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  Magna Mater Project
Theatrical performances honoured the Goddess between April 4 and April 10, and on the birthday of the Temple of the Magna Mater, located on the Palatine Hill, a public sacrifice was offered by a Praetor before the temple [Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquities of Rome, 2.19.4].
"Magna Mater, as we celebrate the Megalesia today and as today it is proper to offer a salad to you, for these reasons and also in order that a better future may fall on me, my house and my family.
"Magna Mater, Mater Deum, uti Ludi Megalesiaci sint aeterni utique populus romanus quirites tuam tarueam tergam aeterne feriant in mysteria tua, te precor oro obsecroque uti semper protegas populo romano quiritibus sicut eis protexisti ab hostibus carthaginis utique semper incolumes serves populum romanum quirites."
www.magnamaterproject.org /en/cult02.htm   (0 words)

 Magna Mater Project
In 204 a delegacy was sent from Rome to the city of Pessinus, in Phrigia, considered the capital of the Magna Mater cult.
The Sanctuary of Goddess Magna Mater on the Palatine Hill in Rome.
It was decided to attribute the actual ruins to the Temple of the Magna Mater mostly thanks to the statue of the Goddess found near the edifice, and now in the close Domus Tiberiana, and to an inscription found on the right side of the façade, that says: M(ater) D(eum) M(agna) I(daea).
www.magnamaterproject.org /en/mm.htm   (0 words)

  Ceres, Goddess of the Plebeians   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The patricians imported the cult of Magna Mater, or Cybele, explicitly so that their social class would have a goddess that served some of the functions that Ceres did for the plebeians.
After the completion of Magna Mater's temple on the Palatine in 191 BCE, games were established in her honor in which patricians received special privileges and patrician families held banquets (92).
Magna Mater's games, the ludi Megalenses, directly preceded the Cerialia and were celebrated by the curule aediles, who were drawn largely from the patrician class.
students.roanoke.edu /groups/relg211/ashby/CeresPlebs.html   (611 words)

 Ludi Megalesiaci
That temple was finally constructed and dedicated to the Magna Mater on April 10, 191 B.C.E. At the Ludi, plays were held in temporary wooden theatres constructed before the Magna Mater's temple.
When the Magna Mater was first introduced to Rome, aristocratic families formed sodalites [clubs] in honor of the Cybele.
Cultic worship of the Magna Mater appears to have promised some sort of immortality to initiants.
www.bates.edu /~mimber/Rciv/Megalesiaci.htm   (0 words)

 The Cult of Magna Mater
The Cult of Magna Mater, the Great Mother, is probably the oldest religion of all.
Many of the ceremonies commemorated the deeds of Magna Mater and her love to Attis, who represented the fertility and plants of the land.
Mountains and caves were sacred to Magna Mater, and her temples were often built near them.
hem.bredband.net /arenamontanus/Mage/magna.html   (0 words)

 Mother Earth in Rome: from Cybele to Juno
Mountains and caves were sacred to Magna Mater, and her temples were often built near them.
During the trials of the Second Punic War, the ancient image of Magna Mater or Cybele was relocated to Rome about 204 B.C. and was carefully moved by the matrons of Rome to the Temple of Victoria on the Palantine Hill until a Metroon was built in 191 B.C. Prophecy:
Magna Mater was really no stranger to Roman religion, as the mate of Saturnus and with Tellus Mater, the traditional Mother Earth.
www.carnaval.com /cybele   (5190 words)

 Marcus IVLius PERVSIANVS - Opera varia
Probably that place was chosen also because of the proximity to the cave of the recovery of the twins, the Lupercale, as mountains and caves were sacred to the Magna Mater, and her temples were often built near them in the tradition.
The priests of Magna Mater used these when they washed her image in the sacred waters of the Almon River during the festivals of the Goddess.
Inscriptions referring to Magna Mater, especially one with a dedication to the M(ater) D(eum) M(agna) I(daea), goddess of Mount Ida, a mount in Phrygia by Pessinunt.
www.geocities.com /m_iulius/cohortis/MagnaMater2_eng.htm   (2950 words)

 Regio IV - Insula I - Tempio della Magna Mater (IV,I,1)
The Temple of the Magna Mater is situated at the west side of the Campus of the Magna Mater.
Several deities are mentioned: Magna Mater, Attis, Virtus, Silvanus, Numen domus Aug., Genius decurionum Ostiensium.
In the western part of the campus several bronze and marble statues and statuettes were found in an unspecified location, of Magna Mater, Minerva, Mars, the Dioscures, Aesculapius, Diana, and also of Emperors.
www.ostia-antica.org /regio4/1/1-1.htm   (0 words)

 BMCR-L: BMCR 2005.05.25, H. Berneder, Magna Mater Kult und Sibyllinen
Therefore, Berneder concludes that the legend of Scipio Nasica and Claudia Quinta as the recipients of the cult of Magna Mater into Rome in BCE 205/204 was a literary fiction of the Gracchan period, as already suggested by Livy, who very much doubts the story.
The cult of the Magna Mater was brought from Pergamon in BCE 205/204.
He explains the different theories concerning the introduction of the cult of Magna Mater in Rome in detail, and his book is a valuable contribution for those who are researching Roman history.
omega.cohums.ohio-state.edu /mailing_lists/BMCR-L/2005/0190.php   (2768 words)

 Magna Mater: Todas las informaciones en Magna Mater de Enciclopedia-Gratuita.com
El culto hacia la Magna Mater llegó a occidente en torno al año 600 a.C. procedente de Asia Menor.
La Magna Mater, la fuente de vida, se enfureció contra su amante Attis (el dios de la vegetación), porque le habia sido infiel.
Presa de un ataque de celos, Magna Mater mató y castró a su amante, enterrándole a continuación bajo un pino.
www.enciclopedia-gratuita.com /m/ma/magna_mater.html   (199 words)

 Magna Mater - NovaRoma
Magna Mater, Cybele, the Great Mother of the Gods, had her main temple in Rome on the Palatine.
The praetor M. Junius Brutus IV, the day of ID APR AVC DLXIII (10 April of 191 bce), dedicated for the first time the Temple of Magna Mater on the Palatine Hill; since that date every year in front of the temple were held the Ludi Megalesia in honour of the goddess.
And since that date the Magna Mater was enthroned as Sacred Protectress of the City.
www.novaroma.org /vici/index.php?title=Magna_Mater&redirect=no   (184 words)

 Cohors Aedilis M. Iulius Perusianus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A certain number of NR citizens were able to visit the proximity of the temple this past April, courtesy of a special pass by the Soprintendenza Archaeologica of Rome (the entire south-west side of the Palatine, the Germalus, has been closed for the past 5-7 years).
MAGNA MATER PROJECT BULLETIN JUNE 2757 A.U.C. Drusilla Iulia Hibernia, Scriba to Curule Aedile Marcus Iulius Perusianus, has been busy researching information on the temples of the Magna Mater, including the temple of the Palatine, upon which our Magna Mater project is based.
This news was already in the last Magna Mater Monthly Bulletin, but it is possible that many did not notice it, among the other information in the issue.
www.insulaumbra.com /aediles/perusianus/magnamater5.html   (8014 words)

 Cybele - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Originally a Phrygian goddess, Cybele (Greek Κυβέλη, sometimes given the etymology "she of the hair" if her name is Greek, not Phrygian) (Roman equivalent: Magna Mater or 'Great Mother') was the Earth Mother goddess who was worshipped in Anatolia from Neolithic times.
For Roman devotes of Cybele Mater Magna who were not prepared to go so far, the testicles of a bull, one of the Great Mother's sacred animals, were an acceptable substitute, as many inscriptions show.
In Rome, when the worship of Cybele, as Magna Mater, was formally initiated in 203 BC, Rome was embroiled in the Second Punic War at the time.
www.egnu.org /thelema/Cybele   (1212 words)

 Magna Mater
Magna Mater is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Magna Mater (Latin) The Great Mother, the mother of the gods, a title given to many Asiatic goddesses at the time when the Romans were in Asia; identified by the Greeks with Rhea, daughter of Ouranos and Gaia, wife of Kronos, and mother of Zeus and other gods.
Idaean Mysteries Mysteries held in connection with the Magna Mater (Great Mother), Roman name for Rhea or Cybele, whose worship prevailed in Crete and Asia Minor, in both of which are places named Ida. The Phrygian worship degenerated in later times into profligate practices.
www.experiencefestival.com /magna_mater   (1251 words)

 Magna Mater :: Notre association
Rejoignez Magna Mater et laissez nous vous redonner le rire qui vous manque!
L’association Magna Mater vise à aider les couples qui rencontrent des problèmes d’infertilité en leurs offrant des renseignements sur la procréation assistée ainsi que du soutien psychologique par des experts – psychologues.
En rejoignant l’Association Magna Mater, on gagne une voix forte pendant nos revendications auprès tous les autorités compétentes.
www.magnamater.gr /show/fr/association.aspx   (0 words)

 Stone Age Building
When we are centered in their essence, they empower us in a deep, quiet, abiding way to be whole human beings, to be fully female, to be in harmony with the cosmos, and quite simply, to be.
The fatness of the Magna Mater clearly indicates she is a fertility goddess, representing the earth in all her being.
She is smaller and less fat then the later productions, one can clearly see an evolution in the form of the Magna Mater statuettes.
www.missgien.net /stone-age/marvels/magnamater.html   (594 words)

 The Eugene O'Neill Review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this first tentative exploration of the Magna Mater myth, O’Neill emphasizes the light-dark dichotomy within her image, not only in the Cybel character, but also by splitting her devotee into two personae.
The dream which his mother’s spirit brought to him from the Magna Mater is both salvific and messianic: “when one man loves her purely and she finds him worthy she will love him and give him the secret of truth and he will become the new savior who will bring happiness and peace to men!
O’Neill’s valiant attempt to rehabilitate the Magna Mater myth fails because he cannot honestly discover in Nature a benevolent alliance of power and love.
www.eoneill.com /library/review/27/27e.htm   (3784 words)

 Magna Mater Project - NovaRoma
Contributions may be made to Magna Mater via the PayPal form.
The project of the Temple of Magna Mater is created under Aedilis Curulis Caeso Fabius Buteo Quintilianus and continued under Aedilis Curulis Franciscus Apulus Caesar.
It is a testament to your dedication to the ongoing development of the Magna Mater Project.
www.novaroma.org /vici/index.php?title=Magna_Mater_Project&printable=yes   (2642 words)

 Pagan Regeneration: Chapter V: The Regenerative Rites of the Great Mother
The Magna Mater of all living creatures was especially the goddess of the wilder aspects of nature.
So the Magna Mater came in triumph to the west in 204 B.C. Although the worship of the Great Mother was officially welcomed to Italy, it seems to have been regarded with suspicion, treated as foreign, and subjected to state regulation during the last two centuries of the Republic.
In the cult of the Mater Deum the communion of eating and drinking, the semblance of mystic marriage, the purification in the bath of blood, and the mortification of the flesh, all functioned as sacraments of spiritual regeneration.
www.sacred-texts.com /cla/pr/pr07.htm   (7425 words)

 Cohors Aedilis M. Iulius Perusianus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The project of the Temple of Magna Mater was born two years ago under the Curule Aedileship of C. Fabius Quintilianus and continued under the Aedileship of F. Apulus Caesar.
Their first goal was to try to restore part of the Temple, but it was soon realized that this kind of action would be very expensive, and absolutely out of our reach with current NR financial means.
As said before, it's quite clear that it is not possible to restore the Temple itself, because its structural platform is nowadays covered by a tree growth known as Little Wood, which is in itself protected as an historical structure, and is also currently conserved for environmental reasons.
www.insulaumbra.com /aediles/perusianus/magnamater2.html   (796 words)

 Magna Mater deum Idea - Schlauweb
Magna Mater deum Idea oder auchMagna Mater (Große Mutter) war eine römische Göttin, welche 204 v.
Der Kult der Magna Mater wurde mit dem der Isis verbunden, wie z.
Tempel der Magna Mater und Isis in Mainzen:Magna Mater deorum Idaea
www.schlauweb.de /Magna_Mater_deum_Idea   (138 words)

The Grand Prix of the Agrofilm festival is the prize of the Slovak Government awarded by the international jury and it is called "Magna mater" (Great mother).
The prize is a copy of an artifact which figures a woman with marked mother shapes.
Where will the twentieth clone of Magna mater travel this year to?
www.agrofilm.sk /2003en/magna_en.htm   (171 words)

 Amazon.ca: mater: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lettre encyclique Redemptoris mater du souverain pontife Jean-Paul II sur la bienheureuse Vierge Marie dans la vie de l'Eglise en marche by Église catholique.
Logico Rondo, SpielbÃŒcher, Mengen und Zahlen by Erich Mater, Doris Fischer, and Marlit.
Mater materia: Hommage à la déesse-mère : le principe féminin, la nature, la matière by Jacques Languirand (Unknown Binding - 1980)
www.amazon.ca /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=mater&tag=54003-20&index=books&pg=6&linkCode=ur2&page=1   (382 words)

 Magna Mater :: Our Association
The Magna Mater association aims to embrace and help couples with fertility problems by offering both information on assisted reproduction and psychological support by special psychologists.
Let us all be given the opportunity to make a family and not leave children to be the prerogative of only rich people.
Assisted reproduction techniques have a success rate that ranges from 25 to 30% per therapy cycle, which is comparable to the success rate for fertile couples.
www.magnamater.gr /show/en/about.aspx   (0 words)

 Magna Mater by Janet McKenzie
Magna Mater (Great Mother) pays homage to the life-giving aspect of women, affirming the ongoing nature of life.
It is the journey of Motherhood and the path of two traveling as one.
Magna Mater also acknowledges the fundamental experience of human nurturing, inclusive of men – reflecting all relationships built on the gift of love.
www.bridgebuilding.com /narr/jmmam.html   (196 words)

 Cybele in Rome
When Magna Mater came to Rome She was welcomed and viewed as having saved Rome.
Consider that in 204 BCE the Cybelines essentially had a blank check as far as Rome was concerned, after all, mere months after Magna Mater arrived in Rome, the very roman given the task of Her welcome went to Africa and defeated Hannibal, the greatest threat to Rome ever up to that time!
By the end of the fourth century and beginning of the fifth there was a wholesale attempt to totally erase all statues, writings, temples and memory of Cybele, Magna Mater from the face of the earth.
www.gallae.com /cathy/His4.html   (1475 words)

 Pegan Days
Today is the first festival day of Magna Mater, or Cybele, the great mother, founder of cities and guardian of civilization.
The Roman festival of Tellus Mater, the mother of earth, is devoted to prayer for the continued health of the earth.
Today is the fourth day of the Roman festival of Ceres, the goddess of grain, growing plants and the love of a mother for her child.
www.ffni.com /~doc/pagandays/aprilsmall.html   (554 words)

The promotion of the Magna Mater Project and official website it was for me the next logically step after the website it was presented on line.
Fundraising Assistant of the Magna Mater Collegium :
to 'valorize' the sancturary, its historical and archaeological aspects, the significance of the cult of the Magna Mater.
www.crystalwebvision.com /aedil/april10.htm   (3671 words)

 MetaHistory - Metahistory: Lexicon
It is known on the testimony of Hippolytus, who wrote against Paganism, that all Mystery cults, despite their rich diversity, were universally dedicated to the worship of the Magna Mater, the Great Mother (W. King, Gnostics and Their Remains, p.
Magna Mater was the generic name for the planet we inhabit, considered by ancient peoples of Europa to be a "mother goddess." In Gnostic cosmology, the Aeon Sophia, a divinity from the Pleroma, becomes embodied in the planet Earth.
In many places around the world, especially in third- and fourth-world cultures, the Earth Goddess is still revered by native peoples whose lives depend on a close bond with the environment.
www.metahistory.org /lexicon_E.php   (2728 words)

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