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Motherhood

Motivation (See INDUCEMENT.)
Mourning (See GRIEF.)
Asherah
mother of the gods; counterpart of Gaea. [Canaanite Myth.: Benét, 57]
Cybele
Great Mother; goddess of nature and reproduction. [Phrygian Myth.: Parrinder, 68; Jobes, 400]
Cynosura
Idaean nymph; nursed the infant Zeus. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 74]
Danu
(Anu) divine procreator and guardian of gods and mortals. [Celtic Myth.: Parrinder, 72]
Devaki
virgin mother of Krishna. [Hindu Myth.: Parrinder, 76]
Devi
the “great goddess,” wife of Shiva; “Mother.” [Hindu Myth.: Parrinder, 77]
Gaea
earth and mother goddess. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 108]
Mary
apotheosized as mother of Christ. [N.T.: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John]
Rhea
often titled Great Mother of the Gods. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 1796]
Whistler’s mother
popular name for the painter’s “Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1: The Artist’s Mother.” [Am. Art: EB, 19:814–815]
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The way and manner societies conceptualize motherhood in a way, has come to command popular appeal because it is seen as a symbol of the nation-state.
In twentiethcentury Italy, literary representations of motherhood reflected and, at the same time, contributed to bring about the dramatic shifts undergone by motherhood as an institution.
Laura Benedetti (Associate Professor in Contemporary Italian Culture, Georgetown University) presents The Tigress in the Snow: Motherhood and Literature in Twentieth-Century Italy, an analysis of how literature was influenced by and helped to frame concepts of motherhood in Italy during the late twentieth century.
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Women who enjoy the luxury of choosing between full-time motherhood and full-time office work seem perfectly capable of filling their spare hours with round-the-clock ballet-class shuttles and yoga for toddlers.