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earth mother

or Earth Mother

noun
1.
the earth conceived of as the female principle of fertility and the source of all life.
2.
a female spirit or deity serving as a symbol of life or fertility.
3.
a sensuous, maternal woman.
Origin of earth mother
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Tiw is the god of honorable war, the son of Odin and Frigga, the earth mother.

  • They had shamed the flesh, and blackened the face of the good earth mother.

  • Man in his simplicity has called the sun father and the earth mother.

    Birds and Poets John Burroughs
  • Ceres, the earth mother, has been driving north and south, east and west.

  • And he may call on the earth mother to bear witness to his words, for she may, should he speak falsely, relieve herself of him.

  • Behind that hated armor he saw forms never again to be met on earth—mother, father, sister, brother.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
  • As it lay so glutenous, the earth mother was also quickened to show sympathy.

    The Land of Look Behind Paul Cameron Brown
  • Thus kept he his word to the earth mother, and gave her light, that she might see.

    In the Time That Was James Frederic Thorne
British Dictionary definitions for earth mother

earth mother

noun
1.
(in various mythologies)
  1. a female goddess considered as the source of fertility and life
  2. the earth personified
2.
(informal) a sensual or fecund woman
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