their love for each other. No moon or star could outshine their passion.

Isis’s powers combined with Osiris’s brought forth abundant food from the rich Egyptian soil and the fertile Nile.

As the eldest child, Osiris ascended the throne and the people loved him, but his brother, Set, was jealous of this and sought revenge. Set killed Osiris and dispersed the Isis' remains all over Egypt.

Isis, however, She travelled across the land, collected all the pieces of Osiris,

breathed life back into them by using the power of her love.


Nefertari and Ramses II:

“Hereditary noblewoman; great of favors; possessor of charm, sweetness and love ...” – from the door

jamb of the entrance to the tomb of Queen Nefertari.

The affection that Ramses had for his wife, which is clearly evident in the adoration painted on the

walls of her lavish tomb, shows that Egyptian royal marriages were not always based on power, alliances

or conveniences. In some cases they came from a deep and meaningful love.

Nefertari was no ordinary woman and Ramses wanted the world to know how special she was to him.

“The one for whom the sun shines”

— Ramses II


Cleopatra and Mark Antony

After Julius Caesar was stabbed queen Cleopatra decided to love Mark Antony, a Roman politician and general.

They went on to develop a legendary relationship which eventually made its way to being the theme of

Shakespeare’s play “Antony and Cleopatra.”

It also partially inspired the 1963 film “Cleopatra,” of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton playing

Cleopatra and Mark Antony.

Mark Anthony had three kids with Cleopatra, and he loved her so much that he ended his alliance with

Octavian, and donated the lands he conquered to his kids. He proclaimed Cleopatra as Queen of Kings

and Queen of Egypt.


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