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Mother Goose

In literature, Mother Goose (French: Ma Mère l'Oye) is a legendary author of nursery rhymes. No human writer has ever been identified with the name, the first known mention of which appears to originate from a French work, Loret's La Muse Historique (1650).

The name is now used as a generic title for collections of nursery rhymes.

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