Mother Nature (sometimes known as Mother Earth) is a common personification of nature that focuses on the life-giving and 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 millennia prior to the inception of patriarchal religions.
In Greek mythology, Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, goddess of the harvest, was abducted by Hades, god of the dead, and taken to the underworld as his queen. Demeter was so distraught that no crops would grow and the “entire human race [would] have perished of cruel, biting hunger if Zeus had not been concerned” (Larousse 152). Zeus forced Hades to return Persephone to her mother, but while in the underworld, Persephone had eatenpomegranate seeds, the food of the dead and thus, she must spend part of each year with Hades in the underworld. Demeter’s grief for her daughter in the realm of the dead, is reflected in the barren winter months and her joy when Persephone returns is reflected in the bountiful summer months.
~Dress: ***TWA***Mother Nature Dress Set
~Hair: =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Vanessa” Blacks and White
~Necklace: [F]oil – Somewhere Over The RainBow (GOl Event)
~Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – Earrings – Shell – Teardrop – Sea Green
~Bracelet: FINESMITH – Folium colorset
~Wings: Fancy Fairy – Dark Peacock Flexi Wings
~Shoes: N-core ZEN “Teal”
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