A liaison between Pandemonium and the mortal realm, Maja's appearance is said to foretell disaster and destruction. Envoys who would ally with her must possess iron wills, but their tenacity will be rewarded with her command of dark magics and nefarious energies.
Maja is based on Isis, a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. She was first mentioned as one of the main characters of the Osiris myth, in which she resurrects her slain husband, the divine king Osiris, and produces and protects his heir, Horus. She was believed to help the dead enter the afterlife as she had helped Osiris, she was considered the divine mother of the pharaoh, who was likened to Horus, and her maternal aid was invoked in healing spells.