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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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Even worship of an actual mother goddess such as the Egyptian Isis did not necessarily serve women's interests.
The Mother Goddess, on the contrary, shows the importance of love above all the prohibitions and taboos that we know so well.
These lines forcefully restore God's creativity to the original female life- force or mother goddess, as understood before being crushed by monotheism (Dexter 47).
Votive offerings and inscribed lead tablets recovered from the baths suggest she was regarded as a life-giving mother goddess and an effective agent against curses invoked by the votaries.
This is the path of the great mother goddess, destroying mountains and creating civilizations.
solitary human, no Mother goddess, a woman derived from a male rib, and
According to the 8th-century English church historian, the Venerable Bede, Easter appears to be derived from Eostre (or Eastre), a Saxon mother goddess of fertility and renewal whose feast was celebrated during April as Eostur-monath (month).
When Euro/Americans hear of a goddess, we ask if she is a "fertility" or "love" goddess, or a mother goddess.
Prahlad Jani who is known by his followers as Mataji, which means the Mother Goddess, is an 82-year-old.
It contained flint and stone tools, stone pottery, a flint figurine representing a mother goddess, a clay figurine representing a half-human half-animal creature, and ox horns.
Topics addressed include: balancing religious commitment and moral obligations in Haitian transnational social fields; migration and the practice of Len Dong (the ritual of sprit mediumship in Dao Mau, a Vietnamese Mother Goddess religion); transnational travel and Ghanaian Pentecostal prophets; publicity and secrecy in African Pentecostalism and traditional religion; migrants, entrepreneurship, and the Pentecostal ethic in Botswana; transnational flows, entrepreneurship, and commodifications in Vietnamese spirit mediumships; transnational ties of Vietnamese Pentecostals; diasporic territorialization and charismatic power in a transnational Congolese prophetic church; and the Christian Church Outreach Mission International in translocal contexts.
A prevalent interpretation relates them to the Mother Goddess, a supernatural mother having idealized features related to sexuality, fertility, and birth.