The Egyptian goddess Isis was the representation of the ideal mother and wife and the patron of nature and magic. The name Isis means ‘throne’ and the goddess is often portrayed with a throne shaped headdress. Apparently, Isis was held responsible for the flooding of the Nile. The myth held that the Nile flooded as a result of Isis crying for Osiris her husband-brother. One common image of Isis is her suckling her son-brother the god Horus. Some believe that this imagery was adopted by Christianity in the form of Mary suckling the baby-Jesus.
I currently work for the University of Melbourne Australia as an academic specialist - curriculum designer in the Faculty of Arts. Where I work with other academics, primarily in history, to advise and assist subject coordinators in redesigning subject syllabi, structures and teaching delivery. Previously I taught Ancient History and Classical Languages at another Australian university for seven years full-time. I have taught various aspects of Roman, Mycenaean and Greek history and created courses on Barbarian Europe, Terrorism and Rebellion in the Ancient World and Ancient Warfare.