These goddesses were ultimately all absorbed by Ishtar, the Semitic name of the love and mother goddess.
And hard by the raving satyrs went through the sacred rites of the mother Goddess.
The egg was anciently a symbol of the mother goddess and of birth: the sun emerged from the cosmic egg.
Psychological reasons for the persistence in religion of a Mother Goddess.
The earth was represented as a mother goddess, who bore the plants and animals procreated by Shang Ti.
In Babylonia the agricultural myth regarding the Mother goddess and the young god had many variations.
Freyja, the Germanic mother goddess, whose car was drawn by cats, had similarly many lovers.
"Nay, it is the mother goddess Nout brooding upon the world," answered another.
Semiramis played the part of the mother goddess, and the priestly king died a violent death in the character of her divine lover.
The mother goddess, remembered as the fairy queen, 42 is still connected with shells in Hebridean folk-lore.