When you hear someone mention mother nature we envision a great powerful source of earth, the element that controls the tides, the winds and the
rains. Mother nature is said to be based on the Goddess Gaea, known as Mother Earth or Mother Nature (the noun for 'land' in Greek is 'ge' or
'ga' Filipino translation "Inang Kalikasan") was an early earth goddess born from Chaos, the great void of emptiness within the universe.
She was worshipped throughout Greece and was the primordial element from which all the gods in Greek Mythology originated from. Her popularity soon
went into decline and was replaced as a figure of worship by other gods of the times. In Roman Mythology they referred to her as Demeter the godess
abducted by Hades, the goddess of harvest, also referred to as ‘earth mother’ or ‘terra’.
Demeter was so distraught that no crops would grow and the "entire human race [would] have perished of cruel, biting hunger if Zeus had not
been concerned" (Larousse 152). Zeus forced Hades to return Persephone to her mother, but while in the underworld, Persephone had eaten pomegranate
seeds, the food of the dead and thus, she must spend part of each year with Hades in the underworld. Demeter's grief for her daughter in the realm of
the dead, is reflected in the barren winter months and her joy when Persephone returns is reflected in the bountiful summer months.
Demeter would take the place of her grandmother, Gaia, and her mother, Rhea, as goddess of the earth in a time when humans and gods thought the
activities of the heavens more sacred than those of earth.
— Leeming, Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia
Mother Earth transpired into Mother Nature during the middle ages throughout Europe and it can be traced as far back as ancient Greece. Pre-Socrates
Greek philosophers had invented nature when they abstracted the entirety of phenomenon of this world into a single name and spoken of as a single
Mother Nature was a very powerful goddess, it was told that she would kill those that destroyed her forests, she controlled all the elements and was
the creator of the seasons, the wildlife and the foliages. All descriptions of her that have been told through the ages says she has very long dark
hair that covers her face. When she moves it appears as if she is floating, her feet never touching the ground, as if she rides on the winds. The
descriptions vary when it comes to describing her face, some say she was an ugly being which is why she had very long hair that covered her face,
others describe her as being beautiful, with skin as white as snow and eyes brown like bark.
Mother Nature or Mother earth as she is also know has been known throughout many civilizations in this world, the incans refered to her as Mama Pacha
or Pachamama which to them is a fertility goddess, she presides over planting and harvesting. Pachamama is usually translated as "Mother Earth" but
a more literal translation it would translate as "Mother Universe" (in Aymara and Quechua mama = mother / pacha = world, space-time or the
universe). Even today each religion and civilizations refers to the goddess in one name or another, even the wiccans worship Mother Nature She can
appear as the Huntress, Triple Goddess, or Mother Nature. This variety is her strength. To the wiccans as many other cultures she is everything, she
is nature itself. is the source of all wisdom and fertility for all living things. Wiccans often see her as having three aspects: the Maiden, the
Mother, and the Crone. Sometimes, she will be personified as four aspects instead, to mirror the four aspects of the God: the Maiden, the Lover, the
Mother, and the Crone.
So as you can see mother nature is a very old being she protects what is hers and gives us the things we need, its just a shame so many people are out
to destroy the gifts she bestows on us, the question is how long will it be before she gets truly annoyed and wipes us out?
Each of us on this earth can be referred to as ‘mother nature’, we give life and we take it away, the responsibility for the safe-keeping of the
planet lies in our hands. We have a tremendous responsibility for the earth. In us, Mother Nature can choose selfishness and pride, and in so doing
cause destructiveness and death. Yet, in us, she can also live in harmony with herself, and with all creatures and the earth.