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.