Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 49. Chapters: Cybele, Castration, Persephone, Proserpina, Isis, Castor and Pollux, Coatlicue, Korybantes, Nut, Agdistis, Inanna, Galli, Ma, Attalus I, Broteas, Queen of heaven, Taurobolium, Attis, Zorya, Dactyl, Heqet, Temples of Cybele in Rome, Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica, Ataegina, Dindymon, Sangarius, Phrygia, Nana, ywie. Excerpt: Ma was a local goddess at Comana (Cappadocia) and a Phrygian alternative name for Cybele. Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Roman Name Kubhlh, Kyb l, Cybele, Cybele OTHER METER CULT PAGES Rhea Cult OTHER METER PAGES Kybele Info & Myths Rhea-Kybele Myths Rhea General Info & Myths KYBELE was the great Phrygian mother of the gods, a goddess of fertility, motherhood and the mountain wilds. Her orgiastic cult dominated the central and north-western districts of Asia Minor, and was introduced into Greece via the island of Samothrake and the Boiotian town of Thebes. Kybele was closely associated with a number of Greek goddesses, firstly Rhea, the Greek mother of the gods (Meter Theon), but sometimes also Demeter (especially in the Samothrakian cult), Aphrodite (on Mt Ida) and Artemis (in Karia). Kybele was portrayed in classical sculpture as a matronly woman with a turret-crown, enthroned and flanked by lions. S16.1 METER THEON S16.2 METER THEON ORGIA OF THE METER THEON The Orgia (Orgiastic festivals) of the Meter Theon were introduced into Greece from Phrygia via the island of Samothrake. They were closely related to those of Dionysos, whose Phrygian form, Sabazios, was named as a son of the goddess. The Phrygian Orgia were overseen by eunuch priests called Gallai, who led devotees in nocturnal mountain rites involving much drinking, and frantic dancing accompanied by the music of rattles, kettledrums, flutes and castanets and the ritual cry 'evoe saboe, ' 'hyes attes, attes hyes'. Young men arme...
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