Hesiod–A Cosmic Mother

Dr. Kathryn Rombs // Metaphysics of Motherhood


December 22  

“First the Void came into being, next broad-bosomed Earth, the solid and eternal home of all.”  –Hesiod

This cosmic source, Gaia or Mother Earth, gave birth to Sky (Uranus) and from their union came the sea, the land, and the first gods and goddesses.  Many scholars attribute to Hesiod, a Greek poet who believed his inspiration came directly from a muse, a daughter of Zeus, the belief that the primary cosmic generator was female.  The world was born of a mother.

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