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Everybody knows Isis—including you! She's kind of hard to track down, though. Why? Well, because she's the Goddess of Ten Thousand Names and a shape-shifter, to boot. She created a powerful snake whose bite only she could cure, to convince her father Ra to tell her his secret name. And now she has all Ra's knowledge and power, too. She'll do whatever it takes to keep her son, Horus, safe and protect her husband, Osiris, from dying forever. Queen Isis is clever, beautiful, and powerful. Gods and mortals alike want this goddess to be their friend. After all, she's a very dangerous enemy. People loved Isis so much that they kept worshipping her even after Egypt closed her temples, and her worship spread from Egypt all the way to London.

Basic Information




I have 10,000 names. Pick one. In Egypt they call me Aset or Auset. In Rome I am Isis, and sometimes people confuse me with my gal pals Tyche, Fortuna, or Demeter.

Other names: Queen Isis, Mother of God, Great of Magic, She Who Must Be Obeyed



Current city

Rome. Even though my ancient temples are museums now, they liked the pictures of me with baby Horus on my lap so much, they borrowed them to paint the Blessed Virgin Mary. How cool is that?

Work & Education


Queen, single parent, weaver, magician, mourner, goddess of life


Ra's Secret Name (which contains all the knowledge in the universe)


Political views

I like anything, as long as I'm in charge.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)


Nut (Mom), Geb (Dad), Ra (Stepdad)


Osiris, Horus the Elder, Seth (my big brothers); my little sister Nephthys


Horus the Younger, Anubis (I adopted Anubis. He's not my son, but Nephthys and Osiris had him… maybe. It's complicated.)


Thoth, the Seven Scorpions, Hathor


Seth, that lady in the swamp who didn't help me heal my son


Relationship status

Married to Osiris (he's my brother, too. So? We fell in love before we were born), widowed


TV Shows

The Secrets of Isis (It's all about me! How could I not like it?)  
The Tudors (Palace intrigue and love. Fascinating!)  
The Powerpuff Girls (Buttercup's my favorite.) 
Alias (She can be anyone, just like me.) 


"I have the same goal I've had ever since I was a girl. I want to rule the world."
– Madonna

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
– Isaac Asimov

"My bounty is boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite."
– Shakespeare

"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood."
– Daniel H. Burnham


The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Egypt's not really a game, but if you're going to play, you should win!) 
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (There are so many characters I can relate to in this book…) 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (All about magic. Can it get any better?)  
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (Classic tale of wizardry, and how hard it is to learn to be magical.) 
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare (A sad story about my favorite couple.) 
The Metamorphoses by Ovid (Want to learn to shape-shift? This might teach you some things.) 
Coraline by Neil Gaiman (A heroine who does what she has to even though she's scared. My kind of girl!) 
The Awakening by Kate Chopin (While I love my husband and I'd never leave him, I appreciate Edna's wish to be a powerful woman on her own.) 
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson (A beautiful story about losing the people you love.) 
Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe (Sometimes I wish Osiris could come back from the dead, but then, I read this…) 


Born This Way by Lady Gaga 
Hoochie Coochie Man by Muddy Waters 
Like a Prayer by Madonna (I like anything by the Material Girl, really...) 
Superstition by Stevie Wonder 
Any music by Adele (a magical voice like mine!)
Single Ladies by Beyoncé 
Respect by Aretha Franklin 
O Valencia! by The Decemberists 
Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears 
Black Magic Woman by Santana 


Fantasia (especially the Sorcerer's Apprentice part!) 
The Queen 
All the Harry Potter films…I'm not particular. 
All the Transformers films. (Shapeshifters, like me. Only more metallic.) 
Cleopatra (I wish I had Liz's clothes…) 
The Mummy (It's not very realistic, but lots of fun to watch.) 
The King and I

Activities & Interests


Spending time with my son
The Nile
Going to the beach


Fashion design
Magic studies


Proud Single Moms 
Magic User's Club 
Ancient Egyptian Gods  
Omnipotent deities
Mother goddesses
Association of Women Funeral Professionals 

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