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Motivation (See INDUCEMENT.)
Mourning (See GRIEF.)Asherah
mother of the gods; counterpart of Gaea. [Canaanite Myth.: Benét, 57]
Great Mother; goddess of nature and reproduction. [Phrygian Myth.: Parrinder, 68; Jobes, 400]
Idaean nymph; nursed the infant Zeus. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 74]
(Anu) divine procreator and guardian of gods and mortals. [Celtic Myth.: Parrinder, 72]
virgin mother of Krishna. [Hindu Myth.: Parrinder, 76]
the “great goddess,” wife of Shiva; “Mother.” [Hindu Myth.: Parrinder, 77]
earth and mother goddess. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 108]
apotheosized as mother of Christ. [N.T.: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John]
often titled Great Mother of the Gods. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 1796]
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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