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Roman fresco from Pompeii showing nymph Io and Isis
Roman fresco from
Pompeii shows the nymph Io (left, with golden horns) who is greeted by Isis in Egypt. The goddess was shown as the hostess, with her sacred animal – the serpent – on her lap. Io is carried by the river god, and according to Greek mythology in Egypt, she gave birth to a son from her relationship with Zeus – Epaphus – who became the king of Egypt.
Roman fresco from the Temple of Isis
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