Paper Information

Journal:   MYTHO-MYSTIC LITERATURE JOURNAL (PERSIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE JOURNAL)   SUMMER 2014 , Volume 10 , Number 35; Page(s) 107 To 136.
 
Paper: 

THE MYTH OF MAIDEN-MOTHER: AN ANALYSIS

 
 
Author(s):  HASANI JALILIAN MOHAMMAD REZA*, HEIDARI ALI, BEIRANVAND BEHJAT
 
* LORESTAN UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

The myth of maiden-mother, as a universal myth, refers to the birth of a hero from a virgin mother. The mother becomes pregnant in an unusual way and with the will of gods. Both the maiden-mother and her son have a direct relationship with nature and its manifestations, namely water, and plants. It seems that this relationship is reminder of the age of matriarchy and belief in genesis of woman-and-land. It is at the same time is a reminder of a correspondence of genesis and fertility. Also, the role of gods in giving birth to hero and death to the mother at the moment of birth refers to the ending of matriarchal system and give rise to feeling of having kinship with gods. The present article, by studying the mythology of nations, tries to show that the myth of maiden-mother is a narrator of passing from matriarchy to patriarchy and orientation to gods.

 
Keyword(s): MYTH, MAIDEN-MOTHER, MATRIARCHY
 
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