Well, if I understand correctly, the sound or the word ma voiced by a baby wanting milk from a mother is the ultimate root origin of the word mamma and is very universal. The word mother seems to have been initially recorded in Latin as mater. Examples of other words derived from the idea and/or instincts of motherhood and associated with motherhood include maternal, matron, matrimony, mammalia, nurse, matriculate, matrix, matter, metropolis, ripe, mature, matinee, dawn, morning, damp, marsh, flow, emanate, and good.
The celebration of motherhood across the World is historical and universal and like motherhood, it’s celebration commemorates the diversity of motherhood. Motherhood giving life, and advising and guiding thereof to humanity. It’s natural existence gives want and need to the minds of women and men for many humanitarian things that cross the spectrum of Life. We should bring forth more of this gift to our World and implement it into our societies.
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of a Mexican military victory over a second French military invasion caused by nonpayment of debt to foreign countries by the Mexican President Benito Juarez, a Liberal. The indebtedness being caused by a Mexican Civil War, the Reform War, from 1858-1861 over religion and divided among political party lines (government), liberal and conservative. Much Liberal Reform was accomplished during this period.
The want of democratic representation and natural freedoms and the knowledge of the European Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries seems to have initiated a great deal of civil unrest in Mexico. The opposition to government administered religion, Catholicism, supported by military and primarily directed by a Conservative leader, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna led to many battles for many things.
In my opinion, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s want of supremacy supported by church, military, and foreign interests led to the loss of Mexican land and majority support both nationally and internationally. Guerilla warfare also emerged and acts of terror continue to this day in Mexico, Central America, and parts of South America.
The French’s Second intervention in Mexico, the invasion of 1861, for nonpayment of indebtedness and potential trade controls of Mexican resources ended in 1867 being influenced by both a threat of the French homeland by Prussia conflict and potential conflict with the United States of America for the rights of Mexicans beginning around 1865-1866.
The Liberal Reforms largely survived the wars.
Note: This short article about Cinco de Mayo expresses a cause of celebration of a victory for freedom in Mexico but barely depicts the efforts and struggles of Mexican people for sovereignty.
Well, May is the month of our years that celebrates both beginnings and endings of much Life, plants and animals, or Circles and Cycles of Life, on Earth; and the month itself begins with the rains, water, of April.
We begin to celebrate Love and Death and renewal of Life. In particular, we celebrate women as the spring(s) or givers and/or bearers of Life and the children of Love. And Men are pall bearers and usher in new Life for women and children.
The Emancipation of Communion : The Liberation of Unity March 15, 2021
The fall of the Roman Empire around 400 AD allowed the patron saint Saint Patrick to become known as the founder of Christianity in Ireland and he used a shamrock for the illustration of the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity generally means, in my opinion, that there is one God, that he can work through a human (such as Jesus), and that God is the Holy Spirit. This to me essentially means that a human, a person, can be used by God to perform things of holiness through our own existing natural spirit.
Ireland was, in my opinion, the last European society where the leadership of Elders and Spiritual ‘Shamans’, Druids, held authority over medicine, lore, laws and politics. They were the last European society where Elders and Doctors maintained leadership over the society and in this society, especially, Druids were both Elders and Doctors. Druids, in my opinion, served as a bridge and final transition to Christianity in Europe. They had no written theology; all was taught orally.
As I have written, Elders and Doctors (Shamans), formed and led our societies for a very long period of time. I believe it is the heart of our existence or survival, the leadership of elderly and knowledge of the Holy Spirit and healing. But as time continued differences of explaining God and His Ways for rationalization and the rights of man occurred (and does occur) among and within societies and there was and is conflict. While I believe the Druid led society of Ireland was successful they eventually accepted the beliefs of Christianity and were wise to join the rest of Europe and Christianity. The World’s governments have gone from religion to freedom of religion and greater acceptance, a good thing.
The year 400 AD also marks the beginning of the Medieval Period (400-1400 AD) of Europe. A renaissance and age of discovery took place and many linguistic translations of the Bible occurred and there was a cultural or societal merging of arts throughout this period.
I still believe there are many truths and treasures of God and Humanity told and held in our World’s folklore, myths (mythology), fairytales, religions, and art(s). In Ireland, the Leprechaun manifested as one of mischief and gifts. Some refer to him as a fairy. Never the less, I particularly appreciate the stories of the Leprechaun’s pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and the way(s) in which he gets there. Over the World, the rainbow has risen as a symbol of togetherness. I believe that as we, the World, continue to come together and evolve through tribulations and ‘mischief’, there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Much like it occurred in Ireland and Europe. So cheers to Life and our journey to Heaven on Earth.
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