The Egyptian Myth of Isis and the Seven Scorpions

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Jan van der Crabben
by TED-Ed
published on 22 January 2021
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Dive into the Egyptian myth of Isis, a powerful goddess protecting her son from her murderous brother with the help of seven scorpions.



A woman in rags emerged from a swamp flanked by seven giant scorpions and approached a magnificent mansion to beg for food. But the mistress of the house took one look at her grimy clothes and unusual companions and slammed the door in her face. Little did the mistress know the woman was no ordinary beggar, but the most powerful goddess in Egypt. Alex Gendler details the myth of Isis.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, directed by Bren López Zepeda.

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TED-Ed, . (2021, January 22). The Egyptian Myth of Isis and the Seven Scorpions. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2235/the-egyptian-myth-of-isis-and-the-seven-scorpions/

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TED-Ed, . "The Egyptian Myth of Isis and the Seven Scorpions." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Jan 2021. Web. 24 Sep 2021.