• The Gift Your Mothers Really Want, and, A Mother's Lulla-by

    2 monthes ago - By Paintings Day by Day

    A Mother's Lulla-by. an original acrylic painting, on canvas 20 X 24, unframed
    Before the modern, commercialized version of Mother's Day, there were formalized celebrations of the mother figure, which stretch back for thousands of years. One example, from Roman times, was the celebrations of Cybele. The early Christian Church, probably appropriated her and changed her to Mary, as a way to help gain converts, just as they had done, in setting the date of Jesus' birth to coincide with the winter solstice, as a way to help convert people away from their pagan, winter-sun ceremonies. Today's...
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