Egyptian mother goddess. Wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. She was portrayed in human form, crowned by cow horns enclosing a sun disk. A vulture was also sometimes integrated in her crown. She is sometimes portrayed as a kite above the mummified body of Osiris. Isis was an vital source of the pharaoh's power and her cult was fashionable throughout Egypt, Isis later was the central goddess in a later Greco-Roman cult Her Latin epithet was Stella Maris, or "star of the sea".
Isis was believed to have recovered and put back together the body of Osiris after his murder and dismemberment by Seth. Isis gave birth to Horus after impregnating herself from the corpse. She gave birth in privacy at Khemmis in the Nile delta and went into hiding with her child in the papyrus swamps. Horus later crushed Seth in battle and became the first ruler of a unified Egypt.