Happy (Great) Mother’s Day!

Tellus Mater, from the Ara Pacis Augustae.

On this Mother’s Day let’s not forget the mother(s) of us all."Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world. Many of these trace back to ancient festivals, like the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration. However, the modern holiday is an Americaninvention and not directly descended from these celebrations. Despite this, in some countries Mother's Day has become synonymous with these older traditions." - Wikipe … [Read more...]


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