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For a while now I've been wanting to make some simple, easy-to-proliferate images of the Matres or Matrones, a matrix of Germano-Celtic goddesses whose votive images are found in Germania, Gaul and Northern Italy. Some Norse pagans identify the Matres with the ancestral disir honored on Mothers' Night. Their cult was pretty inclusive (one pillar explicitly includes the mothers of Africa along with Italy and Gaul), and some of the inscriptions are pretty wild; the Warlike Mothers, the Mothers of the Ancestral Homelands, the Sagely Mothers, the Fatherly Mothers, etc. Eventually I'd like to do a bunch of variations based on these different ideas. Meanwhile, feel free to use the above image in any way you wish.