In point and purpose, similar to the widely known umbrella
, but for a few differences. First, in functionality, it works to deflect metaphorical "rainstorms", as in hardships, trials, etc.. rather than actual, physical rain. Another notable difference is that the role of umberellas are not typically played by innanimate objects, but rather actual people. Perhaps the most notorious umberella is Rihanna, of which there is actual documentation of her acting as an umberella and protecting whoever she is "umberellaing" for during one of these spiritual torrents.