Isis

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I·sis

 (ī′sĭs)
n. Mythology
An ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility and magic who was the sister and wife of Osiris.

[Latin Īsis, from Greek, from Egyptian 'st.]

Isis

(ˈaɪsɪs)
n
(Placename) the local name for the River Thames at Oxford

Isis

(ˈaɪsɪs)
n
(Non-European Myth & Legend) an ancient Egyptian fertility goddess, depicted as a woman with a cow's horns, between which was the disc of the sun; wife and sister of Osiris

I•sis

(ˈaɪ sɪs)

n.
the ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility; sister and wife of Osiris.

I•sis

(ˈaɪ sɪs)
n.
the local name of the Thames River at Oxford.
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Noun1.Isis - Egyptian goddess of fertilityIsis - Egyptian goddess of fertility; daughter of Geb; sister and wife of Osiris
Translations
Ízisz
Iside
イシス
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Likewise, in Book 11, the cult of Isis and Osiris is believed to manipulate a gullible Lucius into receiving ever more expensive initiations.
Boat-shaped Building IIIA2 suggests ceremonies connected with the cult of Isis.
Bowden continues his re-evaluation of contemporary attitude in a chapter on the cult of Isis, regarding here especially Apuleius's second-century CE novel Metamorphoses and its hero Lucius, who becomes an adherent of the cult.
Koester values what archaeological sites contribute to New Testament interpretation; his essays here look at Thessalonica, the cult of Isis and Serapis in Pergamom, and at Melikertes in the Isthmus of Corinth.
The cult of Isis was so powerful, it's no wonder Cleopatra chose to make her living quarters next to the temple," said coastal geoarchaeologist Jean-Daniel Stanley of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
The cult of Isis, a form of nature worship, had its roots in Napoleon's African campaigns, and Spieth (art history, Louisiana State U.
Colbert's domain, is Anne Rice by way of Pottery Barn, a setting worthy of induction rites for the cult of Isis,'' wrote Roberta Smith in The New York Times.