Mother Archetype

The mother archetype is characterized by nurturing, compassionate, creative, and generous qualities. Generally, it is the source and protector of life and is capable of unconditional love and devotion. This archetype (a pattern of behavior) is highly associated with ancient deities, heroines, and other female icons such as Gaia (ancestral mother of life in Greek mythology), Freya (deity of beauty, love, fertility, and war in Norse mythology), Wonder Woman, Mary Poppins, Mother Teresa, and Audrey Hepburn.

For instance, you express your mother archetype when you engage in charitable and creative projects, care and express your unconditional love for someone, or advocate for nature, kindness, and life in general.

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