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Definition 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
  • Isis was one of the most popular goddesses in Egypt.
  • Isis turned her head and sniffed Max's mother.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The entrance is adorned by giant statues of Isis and Osiris.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • "It was Isis," Langdon told them, grabbing a grease pen.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Their names were Isis, Amphitrite, Hebe, Pandora, Psyche, Thetis, Pomona, Daphne, Clytie, Galatea and Arethusa.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • Isis gleaming eyes held the man in thrall.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Then Horus, Set, Isis, and, urn ...
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Then Isis and Osiris, and their circle, representing water, fire, air, and other forces, were invented.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • —O, let him marry a woman that cannot go, sweet Isis, I beseech thee!
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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