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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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stirrings of female paganism as represented by the Earth mother. Things are seldom what they seem: The Earth mother I have explored elsewhere the way in which gender is written into
Patti Gardner is a feisty Soap Star, and Margot Moreland's manic moments as Earth Mother are particularly striking.
Kat (or Katima) works for her mother Abra (no last name), a midwife, an earth mother type.
The tribe always attributed this to the honoring of the divine feminine, it was said that the ancestors came to women in visions and dreams when women gathered in the sacred hut during their time of bleeding, The women of the tribe were encouraged to sleep, eat and stay together during this time in order to create a stronger bond to one another and to the Earth mother.
The work also includes a Grande Pueblo song celebrating a birth and seeking the blessing of the Earth mother; a Yokuts Indian prayer; Navajo legends; a traditional Eskimo song; and a quotation celebrating the sky, sea and beauty of the Earth.
Naytowhow contributes his storytelling and singing talents to the spoken word piece Earth Mother and to Joseph's Song.
Earth Mother by Ellen Jackson Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon Walker & Company/Bloomsbury Children's Books, October 2005 $16.95, ISBN 0-8027-8992-7 Ages 4-7
The Virgin, who is also known as Tonantzin-Guadalupe, then assumed all the qualities associated with the pre-conquest Earth Mother, though believers prayed to her for a variety of reasons, not just fertility or the fecundity of the land.
New York has been a kind of earth mother of modern and postmodern dance, sending her children out into the world.
She's ditched black leather and sunglasses to take on a new role as an earth mother. So this sci-fi babe's kung-fu moves are out.
Canadian researchers speculated that the circular stone monument in southern England represented an "Earth Mother" giving birth to plants and animals.
According to Anthony Perks, a University of British Columbia researcher, "There was a concept in Neolithic times of a great goddess or Earth Mother, and Stonehenge could represent the opening by which the Earth Mother gave birth to the plants and animals on which ancient people so depended." His evidence includes the placement of the stones and the similarity between Stonehenge seen from above and the anatomy of the vagina.
Jane Jacobs is the great earth mother of modern planning.
"This year I wanted to use a person, originally it was to be androgynous but it was decided that an earth mother holding the sun is a particularly powerful figure.
Yet by beginning with a preconceived feminist mythos and the assumptions it contains, and then utilizing the same interpretive techniques employed by Eisler and other feminist scholars, we are able to use the relics obtained from late 19th century France by imaginary archaeologists 10,000 years in the future in order to construct a mythical society that worshipped the Earth Mother, rejected war, and revered feminist values.
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