mother goddess

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mother goddess:

see Great Mother GoddessGreat Mother Goddess,
in ancient Middle Eastern religions, mother goddess, the great symbol of the earth's fertility. She was worshiped under many names and attributes. Similar figures have been known in every part of the world.
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That is surprising, as its full title is extraordinary: The Tresse Iron Age megalithic monument (Sir Robert Mond's excavation), its quadruple sculptured breasts and their relation to the mother-goddess cosmic cult.
As the Indo-Europeans began to dominate the area, the patrifocal mythology began to usurp the mother-goddess stories, relegating the once powerful mother goddess to a more subservient.
pre-Columbian past to the present-Divina Trace delivers a tragicomic creation and deflation of a monomyth amalgamating Amerindian, African, Hindu, Muslim, and Catholic stories to conjure a divine mother-goddess or saint-who gives birth to a "crapochild" (that is, a child half human, half frog).
The first puja is said to be always done for this Mother-Goddess (cf.
The discussion on Religion starts with explicit criticism of Evans' Mother-Goddess theory, and of Nilsson's attempt to find the origins of Greek religion in Minoan and Mycenaean beliefs.
Prompted by a favourable review of the Mellaart material by Marija Gimbutas, who found her own views on mother-goddess cults supported, Carl Lamberg-Karlovsky (1992: 38), of the Peabody Museum, Harvard, presented a highly critical opinion both of Mellaart's reconstructions and Gimbutas's unquestioning acceptance of them.