In Phrygia, "Attis" was both a commonplace and priestly name, found alike in casual graffiti, the dedications of personal monuments and several of Cybele's Phrygian shrines and monuments. In Greece, Cybele is associated with mountains, town and city walls, fertile nature, and wild animals, especially lions. New York: Description of Greece trans: They were both dehumanized because of their eunuch status and also close to divine because of their close relationship with the goddess. Nonnus, Dionysiaca 9. I'm not good, I'm not nice, I'm just right.
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By extension, Luther would later use the same comparison in his attack on clerical celibacy. You will also be able to: To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page Transferring credit to the school of your choice Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Goddess Spirituality — 8 Comments.
It is this strength, especially in difficult relationships, that Cybele augments in us as this month draws to a close.