earth mother

IPA: ˈɝθmˈʌðɝ

Root Word: Earth Mother

noun

  • (paganism, archaeology) The Great Goddess of the Earth and fertility.
  • (archaeology) A figurine or depiction of this goddess.
  • A particularly caring/nurturing woman.
  • (paganism) Alternative letter-case form of Earth Mother [(paganism, archaeology) The Great Goddess of the Earth and fertility.]

Examples of "earth-mother" in Sentences

  • It's a lifestyle that doesn't lend itself too well to being some sort of earth-mother herbalist.
  • And look at Patricia Krenwinkle, a.k.a. Katie, a flower-child earth-mother just like Flo-Ann who squatted with us that wonderful summer on Cape Cod.
  • The world in My Latest Grievance revolves around the precocious but strangely likeable Frederica Hatch the only child of Dewing Girls College houseparents and professors David and earth-mother wife Aviva.
  • All goddesses of the earth-mother complex had some connection to fertility and death — for example, those in the myths surrounding Coatlicue, the great mother-goddess who gave birth to the sun, moon, and stars.
  • Even though she has sung false music to me, and kept my feet solid on the ground, and drawn my star-roving eyes ever back to gaze upon her, she, the conserver of life, the earth-mother, has given me my great days and nights and fulness of years.
  • Conservatory (1988) is one of a number of tributes to Frida Kahlo, who is placed in an imaginary setting among the decorative background materials, together with Tlazolteotl, an important and complex earth-mother goddess from the Aztec pantheon.
  • While Digger men might have found this version of earth-mother femininity alluring from a distance, they would have recoiled from Gaskin's suggestion that "men are supposed to be really chivalrous and ... knightly and help [ 'ladies'] ... to do that."
  • The older generation to which I have finally become assigned, was brought up to think of Canada as a land of unlimited natural resources, an unloving but rich earth-mother bulging with endless supplies of nickel and asbestos, or, in her softer parts, with the kind of soil that would allow of huge grain and lumber surpluses.
  • Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), who in a neat twist finds his immortality reversed, and scrappy earth-mother Gwen (Eve Myles) — are reunited to battle a global conspiracy, recruited by a mortally injured yet undying CIA agent (a tiresomely bullheaded Mekhi Phifer) who pledges to get to the bottom of this mystery if it kills him.

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