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  Cybele - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cybele's most ecstatic followers were males who ritually castrated themselves, after which they were given women's clothing and assumed "female" identities, who were referred to by the third century commentator Callimachus in the feminine Gallai, and who other contemporary commentators in ancient Greece and Rome referred to as Gallos or Galli.
Cybele's cult in Greece was closely associated with, and apparently resembled, the cult of Dionysus, whom Cybele is said to have initiated.
In Archaic Phrygian images of Cybele of the sixth century, already betraying the influence of Greek style (Burkert), her typical representation is in the figuration of a building’s façade, standing in the doorway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cybele   (1862 words)

 AllRefer.com - Cybele (Ancient Religion) - Encyclopedia
Cybele was primarily a nature goddess, responsible for maintaining and reproducing the wild things of the earth.
She frequented mountains and woodland areas and was usually represented either riding a chariot drawn by lions or seated on a throne flanked by two lions.
Cybele is frequently identified with various other mother goddesses, notably Agdistis.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/Cybele.html   (253 words)

Cybele was supposed to have been born on Mount Ida in Asia Minor; this is the source of her epithet Idaea.
In the 2nd millennium BC Cybele was known to the Hittites and Hurrians as Kubaba.
In Archaic Phrygian images of Cybele, her typical representation is in the figuration of a building’s façade, standing in the doorway.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Cybele.html   (1268 words)

 The Cult of Cybele
As a deity connected to the concerns of women, as a healer, and as a protector from enemies, Cybele was often associated with Rhea, mother of Zeus and Demeter.
Cybele's religion was a bloody cult that required its priests and priestesses as well as followers to cut themselves during some rituals.
The goddess Cybele is usually depicted in art with a crown and veil.
www.dl.ket.org /latin3/mores/religion/cultcybele.htm   (634 words)

Along with her consort, the vegetation god Attis, Cybele was worshipped in wild, emotional, bloody, orgiastic, cathartic ceremonies.
Because Cybele presided over mountains and fortresses, her crown was in the form of a city wall.
The cult of Cybele was directed by eunuch priests called Corybantes, who led the faithful in orgiastic rites accompanied by wild cries and the frenzied music of flutes, drums, and cymbals.
www.pantheon.org /articles/c/cybele.html   (163 words)

Although Cybele was technically the queen of the Eternals by reason of her marriage to Zuras, she has never truly been interested m governing them, and, after Zuras's recent death, was content to let Thena become the new ruler of Earth's Eternals.
Cybele can project cosmic energy in the form of beams from her eyes or in the form of beams or flashes from her hands.
Cybele is only a second-level adept (with the fifth level being the highest) at this discipline, due to her lack of interest in honing her ability further.
www.marveldirectory.com /individuals/c/cybele.htm   (834 words)

 Mother Goddesses
Cybele was sometimes referred to as Dindymene or Dinymenian Mother because she was born on Mount Dindymus.
According to one legend, Cybele coupled with a mortal king, named Gordius, the Phrygian king of Gordium, and became the mother of Midas, the founder of Ancyra and the famous king with the golden touch.
According to Ovid, it was Cybele transformed the heroine Atalanta and her husband Hippomenes or Melanion into lions, because Aphrodite had caused the newly wedded couple to defile her temple.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/mother.html   (7273 words)

 Mother Goddess Cybele on Roman Coins
This time Cybele is standing, but she is still demonstrating supreme casual confidence by the way she leans on that column and crosses her legs.
Cybele's headgear on this coin and the previous one is not the familiar city wall, but a kalathos, which is a basket with a flared top used as a corn measure.
Cybele is often shown riding a lion like this, and on some versions of this coin, Dea Caelestis carries a drum instead of a thunderbolt.
www.forumancientcoins.com /moonmoth/reverse_cybele.html   (987 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Cybele
In Greek mythology heavily influenced by cultures from the East, Cybele was a goddess pursued by Zeus who raped her after she disguised herself as a rock called Agdistis.
Attis, a life-death-rebirth deity, was both the son and the lover of Cybele, her eunuch attendant and driver of her lion-driven chariot; he was driven mad by her and castrated himself.
Statue of Cybele in a chariot drawn by lions, in the Plaza de Cíbeles, Madrid The Plaza de Cibeles is an attractive square featuring a beautiful sculpture and fountains that have been adopted as a symbol for the city of Madrid, Spain.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cybele   (4938 words)

 Phrygia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The mother goddess as worshiped in Phrygia was Cybele.
The later version of Cybele was established by a pupil of Phidias, the sculptor Agoracritus, and became the image most widely adopted by Cybele's expanding following, both in the Aegean world and at Rome.
It was the 'Great Mother', Cybele, as the Greeks and Romans knew her, who was originally worshiped in the mountains of Phrygia, where she was known as 'Mountain Mother'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Phrygia   (2112 words)

 Roman Goddesses Realm
Cybele was involved with sacred prostitution, sacrifice in the form of castration and fertility rituals focusing on Attis, one of the many vegetation-gods.
At Cybele's annual festival (March 15-27), a pine tree was cut and brought to her shrine, where it was honoured as a god and adorned with violets considered to have sprung from the blood of Attis.
Cybele's ecstatic rites were at home and fully comprehensible in Asia, but they were too frenzied for Europeans farther west.
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 Cybele Hecate plaque
Amazon women worshipped Artemis, Cybele and Hecate as Maiden Mother and Crone, and Thracian Bendis was closely allied to Cybele and Hecate.
Her worship was accompanied by the sound of crashing drums and cymbals, the music of the pipe, and the voices of frenzied votaries.
Cybele and Hecate were leading deities of mystery cults and considered powerful in divination especially for those at a cross roads or starting a journey or giving birth.
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 CATULLUS: The Ancient Rite of CYBELE
The Great Mother Goddess CYBELE whose ancient shrine was at Dindymus in Asia Minor, was served by priests who performed her ritual of self-castration and ritual domination before the mighty Mother Goddess.
The cult of Cybele originated in Phrygia at Mt. Ida (Asia Minor), it spread rapidly into Greece by the 6th c B.C., and in 204 B.C. was introduced to Rome with the importation of a sacred stone which formed the core of a developing cult.
CYBELE on her throne (archaic Greek style block throne), on each side a leashed afghan hound (= lion, use trained dog to avoid stuffed animal).
community.middlebury.edu /~harris/cybele.html   (3942 words)

 attis and cybele
Cybele loved her son intensely but Attis fell in love with a nymph and jealousy overcame the mother.
In Rome the festival of Cybele and Attis was at the vernal equinox in the spring.
The acolytes and initiates proceed to the Temple of Cybele with the sacred pine bearing the effigy of the god in its branches (the god is on the tree).
paganizingfaithofyeshua.netfirms.com /no_4_attis_cybele.htm   (5170 words)

 65 Cybele   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was discovered on March 8 1861 by Ernst Tempel and named after Cybele the earth goddess.
First stellar occultation by Cybele was observed on October 17, 1979 in the Soviet Union.
A diameter of 230 km was derived, closely matching the diameter of 237 km determined by the IRAS satellite.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/6/65/65_cybele.html   (114 words)

 Detail Page
Restrictions were lifted by Claudius, and worship of Cybele and her consort Attis (or Atys) became part of the state religion and an important mystery religion.
Cybele loved Attis, and when he wished to marry, she was jealous and drove him mad, so that he castrated himself and died beneath a pine tree.
As part of the Cybele cult, a festival of mourning was followed by a joyous ceremony (hilaria) to celebrate the rebirth of Attis and the start of the new year.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=HLAR0900   (524 words)

 Cybele - WiccanWeb.ca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Statue of Cybele in a chariot drawn by lions, in the Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid
Originally a Phrygian Goddess, Cybele (Greek Κυβέλη;, sometimes given the etymology "she of the hair" if her name is Greek, not Phrygian, but more widely considered of Luwian origin, from Kubaba; Roman equivalent: Magna Mater or "Great Mother") was a manifestation of the Earth Mother goddess who was worshipped in Anatolia from Neolithic times.
Cybele's most ecstatic followers were males who ritually castrated themselves, after which they were given women's clothing and assumed female identities, who were referred to by contemporary commentator Callimachus in the feminine Gallai, and who other contemporary commetators in ancient Greece and Rome reffered to as Gallos or Galli.
www.wiccanweb.ca /wiki/index.php?title=Cybele&printable=yes   (1333 words)

 Pagan Folklore- Cybele and Attis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His Father and Grandmother, the Goddess Cybele, the Great Mother Goddess, had seen all that had happened and, under her guidance, shepherds soon found the boy and cared for him to adulthood.
One day, Cybele decided it had all gone on long enough, and she would put a stop to it.
Cybele was, of course, heartbroken and overcome with guilt.
www.sacredhearth.com /Library/stories/attis.html   (581 words)

Cybele was the great mother figure of Phyrgia, in Asia Minor.
The two most common features in images of Cybele are the turret-like crown that she wears (in one version of the myth, while chasing Attis in a jealous rage, she lifts up the walls of Pessinus and puts them on her head), and her two lions (sometimes she's pulled in a chariot by two lions).
Because Cybele was the earth itself, there was nowhere that Attis could make love to this other woman without Cybele knowing about it; when he tried, Cybele naturally surprised him, and in punishment, she drove him mad.
www.bcholmes.org /wicca/myths/cybele.html   (758 words)

Cybele rules fertility, forests, mountains, bees, androgeny, fortresses, turrets, bulwarks, city walls, holy madness, religious ecstasy, untamed nature, single motherhood, building with stone, and the reproduction of wild plants and wild animals.
Cybele's titles include Great Mother, Magna Mater (great mother), Cybele Magna Mater, Mother of the Gods, Great Mother of the Gods, Queen Bee, The Lioness, Domina, Mater Turrita, Mountain Mother, and Lady of the World Mountain.
The Megalisia, April 3, is a Phrygian festival of Cybele that was adopted by the Romans.
www.open-sesame.com /Cybele.html   (504 words)

 CybelePro by Intelligent Automation, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An application property file is a file that allows the user to overwrite some of the service parameters of Cybele's different agent services such as thread management, concurrency, timer etc. These userspecified parameters are chosen to tune the service's performance to suit the application performance requirement.
Cybele creates an object of this class and keeps a reference to it internally.
A Cybele callback method of a delegate is a method that is identified in a openChannel, setIntlEventChannel, or setTimer AOPI call of that delegate.
www.cybelepro.com /faqs.shtml   (2769 words)

 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Megalesia, Megalensia Roman festival of the goddess Cybele
Magna Mater (Cybele, ‘the All-Begetting Mother, who beats a drum to mark the rhythm of life’; Great Mother of the Gods), was the great mother and all other Roman goddesses may be seen as aspects of her.
This week-long festival was to celebrate the arrival in Rome of the idol of Cybele in 204 BCE.
Although the crowd thought her mad, the ship came free of the mud, and Claudia and the goddess were brought to Rome in triumph.
www.wilsonsalmanac.com /cybele.html   (750 words)

 EI > Video Risks > Sundays & Cybele (1962)
Both he and Cybele, who is renamed Francoise by the nuns, resolve to pretend they are father and daughter so that the nuns will allow Pierre to take his ‘daughter’ on Sunday outings.
Cybele (who has kept her real name from Pierre, like a closely-guarded secret to be given up only when healing/emotional satisfaction is attained—a sort of innocent metaphor for her virginity) is last seen crying that she is now nameless—ever lost without the one person to truly show her kindness and love.
SUNDAYS & CYBELE is available from various sources, although I obtained mine from the diverse library of Woody Wise.
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 65 Cybele - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
65 Cybele (sib'-a-lee) is one of the largest asteroids in the main belt.
As a C-type asteroid it is dark in color and carbonaceous in composition.
First Cybelian stellar occultation was observed on October 17, 1979 in the Soviet Union.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/65_Cybele   (169 words)

 Brainboost - Cult of Cybele Magna Mater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The cult Cybele, the " Magna Mater, the Mother Goddess of Phrygia, was braought to Rome in 205/ 4 BCE The Goddess was served by self - emasculated priests known as - galli..
The cult of Cybele, the "Magna Mater," the Mother Goddess of Phrygia, was brought to Rome in the third century BC Cybele was primarily seen as a goddess of nature, responsible for the wilderness, but men also trusted her as a guardian of cities and nations.
In the discussion of cult which follows the names Cybele and Attis will be used.
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