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The Babylonians, in their popular religion, supremely worshipped a Goddess Mother and a Son, who was represented in pictures and in images as an infant or child in his mother s arms
From Babylon,this worship of the Mother and the Child spread to the ends of theearth. In Egypt, the Mother and the Child were worshipped underthe names of Isis and Osiris, f In India, even to this day, as Isi and Iswara ; J in Asia, as Cybele and Deoius ; in Pagan Konie, asFortuna and Jupiter-puer, or Jupiter, the boy ; || in Greece, as Ceres,the Great Mother, with the babe at her breast, 1 !! or as Irene, thegoddess of Peace, with the boy Plutus in her arms ; ** and even inThibet, in China, and Japan, the Jesuit missionaries were astonishedto find the counterpart of Madonna and her child as devoutly worshipped as in Papal Rome itself ; Shing Moo, the Holy Mother in China, being represented with a child in her arms, and a glory around her, exactly as if a Roman Catholic artist had been employed to set her up.