Isis: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Isis
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Isis is a name of power like any name of a god or goddess
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Isis is not a common name in Europe, but Isis (pronounced eezis in North Africa) are common in Sudan.
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Isis was an Egyptian goddess of motherhood and fertility, who was attested as early as the Old Kingdom of Egyptian history. One of the nine gods of the Ennead, Isis was the consort of her brother, Osiris, the first (divine) king of Egypt. When Osiris was murdered by his brother Set, Isis collected the pieces of his body and revivified them, so as to conceive their child, Horus. Her name means "seat, throne," seen in her role as a king-maker. Isis was clever and possessed great magical power. During the Late Period, a common representation of Isis was bronze statuettes depicting the goddess seated on a throne and nursing the child, Horus (Gr. Harpocrates). This imagery, which persisted into the Roman Period as her cult spread out of Egypt and throughout the Empire, has often been linked to that of the Madonna and the Christ Child.
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"Isis" is the second track on the Bob Dylan album Desire. It was written by Bob Dylan in collaboration with Jacques Levy.
Global Popularity of the Name Isis
- #607 in United States