Mother Nature

Mother Nature

About Mother Nature

"Mother Nature (sometimes known as Mother Earth) is a common personification of nature that focuses on the life-giving,nurturing aspects of nature by embodying it in the form of the mother. Images of women representing mother earth, and mother nature, are timeless. In prehistoric times, goddesses were worshipped for their association with fertility, fecundity, and agricultural bounty. Priestesses held dominion over aspects of Incan, Algonquian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Slavonic, Germanic, Roman, Greek, Indian, and Iroquoian religions in the millenniaprior to the inception of patriarchal religions. The word nature comes from the Latin word, natura, meaning birth or character (see nature
(innate)). In English its first recorded use, in the sense of the entirety of the phenomena of the world, was very late in history in 1266; however natura, and the personification of Mother Nature, was widely popular in the Middle Ages and as a concept seated between the properly divine and the human, it can be traced to Ancient Greece, though Earth or Eorthe in the Old English period may have been personified as a goddess and the Norse also had a goddess called Jord Earth.

Contributions by Darwinek, Rtkat3, and Stbalbach."