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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles In Egyptian mythology,
Sopdet was the deification of Sothis, a star considered by almost
all egyptologists to be Sirius. The name Sopdet means (she who is)
sharp in Egyptian, a reference to the brightness of Sirius, which
is the brightest star in the night sky. In art she is depicted as a
woman with a five-pointed star upon her head. Just after Sirius
appears in the July sky, the Nile River begins its annual flood,
and so the ancient Egyptians connected the two. Consequently Sopdet
was identified as a goddess of the fertility of the soil, which was
brought to it by the Nile's flooding. This significance led the
Egyptians to base their calendar on the heliacal rising of Sirius.
Sopdet is the consort of Sah, the constellation of Orion, by which
Sirius appears, and the planet Venus was sometimes considered their
child. The noticeably human figure of Orion was eventually
identified as a form of Horus, the sky-god, and thus, together with
her being a fertility deity, this led to her being identified as a
manifestation of Isis.
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