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2nd Jan '17 6:55:28 PM LlamaRamaDingDong
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* Comedienne Dawn French, especially in her nurturing ''[[TheVicarOfDibley Vicar of Dibley]]'' aspect.

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* Comedienne Dawn French, especially in her nurturing ''[[TheVicarOfDibley Vicar of Dibley]]'' aspect.French.
2nd Jan '17 6:53:28 PM LlamaRamaDingDong
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Like the Empress in the [[TarotMotifs Tarot]] pack, a big hearty smiling lady who is invariably portrayed as heavily pregnant and holding a brimming cornucopia, or nursing a baby, while children play at her feet. We are talking here about big homely gals who have a lot of love to give, who are generous, who are bountiful, [[GreenThumb who can make green things grow and flourish]], and who want to share that love and bounty in one way or another -- [[ThroughHisStomach food being a particularly popular one]]. They want to love and support and nurture others and generally be mother. She is fertile and fecund - her sexuality can scream BigBeautifulWoman and the downside is that she can get a little cranky if she is not appreciated the way she wants to be. Scorned, she can be lethal -- and god help you if you get between her and [[MamaBear one of her babies.]]

A [[MotherNature goddess of the earth/nature/fertility/motherhood]] is more often than not an example of this trope. If an Earth Mother is afflicted or badly aspected, she can shade into the JewishMother or the MyBelovedSmother. And bear in mind the flipside of BrawnHilda is a vengeful Valkyrie with a very big spear. Compare and contrast ApronMatron.

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Like the Empress in the [[TarotMotifs Tarot]] pack, a big hearty smiling lady who is invariably portrayed as heavily pregnant and holding a brimming cornucopia, or nursing a baby, while children play at her feet. We are talking here about big homely gals who have a lot of love to give, who are generous, who are bountiful, [[GreenThumb who can make green things grow and flourish]], and who want to share that love and bounty in one way or another -- [[ThroughHisStomach food being a particularly popular one]]. They want to love and support and nurture others and generally be mother. She is fertile and fecund - her sexuality can scream BigBeautifulWoman and the downside is that BigBeautifulWoman- but she can get a little cranky if she is not appreciated the way she wants to be. Scorned, she can be lethal -- and god God help you if you get between her and [[MamaBear one of her babies.]]

A [[MotherNature goddess of the earth/nature/fertility/motherhood]] is more often than not an example of this trope. If an Earth Mother is afflicted or badly aspected, afflicted, she can shade into the JewishMother or the MyBelovedSmother. And bear in mind the flipside of BrawnHilda is a vengeful Valkyrie with a very big spear. Compare and contrast ApronMatron.
15th Oct '16 10:34:03 AM Gramma
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8th Jul '16 11:29:06 AM Chabal2
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** Greece: Hera, Demeter, also to some extent Rheia (mother of Hera and Demeter, and also of Hestia, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus) and ''her'' mother Gaia (pretty much everybody is ultimately descended from her).

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** Greece: Hera, Demeter, also to some extent Rheia (mother of Hera and Demeter, and also of Hestia, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus) and ''her'' mother Gaia [[AnthropomorphicPersonification the Earth]] (pretty much everybody is ultimately descended from her).


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* For the most part, averted in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'', as the earth element is associated with the planet Venus, and use a LoveGoddess vibe instead: The statues in the Venus lighthouse are gracefully built rather than heavy, while the Dark Dawn shows that Cybele is a similarly beautiful woman (who attacks by throwing a weird froglike plant creature).
* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'': The [[ALoadOfBull Tauren]] sometimes refer to an Earth Mother (and the Tauren Chieftain's Reincarnation ability is said to come from a strong connection with her).
20th Jun '16 8:32:46 PM PaulA
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* In the crypt of the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_to_the_Battle_of_the_Nations Völkerschlachtsdenkmal]]'' in Leipzig, which was completed in 1913 for the hundredth anniversary of the [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars Battle of Nations]], there are four giant statues allegorizing patriotic virtues. One of them, ''Volkskraft'' ("strength of the people", which apparently means fertility) is a mother suckling two children.

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* In the crypt of the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_to_the_Battle_of_the_Nations Völkerschlachtsdenkmal]]'' in Leipzig, which was completed in 1913 for the hundredth anniversary of the [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars Battle of Nations]], there are four giant statues allegorizing patriotic virtues. One of them, ''Volkskraft'' ("strength of the people", which apparently means fertility) is a mother suckling two children.
11th Jun '16 10:38:44 PM PaulA
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* Long-running sitcom TheGoodLife revolved around a suburban couple who give up the rat race to become completely self-sufficient. Barbara Good (Felicity Kendal) is a woman who typifies the other sort of Earth Mother - the green-fingered garden goddess who makes things grow and flourish. She nurtures her animals with love and acts as caring mother to husband Tom, an overgrown adolescent who hasn't quite made it to mature adulthood yet.

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* Long-running sitcom TheGoodLife ''Series/TheGoodLife'' revolved around a suburban couple who give up the rat race to become completely self-sufficient. Barbara Good (Felicity Kendal) is a woman who typifies the other sort of Earth Mother - the Mother--the green-fingered garden goddess who makes things grow and flourish. She nurtures her animals with love and acts as caring mother to husband Tom, an overgrown adolescent who hasn't quite made it to mature adulthood yet.
26th Feb '16 8:08:39 AM Menshevik
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* Marvel Comics has the Earth-goddess called Mother Earth (alternatively: Mother Nature), who under various names is member of every single Pantheon. Among others she is Gaia (Hercules' great-grandmother) in the Greek pantheon and Jord (Thor's mother) in the Norse one.
26th Feb '16 8:00:58 AM Menshevik
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* During the UsefulNote/FrenchRevolution, before the iconography of ''Marianne'' properly evolved, the French Republic was often [[AnthropomorphicPersonification personified]] as a mother, which provided a useful excuse to show her with one or both breasts bared.
* In the crypt of the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_to_the_Battle_of_the_Nations Völkerschlachtsdenkmal]]'' in Leipzig, which was completed in 1913 for the hundredth anniversary of the [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars Battle of Nations]], there are four giant statues allegorizing patriotic virtues. One of them, ''Volkskraft'' ("strength of the people", which apparently means fertility) is a mother suckling two children.
26th Feb '16 7:44:42 AM Menshevik
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** Babylonia; Ishtar/Astarte

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** Babylonia; Babylonia: Ishtar/Astarte



** Greece: Hera, Ceres.
** Scandinavia: Freya (Frigg)
** Rome: Juno, Demeter

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** Greece: Hera, Ceres.
Demeter, also to some extent Rheia (mother of Hera and Demeter, and also of Hestia, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus) and ''her'' mother Gaia (pretty much everybody is ultimately descended from her).
** Scandinavia: Scandinavian and Germanic mythology: Freya (Frigg)
(Frigg) and Jord (Hjördis)
** Rome: Juno, Demeter
Ceres, and Oriental imports Cybele and Isis
29th Jan '16 10:50:30 AM Kitchen90
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* The role of large lady Hattie Jacques on ''HancocksHalfHour'' was, as often as not, to be motherly and comforting to TonyHancock and the boys, usually after some far-fetched get-rich-quick scheme had failed. She often tries to do this through food, even though she was not the world's best cook.

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* The role of large lady Hattie Jacques Creator/HattieJacques on ''HancocksHalfHour'' ''Radio/HancocksHalfHour'' was, as often as not, to be motherly and comforting to TonyHancock and the boys, usually after some far-fetched get-rich-quick scheme had failed. She often tries to do this through food, even though she was not the world's best cook.



* The goddess Cybele in {{Webcomic/Tales Of The Galli}} appears in dreams and visions to Katia and Daphne, who she saves in the Colosseum. She is known as The Great Mother and has her her own cult and followed by the Galli.

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* The goddess Cybele in {{Webcomic/Tales Of The Galli}} ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheGalli'' appears in dreams and visions to Katia and Daphne, who she saves in the Colosseum. She is known as The Great Mother and has her her own cult and followed by the Galli.
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