That is a symbol, not intended as such by its conceiver, but all the more significant, of the transition time.
Not only this, she is the brooder and breeder of all primitive doctrines, the conceiver and the mother of all human creeds.
It is interesting to note that the conception of the idea required no labor on the part of the conceiver.
late 13c., conceiven, "take (seed) into the womb, become pregnant," from stem of Old French conceveir (Modern French concevoir), from Latin concipere (past participle conceptus) "to take in and hold; become pregnant," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + comb. form of capere "to take," from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (see capable). Meaning "take into the mind" is from mid-14c., a figurative sense also found in the Old French and Latin words. Related: Conceived; conceiving.
conceive con·ceive (kən-sēv')
v. con·ceived, con·ceiv·ing, con·ceives
To become pregnant.
To apprehend mentally; to understand.