earth mother


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earth mother

1. A female goddess of fertility. Since I still haven't gotten pregnant, I've started praying to an earth mother.
2. A particularly nurturing and/or fertile woman. My yoga teacher is so kind and warm—she's a real earth mother. My sister has five kids already, and now, she's pregnant again! She's practically an earth mother.
See also: earth, mother
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understands the importance of the Earth mother in the text, and when the
attempt to portray the culture as steeped in war, imperialism, and conquest, it was, in fact, a civilization that worshipped the Earth Mother and was dominated by reverence for feminine themes and values.
Some spirits were very good: Earth Mother (Eleanor James), Ariane (Stacie Dunlop), the old woman, Hatempka (Leanna Brodie), the tree stump (Brad Brackenridge), the White Stag (tenor Eric Shaw and dancer Dy Gallagher).
Set in Bloomingdale's, the musical features the travails of four women in the heat of the change of life: the Soap Star, the Professional Woman, the Earth Mother, and the Iowa Housewife.
Pi'ilani's account functions as authoritative work, or Haumea-text, after the powerful earth mother of Hawaiian genealogy, the maternal ancestor of the Hawaiian people.
The startled loggers generally have been respectful as they listen to La Tigresa's Earth Mother poems, some of which are recited in Spanish for the benefit of the Latino workers.
The finding makes estrogen "essentially the earth mother of all hormones," remarks John A.
Abandoned by department stores, the category's earth mother appears to be the ever-more-significant home improvement channel.
For example, a leader of the Earth Changes movement lectures on "12 steps" to the aftertime--an odd coda to the movement's creed that an angry earth mother will kill off most of the planet during the next few years.
On the First Day of Christmas Earth Mother wished for Thee One Planet completely toxics free
The first one, La nuova colonia, 1928, is a metaphor of his identification with the mother figure, La Spera, who is a sort of Earth Mother.
But Earth Mother smiled serenely, yelling words of encouragement.
Living the way we do, raising our garden and animals, cutting wood and trying to live without harming our Earth Mother.
How do you think the Earth Mother feels when we stuff trash in her mouth?
Finally her virtue is proved, but the Earth Mother takes her away from those who have doubted her.
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