The Great Goddess has traditionally been associated with Earth itself and is, therefore, altogether accessible to us. If the Supreme Being has been an unknowable reality, Mother Earth speaks to us every day. Whether Devi or Gaia, or the Iroquois woman who falls from the sky, she produces food, takes back our dead, and provides us with a home. She is the mother we take for granted and often betray. The modern Gaia hypothesis speaks scientifically to that betrayal.
A 1738 plate illustration by Jan Wandelaar featuring Mother Earth on her throne. Mother Earth has become a popular incarnation of the Great Goddess to whom more people in the modern world seem to relate.