In Egyptian mythology, Sopdet was the deification of Sothis, a star considered by almost all egyptologists to be Sirius. The name Sopdet means She who Is or Isis which means Is-Is or
Creation in Egyptian, a reference to the brightness of Sirius, which is the brightest star in the night sky. In art she is depicted as a woman with a five-pointed star upon her head. She is also linked with the annual flooding of the Nile (fertility) on the Egyptian New Year in July.