Mahatma

 


Mahatma is a Hindu sage. The term literally means “Great Mother” since it has been masculinized similarly as the Semitic word ima “mother,” which became iman, a male sage. The original mahatmas were the Primal Matriarchs, or matrikadevisA.G.H.


Source:

Walker, Barbara G. The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets. New York, HarperCollins, 1983. p. 571