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Great Goddess

noun
1.
The, Great Mother.

Great Mother

noun
1.
The, a vaguely defined deity symbolizing maternity, the fertility of the earth, and femininity in general; the central figure in the religions of ancient Anatolia, the Near East, and the eastern Mediterranean, later sometimes taking the form of a specific goddess, as Cybele, Rhea, or Demeter.
Also called The Great Goddess.
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  • In the crisis of the Deluge we are told, 'Ishtar spoke like a little child, the Great Goddess pronounced her discourse.

  • She was standing by the statue of the Great Goddess with head thrown back.

    Saronia Richard Short
  • The Great Goddess Neith, who rules in Sais, grant this, my son!

  • Such are the fruits of the worship of the Great Goddess Aselgeia.

    Discourses in America Matthew Arnold
  • Be that as it may, this is Hera as the Greeks worshipped her, and perhaps the best existing representation of the Great Goddess.

    Greek Sculpture Estelle M. Hurll
  • I would do so gladly, Great Goddess,” he answered; “but it is not in my power.

    Gods and Heroes R. E. Francillon
  • Fitting, indeed, was it that she should leave the temple of the Great Goddess.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • Homage and praise to Bast, the cat-headed, the wise one, the Great Goddess!

    A Woman Named Smith Marie Conway Oemler
  • This male deity is much less prominent in Mycenaean art than a Great Goddess.

    The World of Homer Andrew Lang
  • Before he draweth his bow the nomads have fled, his arms are like the souls of the Great Goddess.

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