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The goddess of health, marriage, and wisdom from the polytheistic pantheon of Egypt.
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Isis (Egyp. ʒst; Gk. Isis)One of the most popular divinities in the Greco-Roman world. She originally came from Egypt, where she was the sister and wife of the slain god-king Osiris. Possessed with great powers, Isis wandered in search of the dead Osiris, and eventually found and embalmed him, thus
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Isis [īˊsĭs]:* An Egyptian goddess, the “giver of life”; sister and wife of the grain-god Osiris, in whose absence she served as regent, and mother of Horus, considered the ancestor of all pharaohs. Isis had great magical powers and was the protector of children. She assimilated the characteristics
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
IsisEgyptian goddess; the name means “throne” (→ Cathedra). As the divine seat of the ruler’s power, I. was gradually anthropomorphized and visualized under the image of a seated female holding an infant in her lap. Homage to I. is documented from the 3rd millennium b.c. in a number of the Egyptian