Mother Symbol Meanings
Let’s face it – we’ve all got a mother, so it makes sense that there are tons of mother symbols around the world in in every culture.
Although there is no single universal symbol for mother, the meaning of mother as absolutely universal.
From the Madonna to Doves, and from the Lioness to Gardens, the symbol for mother is only limited by the perceiver’s perspective.
I’ve said it time and again, and still maintain that symbols are unique and personal to each of us. What one might deem as the ultimate mother symbol, another will scoff at its implication.
That said, below are a few common cultural symbols for mother. However, bear in mind if a platypus conjures a powerful mother vibration within you – then a platypus is your symbol for mother. It is our own personal experience and preference that is the final judgment of a true symbol. And don’t miss my page on mother bird symbolism here.
“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.”~Harriet Beecher Stowe
Common Mother Symbols and Their Meaning
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