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View synonyms for earth mother

earth mother

or Earth Mother

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.


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of earth mother1

First recorded in 1900–05

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Example Sentences

Two were blue like the sky and two dun-red like the flesh of the Earth-mother.

Tiw is the god of honorable war, the son of Odin and Frigga, the earth mother.

As Kali she is the black earth-mother, and as Jagadgauri, the yellow woman, the harvest bride.

This earth-mother is the characteristic and central feature of the early Aegean religions.

Warm is the Earth-mother, cold the Sky-father, even as woman is the warm, man the cold being!

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