Madre Natura

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Madre Natura

An old and powerful secret society of Italy whose members worshiped and idealized nature. It seems to have been founded by members of the ancient Italian priesthood. It had a tradition that one of the popes became a member of the fraternity, and there appears to be some documentary evidence for this claim. The society accepted the allegorical interpretation that the Neoplatonists placed upon the pagan creeds during the first ages of Christianity.