Podzorski on Isis
There are many stories about Isis establishing her as a faithful wife having great tenacity in avenging her husband's murder. She is a goddess of many means and guile, having obtained magic of the sun god Re to use in the revival of Osiris. She is the last goddess of Egypt to be worshipped in Egypt, with a center still active in Philae at the First Cataract, where the last hieroglyphs were carved in 394 a.d. She was beloved by the Greeks and Romans, and worshipped beyond Egypt, throughout the Mediterranean world. Isis was the epitome of a selfless woman, and what she stole from Re, she gave to mankind. She was considered by Egyptians to be a fertile plain, the life-giving waters, and a voice for justice.
|Isis Nursing Horus, Provenace unknown, Late Period (664-332 b.c) Bronze 36.6 (unmounted) x 10 cm (14 3/8 x 4 in.), University of Pennsylvania Museum|