Isis (pronounced: /ˈsɪsEYE-sis[1]) is a kind deity that takes joy in revealing new discoveries to her followers. She is known as Isharia in Thay, and by the name Ishtar in Unther.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Isis, with the assistance of Nephthys, resurrected Osiris when he was murdered by Set.[7]

During the Second Sundering, Isis and other deities from the pantheon returned in the form of demigods and led the Mulhorandi uprising against the Imaskari, in a manner similar to how the Chosen manifested in other regions. As of 1489 DR, Mulhorand was led by the returned pantheon, who temporarily set their differences aside for the good of the Mulhorandi people.[4]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Isis is the daughter of Geb and Nut. She is the sister of Thoth and wife of Osiris, as well as the mother of Horus (now Horus-Re).[6] Isis and Nephthys are twins.[7]

The nonevil members of the Mulhorandi pantheon are allies of Isis, as is Sharess. The Bountiful Lady considers Chauntea a confidant and friend.[1]

Due to their similar portfolios and differing alignments, Isis often finds herself in conflict with Sebek.[6]

Outside of the Mulhorand deities she was on mildly good terms with Mystra and in opposition to the goddess Shar, being opposed to all usage of the Shadow Weave.[8]

Avatar[edit | edit source]

Geb, Hathor, Anhur, Horus-Re, Isis.[9]

Isis appears as a Mulan woman in a white linen dress and sandals. She also wears an ornate headdress and jewelry.[2]

Powers and abilities[edit | edit source]

Isis can fly and communicate with other members of the Mulhorandi pantheon over great distances. Her voice charms those that hear it, and her will can stun those around her. She can harm her enemies with a simple touch. Those who have known love of another cannot harm the Lady of all Love.[2]

Other manifestations[edit | edit source]

Isis' will is often demonstrated through the actions of white creatures and animals, such as unicorns, rabbits, and hawks.[2]

Ghostly visions
Isis may appear in a flow of running water to make her wisdom known, or visit and bless two lovers. She may appear before a warrior facing great odds in her service, bestowing upon the man a single kiss.[2]
Phantom tree
Isis may appear as a tree that grows and disappears in the length of a single day, signaling the start of the growing season.[2]
When pleased Isis may appear as a peaceful rain. When angry, she will take on the form of a storm.[2]

Church of Isis[edit | edit source]

Priestess of Isis.[10]

The clergy of the church of Isis is primarily composed of women of Mulan descent, though a few half-elves also follow the Bountiful Lady. These priestesses must study arcane magics as well as divine.[2]

Clerics of Isis spend much of their time administering to the agricultural needs of Mulhorand, as well as the needs of typical home life.[11]

Temples dedicated to Isis remain open to the weather, and flowing water is often incorporated in their construction. The center of the church of Isis is the Mystic Cornucopia, located in the Great Vale. Additional major temples include the Temple of Bountiful Joy in Skuld and the Spring of Eternal Hope in Shussel, a city located in the nation of Unther.[11]

Worshipers[edit | edit source]

Worship of Isis is seen most often among the common people of Mulhorand.[11]

Clerics of Isis typically wear a white linen dress with sandals. They usually wear a wig over shaved heads, and paint three blue circles on their forehead as a symbol of their status as a priest of Mulhorand.[11]

When preparing for combat, priestess of Isis tend to shy from the use of armor. They otherwise equip them selves practically for the situation.[11]

Divine spellcasters of Isis pray for spells before the first meal of the day.[1]

Affiliated orders[edit | edit source]

Organizations sponsored by the church of Isis assist other through their mastery of magic.[11]

Sisters of Life
This order serves with followers of Anhur and Osiris as members of the Guardians of Skuld.[11]
Shield of the Lady
These spellcasters join and assist the adventuring companies that operate within Mulhorand.[11]

Celebrations and festivals[edit | edit source]

The clergy of the church of Isis celebrate a number of rituals on a daily basis.[11]

Followers of Isis celebrate the completion of sowing the fields.[11]
Celebrants thank Isis and Osiris for a successful harvest.[11]

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Deities of the Post–Second Sundering Era
Ao the Overgod
Faerûnian Pantheon
Akadi | Amaunator | Asmodeus | Auril | Azuth | Bane | Beshaba | Bhaal | Chauntea | Cyric | Deneir | Eldath | Gond | Grumbar | Gwaeron | Helm | Hoar | Ilmater | Istishia | Jergal | Kelemvor | Kossuth | Lathander | Leira | Lliira | Loviatar | Malar | Mask | Mielikki | Milil | Myrkul | Mystra | Oghma | Red Knight | Savras | Selûne | Shar | Silvanus | Sune | Talona | Talos | Tempus | Torm | Tymora | Tyr | Umberlee | Valkur | Waukeen
The Morndinsamman
Abbathor | Berronar Truesilver | Clangeddin Silverbeard | Deep Duerra | Dugmaren Brightmantle | Dumathoin | Gorm Gulthyn | Haela Brightaxe | Laduguer | Marthammor Duin | Moradin | Sharindlar | Vergadain
The Seldarine
Aerdrie Faenya | Angharradh | Corellon | Deep Sashelas | Erevan | Fenmarel Mestarine | Hanali Celanil | Labelas Enoreth | Rillifane Rallathil | Sehanine Moonbow | Shevarash | Solonor Thelandira
The Dark Seldarine
Eilistraee | Kiaransalee | Lolth | Selvetarm | Vhaeraun
Yondalla's Children
Arvoreen | Brandobaris | Cyrrollalee | Sheela Peryroyl | Urogalan | Yondalla
Lords of the Golden Hills
Baervan Wildwanderer | Baravar Cloakshadow | Callarduran Smoothhands | Flandal Steelskin | Gaerdal Ironhand | Garl Glittergold | Nebelun | Segojan Earthcaller | Urdlen
Orc Pantheon
Bahgtru | Gruumsh | Ilneval | Luthic | Shargaas | Yurtrus
Mulhorandi pantheon
Anhur | Bast | Geb | Hathor | Horus | Isis | Nephthys | Osiris | Re | Sebek | Set | Thoth
Other gods of Faerûn
Bahamut | Enlil | Finder Wyvernspur | Ghaunadaur | Gilgeam | Lurue | Moander | Nobanion | Raven Queen | Tiamat

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