S H E .
For I am the First and the Last,
I am the Venerated and the Despised,
I am the Prostitute and the Saint,
I am the Wife and the Virgin,
I am the Mother and the Daughter.
I am the Arms of my Mother,
I am Barren and my Children are many,
I am the Married Woman and the Spinster,
I am the Woman who gives birth and she
who never procreated.
I am the Consolation for the pain of birth,
I am the Wife and the Husband,
and it was my Man who created Me.
I am the Mother of my Father,
I am the Sister of my Husband,
and he is my rejected Son.
Always respect Me,
for I am the Shameful and the Magnificent One.
-Hymn to Isis (Nag Hammadi)