She was revered by the Egyptian people as the great mother-goddess
and represents the maternal spirit in its most intimate form.
She is often seen suckling a young Horus.
In the Osiris legend she is seen as a dutiful wife, a grieving widow
and as a protector of the dead.
As a winged goddess she may represent the wind.
Isis was a great enchantress, the goddess of magic.
Together with Thoth, she taught mankind the secrets of medicine.
She was the embalmer and gaurdian of Osiris.
She is often rendered on the foot of coffins with long wings spread to protect the deceased.