Fb2 In Search of God the Mother: The Cult of Anatolian Cybele ePub
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Roller has produced a textured and nuanced genealogy of ancient Cybele that should be essential reading for anyone interested in the intricate 'biography' of this deity.
Roller has produced a textured and nuanced genealogy of ancient Cybele that should be essential reading for anyone interested in the intricate 'biography' of this deity. -Lauren E. Talalay, American Journal of Archaeology.
Her cult was particularly prominent in central Anatolia (modern Turkey), and spread from there through the Greek and Roman world. She was an enormously popular figure, attracting devotion from common people and potentates alike.
Cybele is an Anatolian mother goddess; she may have a possible forerunner in the earliest neolithic at Çatalhöyük, where statues of plump women, sometimes sitting, have been found in excavations. She is Phrygia's only known goddess, and was probably its national deity. Her Phrygian cult was adopted and adapted by Greek colonists of Asia Minor and spread to mainland Greece and its more distant western colonies around the 6th century BC.
July 31, 2014 History. the cult of Anatolian Cybele. You'll be next in line.
Description of Greece (Book 1, Ch. 31, sect.