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n. Mythology
A goddess of nature and fertility in Asia Minor and later in Greece, whose worship was marked by ecstatic and frenzied states.


(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth the Phrygian goddess of nature, mother of all living things and consort of Attis; identified with the Greek Rhea or Demeter


(ˈsɪb əˌli)

a mother goddess of ancient Anatolia.
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Noun1.Cybele - great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia MinorCybele - great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Roman Ops
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Towards the second evening she reached the irregular chalk table-land or plateau, bosomed with semi-globular tumuli--as if Cybele the Many-breasted were supinely extended there--which stretched between the valley of her birth and the valley of her love.
The handles of the litter were supported by four men, who were from time to time relieved by fresh relays, -- even as the bearers of Mother Cybele used to take turn and turn about at Rome in the ancient days, when she was brought from Etruria to the Eternal City, amid the blare of trumpets and the worship of a whole nation.
Jupiter chose the oak, Venus the myrtle, Apollo the laurel, Cybele the pine, and Hercules the poplar.
The priests of Cybele do not so rattle their sounding brass.
PR Contact: Cybele Diamandopoulos, 512-535-4422, cybele@foliocommunications.
M[ETH]RIBEL VALLEY a six-night with self-catering accommodation at the 3-star Residence Cybele is pounds 279pp from Belfast (was pounds 429) with a January 9 departure.
Cybele Raver, a lead researcher on the study and professor at New York University.
PR Contact: CYBELE DIAMANDOPOULOS, President, cybele@foliocommunications.
Six nights at the three-star Residence Cybele costs from pounds 279pp.
THE Venetia Williams-trained Follow Lammtarra made a successful hurdling debut under Norman Williamson when taking the novice event by five lengths from Cybele Eria.
CONTACT: Cybele Diamandopoulos, +1-512-535-4422, cybele@foliocommunications.
In addition to the award to Chen, other features of the evening include attendance by diplomats and their spouses from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam; business networking; a silent auction of Asian antiques and travel packages; and a colorful parade of fashions by designers Victor Tung (VictorEastWest) and Cybele Chang (Red Gingko).