circa 1500

Isis is a goddess in the Egyptian belief. She was most prominent mythologically as the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, and was worshipped as the archetypal wife and mother. Her name literally means (female) of throne, i.e. Queen of the throne, and the emblem worn on her head was that of a throne. Pockets of her worship remained in Christian Europe as late as the 6th century.