"You shall have no other gods before me. You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth, you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, YHWH your Elohim am a jealous El, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
The 'Mother of God' myth
The Virgin Mary . . . is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God and of the redeemer.
In the Catholic Church, veneration of Mary, mother of Jesus, includes prayer, pious acts, visual arts, poetry, and music devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Virgin Mary has been honored and venerated as Mother of God since the first centuries of Christianity.
Isis in papyrus swamp suckling Horus
Isis is a goddess from the polytheistic pantheon of Egypt. ... Isis was worshipped as the ideal mother... Isis is often depicted as the mother of Horus, the falcon-headed deity associated with king and kingship. ... The first secure references to Isis date back to the 5th dynasty, when her name appears in the sun temple of king Niuserre...
Hindu Yashoda with Krishna
Yashoda is the foster-mother to the god Krishna and a wife of Nanda in the Puranic texts of Hinduism. ... This reference to light is reminiscent of the Vedic hymn "To an Unknown Divine," which refers to a Golden Child. According to F. M. Müller, this term means "the golden gem of child" and is an attempt at naming the sun. According to the Vishnu Purana, Krishna is the total incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It clearly describes in the Vishnu Purana that Krishna was born on earth to destroy sin.
Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar