I Was Afraid This Might Happen

There is a well-established (since the 1970s, I think) Pagan/metaphysical bookstore in Denver called Isis Books & Gifts.

Someone got confused about the name, it appears. And it was not the first time.

All the more reason to refer to those rapists and beheaders as “Daesh” or the “Islamic State.”

5 Comments

  1. Medeina Ragana says:

    Very sad. Isis, however, is the Greek name for the Ancient Egyptian Goddess Auset (with a root of “aus” meaning throne, or power.)

  2. Pitch313 says:

    Maybe folks in Denver are fortunate that the acronym of that Middle Eastern organization did not turn out to be B-R-O-N-C-O-S, huh?

    Not to hammer on the logic of the situation, but not many terrorist organizations are sufficiently prescient to open a bookstore in Denver decades prior to the organization’s founding.

  3. Gigi says:

    I love that shop. They have the best marshmallow tea and celtic coloring books for kids

  4. Rombald says:

    There’s also a river in England called the Isis – the upper reach of the R. Thames. I can’t find anything about the etymology on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Isis), but I vaguely remember something about a connection with the goddess, maybe in an EM Foster novel (it runs through Oxford, so it fits, but my memory might be playing tricks).

    Isis was of course linked to the R. Nile.