Isis Name Meaning & Origin

Isis

Pronunciation: IY-sis (key)

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Ice, Isy/Icy

Meanings and history of the name Isis

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 in song, story & screen

"Isis" is the second track on the Bob Dylan album Desire. It was written by Bob Dylan in collaboration with Jacques Levy.
Isis, temporary stage name for character Ren Stevens in an episode of Even Stevens.
Isis, a character from the movie Bring It On

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