Egyptian religious beliefs allowed for many gods. At the time
that Cleopatra VII lived, the cult of Isis was particularly
popular. She and the god Thoth are the narrators of the play,
was originally the protector of sailors and the dead.
After she impregnated herself, she gave birth to a son,
Horus. Horus was said to become the first ruler of a
united Egypt. Because her son was a king, she became the
protector of the young and the pharaohs. She was
worshiped as the mother-goddess.
is the god of wisdom, the inventor of writing, the patron
of scribes, and the divine mediator. Thoth is a reliable
mediator and peacemaker. Thoth is also present when the
dead are judged. He would decide if the deceased people
were worthy of a blessed afterlife.