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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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While it is "too little, too late" for Attis, Catullus seems to fear that Cybele may drive him to similarly irreparable actions and adds a plea in his own voice: "Goddess, great Goddess, Cybebe, Goddess Mistress of Dindymus, / Far from my house be all that frenzy of yours, O Queen.
age caede terga cauda, tua verbera patere, fac cuncta mugienti fremitu loca retonent, rutilam ferox torosa cervice quate iubam.' ait haec minax Cybebe religatque iuga manu.
Ancient Oriental and Greco-Roman deity, known by a variety of local names; the name Cybele or Cybebe predominates in Greek and Roman literature from about the 5th century BC onward.