Happy Mother’s Day

While some believe this is another “created” holiday for more commercialism, the roots of this celebration are much deeper than that.

Spiritual Origin of Mothers Day
Only recently dubbed “Mother’s Day,” the highly traditional practice of honoring of Motherhood is rooted in antiquity, and past rites typically had strong symbolic and spiritual overtones; societies tended to celebrate Goddesses and symbols rather than actual Mothers. The personal, human touch to Mother’s Day is a relatively new phenomenon. The maternal objects of adoration ranged from mythological female deities to the Christian Church itself. Only in the past few centuries did celebrations of Motherhood develop a decidedly human focus.

Goddess Isis – Early Egyptian Roots
One of the earliest historical records of a society celebrating a Mother deity can be found among the ancient Egyptians, who held an annual festival to honor the goddess Isis, who was commonly regarded as the Mother of the pharaohs. Her stern, yet handsome head is typically crowned by a pair of bull horns enclosing a fiery sun orb. She is most often depicted sitting on a throne.

So, for our ultimate Mother – Mother Earth and Gaia, Happy Mother’s Day. And for the female energy, blessings to you and yours.

~ by bigsurkate on May 8, 2011.

6 Responses to “Happy Mother’s Day”

  1. Happy Mother’s Day to you Kate! I hope your day is wonderful.


  2. This must be an especially touching one for you, dear Kate. A day for hearing and sending messages for all the moms. Thanks for the prettiness of your post.


  3. Happy Mothers Day Kate and to all. What a wonderful post.


  4. Happy Mother’s Day Kate! Nice post.


  5. Thinking of you today Kate with the freshness of your mom passing and with having your son closer in to you in Big Sur. Your heart is so loving and felt so far and wide. Happy Mother’s Day.


  6. What a tribute to all Mothers, Kate. Happy Mothers Day.


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