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Great Goddess

Study Guide from Ms. Happ's Mythology Course

The Great Goddess is a trinity manifested in what ways? 3 divisions of the year, 3 phases of the moon, 3 sections of the cosmos, 3 stages of life, 3 trimesters of pregnancy
The three forms of the Great Goddess are what? Virgin- white, Mother-red, and Crone-black
What is the Great Mother archetype? Primarily an earth mother, personification of earth itself
What ideas are the Great Mother associated with? Nourishment and creation
The Earth Mother is a source of what? Life
The Great Mother yin is... The prima material, matrix of forms, the mystery of the unconscious world
The Great Mother yang is... Primal energy that impregnates the matrix and allows forms to be realized, representative of consciousness and the ego's role in our psychic lives
What are the patterns in the stories of the Great Goddess? Mourns loss of loved one, goes on a search, in bringing about a form of resurrection establishes new religious practices or mysteries for followers
Who are the Great Goddesses for the Greeks? Demeter and Moirai
Who is the Great Goddess for the Irish? The Morrigan
Who is the Great Goddess for the Buddhists? Quan Yin
Who is the Great Goddess for the Mesopotamians? Innana-Ishtar
Who is the modern Great Goddess? Gaia- earth
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