GREAT MOTHER


GREAT MOTHER
   a CULT figure in ancient Greece which became important in the Roman Empire before dying out around the fourth century. Many WICCA type movements have sought to revive the cult by giving it modern interpretations in terms of a FEMINIST THEOLOGY.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Great Mother — a vaguely defined deity symbolizing maternity, the fertility of the earth, and femininity in general; the central figure in the religions of ancient Anatolia, the Near East, and the eastern Mediterranean, later sometimes taking the form of a… …   Universalium

  • Great Mother — noun great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Roman Ops • Syn: ↑Cybele, ↑Dindymene, ↑Magna Mater, ↑Mater Turrita • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Phrygian deity …   Useful english dictionary

  • Great Mother — Synonyms and related words: Agdistis, Amor, Aphrodite, Apollo, Apollon, Ares, Artemis, Ate, Athena, Bacchus, Ceres, Cora, Cronus, Cupid, Cybele, Demeter, Despoina, Diana, Dionysus, Dis, Eros, Gaea, Gaia, Ge, Hades, Helios, Hephaestus, Hera, Here …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Great Mother (Dungeons & Dragons) — D D Deity|fgcolor=#fff caption= bgcolor=#000 fgcolor=#fff name=Great Mother title= home=Infinite Layers of the Abyss power=Greater alignment=Chaotic Evil portfolio=Magic, fertility, tyranny domains=Chaos, Death, Evil, Strength alias= super= In… …   Wikipedia

  • Great Mother of the Gods — or Cybele Deity of the ancient Mediterranean world. Her cult originated in Phrygia in Asia Minor and spread to the Greek world, where she was identified with Rhea. It reached Rome by the 3rd century BC and became a major cult during the empire.… …   Universalium

  • Great Goddess — refers to the concept of an almighty goddess, or to the concept of a mother goddess, including:*Great Goddess, anglicized form of the Latin Magna Dea *Great Goddess, anglicized form of the Sanskrit Mahadevi, the Shakti sum of all goddesses *Great …   Wikipedia

  • Mother Divine — is a term used by followers of Hinduism to refer to the Mother of the Universe. She is also referred to as various manifestations of the Divine Feminine as Shakti (the Mother of the Universe), Parvati (the wife of Lord Shiva), Saraswati (consort… …   Wikipedia

  • Mother goddess — Earth Mother redirects here. For other uses, see Mother Earth. Upper Paleolithic, Venus von Willendorf, estimated to have been carved 24,000–22,000 BCE Mother goddess is a term used to refer to a goddess who represents motherhood, fertility,… …   Wikipedia

  • mother — mother1 motherless, adj. motherlessness, n. /mudh euhr/, n. 1. a female parent. 2. (often cap.) one s female parent. 3. a mother in law, stepmother, or adoptive mother. 4. a term of address for a female parent or a woman having or regarded as… …   Universalium


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