Mother Archetype In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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Mother Archetype Mothers are seen occasionally as the strangest, craziest, altruistic people that have ever been encountered. However some argue that they are the complete opposite. The basic perception of mothers that they are loving, caring, and very nurturing, and this makes up the mother archetype, not only modern day but records and perceptions that date back to ancient history. Although it has come along way, Mothers play a very important role in modern day theatre, literature, and even stories dating back to the biblical era. In ancient texts, we see this role being played by Thetis, Achilles mother in Greek mythology. Another example being portrayed by Demeter; even when there happens to no hope for her daughter Persephone, she never…show more content…
Dating all the way back to early literature, including The Epic of Gilgamesh. Demeter is an amazing example for the mother archetype because she is one of the best, and also one of the first in literature. Persephone is the beautiful daughter of Demeter and Zeus. Persephone and Demeter are commonly named as the “Holy Twain” and usually are worshipped together. Demeter loses her daughter, Persephone and becomes devastated from the loss of possession of Persephone. Demeter represents this archetype by being over protective of Persephone and keeping care of her, like a mother should. "entire human race [would] have perished of cruel, biting hunger if Zeus had not occurred concerned" (Larousse 152). Zeus eventually forced Hades to once again reunite Persephone to her mother.However during the time she attending the underworld, Persephone had eaten pomegranate seeds, which known as the food of the dead and thus, she is required to spend part of each year with Hades in the underworld. Demeter's grief for her daughter, reflects in the cold, harsh, barren winter months. Demeters joy is reflected when Persephone returned in the bountiful, speindid, sunny, warm, summer months. Persephone became Hades' bride against her will. However she will eventually accept her fate. This provision began to appear after the kidnapping of Persephone and the rage of Demeter, which had brought the world to the brink of…show more content…
Mothers are caring, loving, thoughtful, borchering ,and always protected from malicious people and things. These adjectives describe not only the general mother archetype, but make them significant and important. The mother archetype is one of the most important archetypes. The mother archetype stands for all mothers, and their role in playing their mothering parts. This is not only special to that archetype, but explains why it is one. Mother archetype is shown in movies and literature and all sorts of media, and will continue to be shown in these works because mothers are apart of everyones life. If you are on this earth, no matter what, you do in fact have a mother. Mothers are influential in mindset, actions, and common sense and are apart of any
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