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or earth god·dess

  1. a goddess of fertility and vegetation.
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Origin of earth-goddess

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples

  • The earth-goddess is not banished, but remains as consort of the male divinity.

    The New Stone Age in Northern Europe

    John M. Tyler

  • Her historical connection with the great Asian earth-goddess, the Mother-Goddess, is uncertain.

  • The earth-goddess Toci or Teteoinnan was regarded as the progenitrix or mother of the gods.

  • She may thus represent the old Earth-goddess, whose place the native Dispater gradually usurped.

  • Both μέλαινα and ἐρινύς, according to Farnell, are epithets of Demeter as an earth-goddess of the under-world.