Great Mother

Australian - A primaeval goddess of the Aborigines. She repeatedly swallowed and regurgitated young men. Also known as Great Mother, Ama-arhus, Ama-arhus, Amat-Ara-arhus, Arad-Ama-arhus, Mama, Mama, Mami, Anaitis, Anaitis, Anat, Armenian Anahit, Greek Aphrodite, Persian Anahita, Astarte, Astarte, Ashtart, Ashtareth, Ashtaroth, Astarat, Astarot(h), Astoreth, Athirat, Athtar(a)t, Dea Syria, Kades, Kedesh(et), Queen of Heaven, Queen of Love, Syrian Goddess, Babylonian Ishtar, Canaanite Asherah, North African Dido, Tanit(h), Phrygian Cybele, Semitic Ashtoreth, Sumerian Nanna, Ate, Ate, At(h)eh, At(t)a, Baba, Baba, Bau, Ma, Ma-Bellone, sacred birds, Gula, Ma(-Bellone), Nintu, Phoenician Baau, Semitic Ishtar, Cybele, Cybele, Agdistis, Cybebe, Cybelle, Idaea, Kubele, Kybebe, Kybele, Lion-and-bee Goddess, Maia, Meter Dindymene, White Goddess, Gaulish Berecynthia, Greek Demeter, Idaea, Idaean Mother, Rhea, Roman Bona Dea, Ceres, Magna Mater, Maia, Mater Turrita, Ops, Sumerian Inanna, Syrian Kubaba, Hathor, Hathor, Athyr, Het-Hert, Lady of Byblos, Lady of Dendera, Lady of Faience, Lady of the West, Lady of Turquoise, Mut, Sakhmet, Triphis, Anit, Qedeshet Sakhmet, Tafner, Triphis, Canaanite Baalat, Tanit, Mesopotamian Ishtar, Athor, Nekmet- Awai, Tauret, Isis, Isis, Aset, Ast, Aust, Eset, Esu, Lady of the Beginning, Lady of the Emerald, Lady of the Turquoise, Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Unt, Watch Merti, As(e)t, Eenohebis, Hes(a)t, Iahu, Mother of God, Thousand Named, Urethekau, Werethekau, Greek Athena, Demeter, Isia, Io, Stella Maris, Manat, Ziza, Ma, Ma, Roman Bellona, Anaitis, Mami, Mami, Mah, Aruru, Nunusesmea, Mamitu, Mamitu, Mamit, Mamitum, Mammetu, Mammetum, Mammitu, Mammitum, Mamit(um), Mammetu(m), Mammitu(m), Nekhbet, Nekhbet, Nechbet, Nekhebet, Nekhibet or Greek Ilythia.
General - A name used in many cultures for a (mother-) goddess. This name is used for such deities as Ama-arhus, Cybele, Damkina, Hathor, Isis, Magna Mater, Nekhbet, Nina and Tiamat. The Akkadians knew her as Ishtar, the Babylonians as Mylitta, Nina or Tasmetu, the Armenians as Anahit, the Canaanites as Anaitis; to the Cilicians she was Ate or Ateh, to the Greeks, Aphrodite or Ma, to the Phoenicians she was Astarte or Bau, to the Romans she was Venus and to the Sumerians she was Baba, Mai or Mamitu. In Europe, the Great Mother is often in the plural and variously known as Dervonae, Mairae, Matrae, Matronae, Matres, Niskae, Proximae and Quadrivae. The Welsh refer to them as Mamau. Also commonly known as Great Mother, Ama-arhus, Ama-arhus, Amat-Ara-arhus, Arad-Ama-arhus, Mama, Mama, Mami, Anaitis, Anaitis, Anat, Armenian Anahit, Greek Aphrodite, Persian Anahita, Astarte, Astarte, Ashtart, Ashtareth, Ashtaroth, Astarat, Astarot(h), Astoreth, Athirat, Athtar(a)t, Dea Syria, Kades, Kedesh(et), Queen of Heaven, Queen of Love, Syrian Goddess, Babylonian Ishtar, Canaanite Asherah, North African Dido, Tanit(h), Phrygian Cybele, Semitic Ashtoreth, Sumerian Nanna, Ate, Ate, At(h)eh, At(t)a, Baba, Baba, Bau, Ma, Ma-Bellone, sacred birds, Gula, Ma(-Bellone), Nintu, Phoenician Baau, Semitic Ishtar, Cybele, Cybele, Agdistis, Cybebe, Cybelle, Idaea, Kubele, Kybebe, Kybele, Lion-and-bee Goddess, Maia, Meter Dindymene, White Goddess, Gaulish Berecynthia, Greek Demeter, Idaea, Idaean Mother, Rhea, Roman Bona Dea, Ceres, Magna Mater, Maia, Mater Turrita, Ops, Sumerian Inanna, Syrian Kubaba, Hathor, Hathor, Athyr, Het-Hert, Lady of Byblos, Lady of Dendera, Lady of Faience, Lady of the West, Lady of Turquoise, Mut, Sakhmet, Triphis, Anit, Qedeshet Sakhmet, Tafner, Triphis, Canaanite Baalat, Tanit, Mesopotamian Ishtar, Athor, Nekmet- Awai, Tauret, Isis, Isis, Aset, Ast, Aust, Eset, Esu, Lady of the Beginning, Lady of the Emerald, Lady of the Turquoise, Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Unt, Watch Merti, As(e)t, Eenohebis, Hes(a)t, Iahu, Mother of God, Thousand Named, Urethekau, Werethekau, Greek Athena, Demeter, Isia, Io, Stella Maris, Manat, Ziza, Ma, Ma, Roman Bellona, Anaitis, Mami, Mami, Mah, Aruru, Nunusesmea, Mamitu, Mamitu, Mamit, Mamitum, Mammetu, Mammetum, Mammitu, Mammitum, Mamit(um), Mammetu(m), Mammitu(m), Nekhbet, Nekhbet, Nechbet, Nekhebet, Nekhibet or Greek Ilythia.

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