Mother's Day is a holiday honoring mothers, celebrated on various days in many places around the world. Mothers often receive gifts on this day.
HISTORY Different countries celebrate Mother's Day on various days of the year. The day has a number of different origins. Some people claim this day emerged from a custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship was kept as a festival to Cybele, a great mother of Greek gods, the wife of Cronus. It was held around the Vernal Equinox around Asia Minor and eventually in Rome in March. The ancient Romans also had another holiday, Matronalia, that was dedicated to Juno, though mothers were usually given gifts on this day.
THEOTOKOS Theotokos - is a title of Mary, the mother of Jesus. This term is used especially in the Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern traditions within the Catholic Church. Its literal English translations include "God-bearer" and "the one who gives birth to God"; less literal translations include "Mother of God Incarnate” and "Mother of God".
Hurrian Mother Goddess Hannahannah. Hannahannah may have been related to or influenced by the pre-Sumerian Goddess Inanna, although the similarity in name to the Biblical Hannah, mother of Samuel (according to 1 Kings); Hannahannah was also identified with the Hurrian Goddess Hebat. HANNAHANNAH
In classical Greek mythology Rhea was the Titaness daughter of Uranus, the sky, and Gaia, the earth,. In earlier traditions, she was strongly associated with Gaia and Cybele, the Great Goddess and later seen by the classical Greeks as the mother of the major gods and goddesses. She became sister to Cronus and mother to Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus. In Roman mythology, she was Magna Mater deorum Idaea and identified with Opis or, Ops. In art, Rhea is usually pictured on a chariot drawn by two lions, and is not always distinguishable from Cybele. RHEA (MYTHOLOGY) RHEA
In Babylonian and Sumerian mythology, Tiamat is the sea, personified as a goddess, who gives birth to the first generation of gods. In the Enûma Elish , the Babylonian epic of creation, she is an embodiment of primordial chaos who makes war upon the ruling gods; she is split in two by the storm-god Marduk and her body is used to form the heavens and the earth. She was known as Thalattē in the Hellenistic Babylonian Berossus' first volume of history. TIAMAT
Toci is a deity figuring prominently in the religion and mythology of the pre-Columbian Aztec civilization of Mesoamerica. In Aztec mythology she is attributed as the "Mother of the Gods" , and associated as a goddess of the Earth. TOCI
POEM "M" is for the million things she gave me, "O" means only that she's growing old, "T" is for the tears she shed to save me, "H" is for her heart of purest ; "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining, "R" means right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER," A word that means the world to me. MOTHER
Thank you Mum <ul><li>Dziękuję Ci Mamo za twój trud, </li></ul><ul><li>Codzienne starania i miłość. </li></ul><ul><li>Dziękuję Ci Mamo, za to, że jesteś. </li></ul><ul><li>Thak you mum for your bother, </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday care and love, </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you mum, for this, that you are. </li></ul><ul><li>Tralslated by Partycja Wołyniak </li></ul>
MOTHER in pictures by pupils from Primary School No. 5
<ul><li>Everyone loves his or her mother and is very grateful to her for her love and care. </li></ul><ul><li>On 26th May we say our mother „I love you” and give her the most beautiful flowers. </li></ul>
Produced by pupils from class 6a, Primary School No 5, Bielsk Podlaski, Poland under the supervision of Beata Lenartowicz