|This article is about the goddess in Age of Mythology. For the goddess in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Isis (Age of Empires: Mythologies).|
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Isis' bonuses are very broad, leaving the player with a lot of scope to develop their own strategy. All technologies are cheaper, making savings across the board, but especially with the military since Egyptian units are upgraded individually. Isis' God Power and bonus technology are also economic as they provide extra gold and food respectively. Isis' Town Centers provide +3 population, allowing for either a larger army or labor pool.
One of Isis' most formidable powers is that Monuments cancel out God Powers, within a wide radius. If an Isis player's monuments are spaced out properly, opponents will not be able to use any God Powers in her territory, hampering their attacks. For scouting, Isis players mostly have to rely on the Priest, who is poor at this job. However, her Obelisks are cheaper and are summoned much more quickly than those of other Egyptian civilizations, which helps to offset this a little.
The daughter of the earth god Geb and the sky goddess Nut, Isis became the mother goddess of Egypt. When Osiris, her brother and husband, inherited the rule of Egypt, she worked together with him to bring civilization to the Nile Valley. She taught cloth making and curing the sick, and introduced the concept of marriage. She ruled Egypt wisely while Osiris traveled the world spreading civilization elsewhere. Isis was able to resurrect Osiris after he had been killed and dismembered by Set. She assisted at Osiris’ embalming in preparation for his journey to his new kingdom in the land of the dead, thereby helping to create the Egyptian rituals of burial. She secreted her son by Osiris, Horus, until he was able to seek revenge in a long contest that eventually saw the end of Set. The magic of Isis was a very powerful aid in attaining a favorable judgment from Osiris. Her magic abilities improved greatly when she took advantage of Ra ’s agedness to trick him into revealing his name, giving her access to some of his power. She is often portrayed suckling the child Horus.