Friday, February 4, 2011
Mother and child, an archetypal image. So many mother/child figures in myth, folk and fairy tale. Creation stories, tales of heroes and heroines. Persephone and Demeter, Mary and Jesus, Isis and Horus. Even tales of mothers caring for their children after they are dead and buried, as in Cinderella who's mother speaks to her through a tree, or Snow White who is protected by the handkerchief containing three drops of her mothers blood.