This article introduces readers to traditions concerning the Virgin Mary in Christianity, Judaism and Islam, and also discusses the basics of Marian worship and devotion, as well as Marian apparitions.

Within the broader Judeo-Christian tradition, there exist forms and archetypes of the Divine Feminine that are honored and revered.  This article provides readers with a basic introduction to the subject of the Divine Feminine in Christianity, and lays out the spiritual principles upon which it is based.