Definition of Great mother
1. Noun. Great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Roman Ops.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Great Mother
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, ..."