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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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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.
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.
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.
Mona's newly formed friendships with the melancholic bird, Cybele, and the proud squirrel, Tilly, have continued to flourish, and she feels more a part of the Heartwood family every day.
I think people are trying to bring much more to the plate with pasta than they used to," says Cybele Pascal, founder and CEO of Cybele's Free to Eat, which offers superfood veggie pastas that are free from the top eight allergens.
Another keynote address appreciated by delegates was from Victoria University history lecturer Cybele Locke, who shared her knowledge of the history of the Service Workers' Union, the predecessor of E tu.
It was named after the goddess of fertility Cybele which is why many people like visiting it to see how it looks like.
There are also two dogs who are stealing hearts every time they appear, however, patiently listening to Annie belt out 'Tomorrow': a Golden Retriever named Tony Dinozzo, owned by Cybele Javier-Manlapaz, and-drum roll, please-an 'asPin' (that's asong Pinoy, Filipino native dog), Alab, owned by professional dog trainer Brad Feliciano.
The celebrations finally reached the square, where goal scorer Sergio Ramos stood behind the Cybele fountain with the Champions League trophy in his hands.
The events related to mothers and motherhood can be traced back to ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honour of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the modern precedent for Mother's Day is the early Christian festival known as "Mothering Sunday" .
The earliest celebration of Mothers Day dates back to the annual spring festival that the Greeks dedicated to Rhea, the mother of many deities, and to the offerings that ancient Romans made to Cybele, their Great Mother of Gods.