Photo Sunday, Mother’s Day 2021

Joy Dan, my mother, at age 16, I lost her 10 years ago

From a prior post:

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.

7 thoughts on “Photo Sunday, Mother’s Day 2021

  1. She looks strong and lively. Probably entering nurses training after that. I lost my Mom 10 years ago too, seems like missing her more in sweet ways as the years go by. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  2. Happy Mother’s Day! 💐
    Yeah… it’s been almost ten years for me, too! It’s getting a lot easier shifting to happier memories than the last decade dealing with Alzheimer’s.

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