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n. Greek Mythology
A Phrygian man, the consort of Cybele, whom the goddess out of sexual jealousy drove mad, whereupon he castrated himself and died.

[Greek Attis, of Phrygian origin.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth a youth of Phrygia, loved by the goddess Cybele. In a jealous passion she caused him to go mad, whereupon he castrated himself and died
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