I was researching her last night.
Symbolically she is related to the darkness. But that does not make her bad. Just a goddess/ or saint that is present when times are dark I found a great article on it called the Mysterious Black faces of the Madonna by Eliza Rozet.
.Most Black Madonnnas have a strong connection to the earth. They are found buried in it (see Guadalupe de Caceres) or appear in trees (see Telgte), caves (see Montserrat), springs (see Font-Romeu), on mountain tops (see Dorres), by a sacred rock (see Le-Puy), and in the jungle (see Costa Rica). Often they are found with the help of animals guiding the way (see Olot). And so Pagan worship of Mother Earth turned into a Christian closeness to God’s sacred creation, mother nature.
She says this:
Further on she says:They are portrayed in the position called "majesty" or "Seat of Wisdom". Mary sits on a throne with
a low back; she holds a toddler Jesus on her knees; both look straight ahead - no demurely down cast eyes. In the
language of medieval symbolism this means that Mary is the throne of Jesus, the Seat of Wisdom.
Seat of Wisdom was also one of the titles of the Egyptian goddess Isis, like Mary, often portrayed with her son Horus
on her lap. Mary shares many other goddess titles, like Queen of Heaven, Star of the Sea, Morning Star, etc. One of her
most interesting titles, reminiscent of her identification with Lady Wisdom, the feminine face of God, is Adonai, which
is Hebrew for Lord God. There is a dark 3rd century fresco of the Madonna with child in Brucoli, Sicily known as
Madonna Adonai, Saint Mary Adonai, Most Holy Mother Adonai, or simply Adonai. (see: Mary Beth Moser, "Honoring
Darkness: Exploring the Power of Black Madonnas in Italy", Dea Madre Publishing, p.105)
Isis clearly was a black goddess as well. She bought her husband Osiris back from the dead. A powerful symbol of life and death. Power and mysticism."Now, some of the most important Pre-Christian goddesses who were worshipped side by side with Christ, overtly until
the 6th century, covertly until the 11th, are associated with the color black. Why? Going back to prehistoric times,
black was the symbol for the earth and the Great Mother, the source of heaven and earth. The darker earth is, the more
fertile, hence black is the color of fertility and creative power. But the ancient peoples knew that that which has power
to create and to bring forth life also has power to destroy. Hence black also became the color of death and destruction. So the Great dark Mother became known as "the Gate of Life" which opens both ways, to life on earth and to death, or life in the Goddess after physical death.
Black- earth= unconscious world=Yin= creation.
Any thoughts on the Black ISIS and what her presentation in that form means?