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ˈsɪb əˌlicy·bele

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cybele, Dindymene, Great Mother, Magna Mater, Mater Turritanoun

    great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Roman Ops

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  1. Cybele

    Cybele was an originally Anatolian mother goddess. Little is known of her oldest Anatolian cults, other than her association with mountains, hawks and lions. She may have been Phrygia's state deity; her Phrygian cult was adopted and adapted by Greek colonists of Asia Minor and spread from there to mainland Greece and its more distant western colonies from around the 6th century BCE. In Greece, Cybele met with a mixed reception. She was partially assimilated to aspects of the Earth-goddess Gaia, her Minoan equivalent Rhea, and the Corn-Mother goddess Demeter. Some city-states, notably Athens, evoked her as a protector, but her most celebrated Greek rites and processions show her as an essentially foreign, exotic mystery-goddess who arrives in a lion-drawn chariot to the accompaniment of wild music, wine, and a disorderly, ecstatic following. Uniquely in Greek religion, she had a transgender or eunuch mendicant priesthood. Many of her Greek cults included rites to a divine Phrygian castrate shepherd-consort Attis, who was probably a Greek invention. In Greece, Cybele is associated with mountains, town and city walls, fertile nature, and wild animals, especially lions.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cybele

    a nature-goddess worshipped in Phrygia and W. Asia, whose worship, like that of the nature divinities generally, was accompanied with noisy, more or less licentious, revelry; identified by the Greeks with Rhea (q. v.), their nature-goddess.

Mythology

  1. Cybele

    (Cy′bele). The mother of the gods, and hence called Magna Mater. She was wife of Saturn. She is sometimes referred to under the names of Ceres, Rhea, Ops, and Vesta. She is represented as riding in a chariot drawn by lions. In one hand she holds a scepter, and in the other a key. On her head is a castelated crown, to denote that she was the first to protect castles and walls with towers.

    “Nor Cybele with half so kind an eye Surveyed her sons and daughters of the sky.” (Dryden.)

    “Might she the wise Latona be, Or the towered Cybele, Mother of a hundred gods, Juno dares not give her odds.” (Milton.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cybele in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cybele in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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