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People/Characters: Isis

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52 Omnibus by Geoff JohnsAdrianna Tomaz
52, Vol. 1 by Geoff JohnsAdrianna Tomaz
52, Vol. 2 by Geoff JohnsAdrianna Tomaz
52, Vol. 3 by Geoff JohnsAdrianna Tomaz
52, Vol. 4 by Geoff JohnsAdrianna Tomaz
9 Incarnate (Caitlin Diggs Series Book 4) by Gary Starta
Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood: A Treasury of Goddess and Heroine Lore from Around the World by Merlin Stone
Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh
Area 51: Nosferatu by Robert Doherty
ATP versus You
The Awakening by Jamieson Wolf
Before the Throne by Naguib Mahfouz
Black Adam: The Dark Age by Peter TomasiAdrianna Tomaz
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaznot in English Common Knowledge
Creatures of Light and Darkness by Roger Zelazny
A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses by George Hart
Dion Fortune's Rites of Isis and of Pan by Gareth Knight
Doubt : a history by Jennifer Michael Hecht
Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction by Geraldine Pinch
Essential Thor, Volume 6 by Gerry Conway
Famous Women (The I Tatti Renaissance Library, 1) by Giovanni Boccaccio
The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church Beyond Belief by Peter Rollins
Forbidden Fruit by Shadowstorm Norwicca
The Gathering by Jennifer AshleyGoddess
The Girl Who Married a Skull: and Other African Stories (Cautionary Fables and Fairytales) by Kel McDonald
Go to Hell: A Heated History of the Underworld by Chuck Crisafulli
The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius by M. D. Usher
The Golden Ass. Being the Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius. [Loeb Classical Library No. 44] by Apuleius
The Guest House for Young Widows by Azadeh Moaveni
Hags, Sirens, and Other Bad Girls of Fantasy [Anthology] by Denise Little
Hand of Isis by Jo Graham
Hobgoblin Apollo: The Autobiography of Donald Sidney-Fryer by Donald Sidney-Fryer
Huorasatu by Laura Gustafsson
Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician and Martyr by Michael A. B. Deakin
Invoke the Goddess by Kala Trobe
Ishtar roodrug en het lot van de wereld by Peter Van Rillaernot in English Common Knowledge
Isis by Douglas Clegg
Isis by Brigitte Riebenot in English Common Knowledge
Isis and Osiris by Plutarch
Isis leading Nefertari into the afterlifeDiety
Isis: Queen of Egyptian Magic: Her Book of Divination & Spells by Jonathan Dee
Isis: Queen of the Egyptian Gods (Legendary Goddesses) by Amie Jane Leavitt
Justice Society of America: Black Adam and Isis by Geoff JohnsAdrianna Tomaz
The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide by Mary-Jane Knight
King and Goddess by Judith Tarrconcubine
Legends of the Egyptian Gods: Hieroglyphic Texts and Translations by E. A. Wallis Budge
Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch
The Mistress of Abha: A Novel by William Newton
The Mysteries of Isis: Her Worship & Magick by deTraci Regula
Nothing But Trouble by Rachel Gibson
Offering to Isis: Knowing the Goddess Through Her Sacred Symbols by M. Isidora Forrest
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan
Spiritus Mundi Book I: The Novel by Robert Sheppard
Spiritus Mundi Book II: The Romance by Robert Sheppard
The Story of Egypt: The Civilization that Shaped the World by Joann Fletcher
Suite 606 (Anthology 4-in-1) by J. D. Robb
Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green
The Tales of BunniHoTep by Mary Beth Robb
Tempted by Elisabeth Naughton
Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh by R. L. LaFeversCat
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R. L. LaFeverscat
Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by R. L. LaFeverscat
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
De verliefde ezel by Louis CouperusGoddess
The White Goddess by Robert Graves
The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt by Kara Cooney
The World of Myth: An Anthology by David Adams Leeming

Character description

Isis or Aset, Iset in Ancient Egyptian (Ancient Egyptian: ꜣst; Coptic: Ⲏⲥⲉ Ēse; Classical Greek: Ἶσις Isis; Meroitic: Wusa) was a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. Isis was first mentioned in the Old Kingdom (c. 2686–2181 BCE) as one of the main characters of the Osiris myth, in which she resurrects her slain husband, the divine king Osiris, and produces and protects his heir, Horus. She was believed to help the dead enter the afterlife as she had helped Osiris, and she was considered the divine mother of the pharaoh, who was likened to Horus. Her maternal aid was invoked in healing spells to benefit ordinary people. Originally, she played a limited role in royal rituals and temple rites, although she was more prominent in funerary practices and magical texts. She was usually portrayed in art as a human woman wearing a throne-like hieroglyph on her head. During the New Kingdom (c. 1550–1070 BCE), as she took on traits that originally belonged to Hathor, the preeminent goddess of earlier times, Isis came to be portrayed wearing Hathor's headdress: a sun disk between the horns of a cow.

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