Tellus Mater

Tellus Mater

in allegories of elements, personification of earth. [Art: Hall, 128]
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56) Both interpretations are far from incompatible; in fact, while they are argued on the basis of contemporaneous texts -- Sannazaro's Arcadia as well as the Hypnerotomachia -- an association of Venus with Tellus mater and primum natura creatrix can be found in the common intertext for both Renaissance compositions, which is the De rerum natura.