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Isis was one of the most popular goddesses in Egypt.
  Egyptian mythology:  goddess of fertility and protector of sailors; took the role of goddess of the dead and of funeral rights when her husband, Osiris died
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Daughter of Geb; sister and wife of Osiris.
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  • Isis was one of the most popular goddesses in Egypt.
  • Ah, now you are trying to penetrate into the mysteries of Isis, in which I am not initiated.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "Then Horus, Set, Isis, and, urn …" Carter consulted his scroll.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • "It was Isis," Langdon told them, grabbing a grease pen.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • Ever since she’d hosted the spirit of Isis, goddess of magic, Sadie had had an uncanny ability to read hieroglyphs.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Let us tell the truth, we who are initiated, and who have raised the veil of Isis: there is no such thing as either good or evil; there is vegetation.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • They had stopped for a rest, were lounging on the grass while Edith and Lorina played in the shallows of the river Isis, as that particular stretch of the Thames was called.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The colleges are ancient and picturesque; the streets are almost magnificent; and the lovely Isis, which flows beside it through meadows of exquisite verdure, is spread forth into a placid expanse of waters, which reflects its majestic assemblage of towers, and spires, and domes, embosomed among aged trees.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • —You pray to a local and obscure idol: our temples, majestic and mysterious, are the abodes of Isis and Osiris, of Horus and Ammon Ra.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Isis gleaming eyes held the man in thrall.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire

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  • Perhaps a touch of Isis and Osiris thrown in; Osiris was torn apart, and the goddess Isis succeeded in reassembling him except for the part that makes Jake Barnes resemble him (the Osiris myth is an Egyptian fertility myth).
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • After these appeared A crew who, under names of old renown— Osiris, Isis, Orus, and their train— With monstrous shapes and sorceries abused Fanatic Egypt and her priests to seek Their wandering gods disguised in brutish forms Rather than human.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Their names were Isis, Amphitrite, Hebe, Pandora, Psyche, Thetis, Pomona, Daphne, Clytie, Galatea and Arethusa.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • —O, let him marry a woman that cannot go, sweet Isis, I beseech thee!
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • The entrance is adorned by giant statues of Isis and Osiris.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Isis turned her head and sniffed Max’s mother.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Then Isis and Osiris, and their circle, representing water, fire, air, and other forces, were invented.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • You will recall that both the cult of Isis and the Eleusinian mysteries were carried out in dark caves at night.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Their eyes would be sad, and averted from their fate towards the Northern flats, their leader not Isis or Sabrina, but the slowly flowing Lea.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Isis Giving Bread and Water to the Soul (Egypt, date uncertain).
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • In the first group: organ–pipe coral, gorgonian coral arranged into fan shapes, soft sponges from Syria, isis coral from the Molucca Islands, sea–pen coral, wonderful coral of the genus Virgularia from the waters of Norway, various coral of the genus Umbellularia, alcyonarian coral, then a whole series of those madrepores that my mentor Professor Milne–Edwards has so shrewdly classified into divisions and among which I noted the wonderful genus Flabellina as well as the genus Oculina…
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Magnifying and applying come I, Outbidding at the start the old cautious hucksters, Taking myself the exact dimensions of Jehovah, Lithographing Kronos, Zeus his son, and Hercules his grandson, Buying drafts of Osiris, Isis, Belus, Brahma, Buddha, In my portfolio placing Manito loose, Allah on a leaf, the crucifix engraved, With Odin and the hideous-faced Mexitli and every idol and image, Taking them all for what they are worth and not a cent more, Admitting they were alive and did the…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Good Isis, hear me this prayer, though thou deny me a matter of more weight; good Isis, I beseech thee!
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Isis face, of course, was flushed; much altered.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Isis, Osiris, Horus, Nephthys—where are they?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • But that was when we were fully merged with the godsHorus for me, Isis for Sadie.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Good Isis, hear me this prayer, though thou deny me a matter of more weight; good Isis, I beseech thee!
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Isis voice was almost tender as he spoke, and he rose and put both his hands on my shoulders.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • At any rate, the temple was dedicated to Isis, so it will have enough power to open a gate.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Once upon a time, I’d been able to manipulate my ba’s form into something less embarrassing, but since Isis vacated my head, I didn’t have that ability.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Built over the ruins of an ancient temple to the Egyptian goddess Isis, the church possesses an architectural footprint matching that of Notre Dame to within inches.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • "Isis," said the man on the throne.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Horus and Isis had both discussed it with us.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • And the female goddess, Isis, whose ancient pictogram was once called L’ISA.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • By Isis, I will give thee bloody teeth If thou with Caesar paragon again My man of men.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Isis took her husband’s hand.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • He could use scrolls and potions almost as well as Sadie, so he could’ve chosen the path of Isis.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Without Isis in my head, I couldn’t simply speak words of power anymore.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I didn’t have the full power of Isis at my command anymore.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Isis was foolish to choose you!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Two rya amulets, the sacred mark of Isis—ah, those might he helpful.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I handed them each an amulet of Isis.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I called on Isis as best I could, tapping her power to help me shape the enchantment.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I follow the path of Isis.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Isis Unveiled.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Dear goddess, hear that prayer of the people! for, as it is a heartbreaking to see a handsome man loose-wived, so it is a deadly sorrow to behold a foul knave uncuckolded: therefore, dear Isis, keep decorum, and fortune him accordingly!
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Isis white hand shone on her florid buttocks, her hair dusting it, stroking it.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Isis else defend, And serving you so long!
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Only Isis seemed troubled.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Isis rose from the floor, clawing at her mouth, her lips pressed as if an invisible force were suffocating her.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
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