Motherhood Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Motherhood

  1. Asherah mother of the gods; counterpart of Gaea. [Canaanite Myth.: Benét, 57]
  2. Cybele Great Mother; goddess of nature and reproduction. [Phrygian Myth.: Parrinder, 68; Jobes, 400]
  3. Cynosura Idaean nymph; nursed the infant Zeus. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 74]
  4. Danu (Anu) divine procreator and guardian of gods and mortals. [Celtic Myth.: Parrinder, 72]
  5. Devaki virgin mother of Krishna. [Hindu Myth.: Parrinder, 76]
  6. Devi the “great goddess,” wife of Shiva; “Mother.” [Hindu Myth.: Parrinder, 77]
  7. Gaea earth and mother goddess. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 108]
  8. Mary apotheosized as mother of Christ. [N.T.: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John]
  9. Rhea often titled Great Mother of the Gods. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 1796]
  10. Whistler’s mother popular name for the painter’s “Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1: The Artist’s Mother.” [Am. Art: EB, 19:814–815]

Motivation (See INDUCEMENT.)

Mourning (See GRIEF.)