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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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Another is a computer engineering minor who is now working to create smartphone applications for choreography even as she performs with Kybele Dance Theater.
I illustrated this difference with examples of Mediterranean Great Mother Goddesses such as Astarte, Inanna, Kybele, Ishtar or tantric couples such as Shiva and Shakti, Isis and Osiris, Pax and Mars or Freyr and Freya (Dietrich, 2012).
Arthemis of Ephesus, Apollon of Didyma, Kybele of Anatolia, Athena of Priene, Apollon of Klaros, Aphrodite of Miletus, Heraion of Samos, Phokaian Athena and Kybele, Athena of Smyrna and many other gods and goddesses of Ionia were the major elements of Paganism in that region.
In addition to the five main cult figures worshiped in the sanctuary (Pan, the nymphs, Zeus Olybrios, Zeus Heliopolitanus, Nemesis, and Augustus with Dea Roma?), and the statues of Hermes (dedicated to Pan) and Asklepios (dedicated to Zeus), Friedland considers the function of a number of "visiting deities" (table 8), of which Artemis, Aphrodite, Dionysos, Eros, and Kybele (cat.
Their visit is part of a project involving Kybele - a non-profit humanitarian organisation dedicated to improving childbirth safety worldwide.
of Asklepios, the arkhigallos (high priest) of Kybele, his mother and
She traces the origins of goddess worship, finding out why our ancestors believed the divine was female, and learning about the deities Kybele and Gaia, who were believed to control life and death.
The heroine was possessed by Kybele, mother of the gods and mistress of nature, whose cult was associated with ecstatic states and dances performed to drums or cymbals.
Grupo de Investigacion Kybele, Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informaticos II, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Avda.
In excavations carried out so far, teams have brought to daylight pieces of graves, reliefs, ceramics, coins, a holy path of the Zoroastrian religion, atriums, water channels, the base of the Temple of Kybele, and religious materials and ceramics from the Phrygian era.