Definition of Earth mother

1. Noun. The earth conceived of as the female principle of fertility.

Generic synonyms: Earth Goddess, Earth-goddess

Definition of Earth mother

1. Noun. (paganism) The Great Goddess of the Earth and fertility. ¹

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Literary usage of Earth mother

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1. The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose, Now First Brought by John Todhunter, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Harry Buxton Forman (1880)
"HOMER'S HYMN TO THE EARTH, MOTHER OF ALL. O UNIVERSAL mother, who dost keep From everlasting thy foundations deep, Eldest of things, Great Earth, ..."

2. The Journal of American Folk-lore by American Folklore Society (1920)
"The Earth-Mother lives under the earth, and holds it up. ... Earth-Mother is becoming older and weaker all the time, and by and by she will not be able to ..."

3. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1892)
"Thus attired, he was considered to represent the Earth-mother for the purpose of receiving her great sacrifice. The principal victims having been slain, ..."

4. The Path on the Rainbow: An Anthology of Songs and Chants from the Indians by George William Cronyn, Mary Hunter Austin (1918)
"O, ho, yo, O, ho, yo, EARTH-MOTHER To thee, my life, To thee, my wife, To thee, my mother— Who are these the many-feeding? Heaps of horns, Hills of fur- To ..."

5. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1891)
"... Earth-Mother is a divinely honoured personage.2 Through the mythology of our own country the same thought may be traced, from the days when the ..."

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