Mother

A mother (or mum/mom) is a woman who has raised a child, given birth to a child, and/or supplied the ovum that united with a sperm which grew into a child. Because of the complexity and differences of a mother's social, cultural, and religious definitions and roles, it is challenging to specify a universally acceptable definition for the term. The male equivalent is a father.

Read more about MotherEtymology, Biological Mother, Non-biological Mother, Motherhood in Same-sex Relationships, Social Role, Heath and Safety Issues, Religious, Mother-offspring Conflict, Mothers in Art, Synonyms and Translations, Famous Motherhood Figures

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Erulus
... At birth, he was given three souls (animae) by his mother, the goddess Feronia, who also tripled his ability to defend himself by giving him three sets of arms ... right hand King Erulus, to whom Feronia, His mother, gave three lives at birth—a thing To chill the blood—three sets of arms to fight with, So that he had to be brought down three times ... Vergil's pure invention, based on the mythological figure Geryon, or given that his mother's cult is represented only sparsely in literary sources, he may belong to an archaic ...
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Mother's Day - International History and Tradition - Countries - Philippines
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Famous quotes containing the word mother:

    You already know I desire that neither Father or Mother shall be in want of any comfort either in health or sickness while they live.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    My mother learned that she was carrying me at about the same time the Second World War was declared; with the family talent for magic realism, she once told me she had been to the doctor’s on the very day.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    It was palpable, all that wanting: Mother wanting something more, Dad wanting something more, everyone wanting something more. This wasn’t going to do for us fifties girls; we were going to have to change the equation even if it meant . . . abstaining from motherhood, because clearly that was where Mother got caught.
    Anne Taylor Fleming (20th century)