Definition of Great mother

1. Noun. Great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Roman Ops.

Exact synonyms: Cybele, Dindymene, Magna Mater, Mater Turrita
Generic synonyms: Phrygian Deity

Lexicographical Neighbors of Great Mother

Great Dane
Great Danes
Great Depression
Great Divide
Great Dividing Range
Great Dog
Great Falls
Great Firewall of China
Great Galactic Ghoul
Great Lake
Great Lakes
Great Lakes State
Great Leap Forward
Great Lent
Great Mendenhall Glacier
Great Mother
Great Nebula in Andromeda
Great North Road
Great Plains
Great Plains of North America
Great Pox
Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
Great Pyramid
Great Pyramid at Giza
Great Pyramid of Giza
Great Pyrenees
Great Red Spot
Great Revolt
Great Rift Valley

Literary usage of Great mother

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"They bring it home on the last waggon and call it the great mother, though they do not fashion it into any special shape. In the district of Erfurt a very ..."

2. The Mythology of All Races by Louis Herbert Gray, William Sherwood Fox, George Foot Moore, John Arnott MacCulloch (1916)
"RHEA-KYBELE (great mother) Beginning ... the names great mother or Mother of the Gods, Rhea, and Kybele were employed indifferently to designate a single ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Besides the temple on the Palatine, there existed minor shrines of the Great Mother near the present church of St Peter, on the Sacra Via on the north slope ..."

4. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"RHEA-KYBELE (great mother) Beginning with the fifth century, the names Great Mother or Mother of the Gods, Rhea, and Kybele were employed indifferently to ..."

5. The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal (1871)
"Hence the Ark and the Earth were alike esteemed the great mother who gave birth to gods, ... The symbols used to represent the great mother were the Lotos, ..."

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