Amalur (sometimes Ama Lur or Ama Lurra[1]) was the goddess of the earth in the religion of the ancient Basque people.[2] She was the mother of Ekhi, the sun, and Ilazki, the moon. Her name means "mother earth" or "mother land"; the 1968 Basque documentary Ama lur was a celebration of the Basque countryside.[3]



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  2. ^ Ortiz-Osés, Andrés (1985). Antropología simbólica vasca (in Spanish). Anthropos Editorial. ISBN 9788485887842.
  3. ^ Davies, Ann (2012-04-13). Spanish Spaces: Landscape, Space and Place in Contemporary Spanish Culture. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781781387962.