Isis Isis was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans and the downtrodden, but she also listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers.
Daphne is a nymph in Greek mythology. Her beauty attracted the attention of the god Appollo, who pursued the poor nymph relentlessly. Rather than submit to his unwanted attention, Daphne pleaded with her father for help. He turned his daughter into a laurel tree, thus losing her, but saving her purity.
In Greek and Roman mythology, the Furies were female spirits of justice and vengeance. They were also called the Erinyes (angry ones). Known especially for pursuing people who had murdered family members, the Furies punished their victims by driving them mad. When not punishing wrongdoers on earth, they lived in the underworld and tortured the damned. (Photo: Folies Bergere, 1920s)