Mother’s Day is relatively new celebration. It was created from the celebration of goddesses. There are many famous goddesses that represent the mother figure. Native Americans celebrate Mother Earth.
The Egyptian goddess ISIS. She symbolizes the feminine power of a queen and mother. is wearing a hieroglyphic throne symbol on her head. Her arm bears a bracelet with an ankh which represents eternal life. Her sacred color is blue. She is the epitome of devotion. She is the mother of Horus, god of the skies.
Kwan Yin is the most beloved of all Eastern Goddesses. Kwan-Yin gives freely her unending sympathy and love. Also seen as the Mother of Buddha, Kwan Yin is called the Lady Who Brings Children. She is said to have given birth to all of humanity and as mother to all, she considers it her sacred duty to relieve all suffering and bring spiritual enlightenment. Her sacred symbols are Lotus, dragon and Vase. Her sacred color is bright blue.
In North America, the first Mother’s day was celebrated by Julia Ward Howe in 1870.
Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise all women who have hearts,
Whether your baptism be that of water or of tears……..
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality
May be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient
And at the earliest period consistent with its objects
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions.
The great and general interests of peace.
A more modern day poem to a Mom.
No matter the miles between you, mom is still there.
You were my fairy tale princess,
So much larger than life.
You were my angel and my witness
Through all my pain and strife.
At times you made me angry,
Great words I would proclaim
How someday you’d be sorry.
You were the one to blame.
But when I needed comforting
You always found the time.
Your words were more soothing
Than days of childhood sublime.
Now the distance holds us apart,
The boundaries have no end.
I’ll hold the memories in my heart.
You’re my mother, my best friend.
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