Cybele

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cybele great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Roman Ops
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Cybele In classical mythology, an earth-goddess, of Phrygian and Cretan origin, but identified by the Greeks with Rhea, daughter of Uranus and Ge, or Heaven and Earth, wife of Cronus or Saturn, and mother of Zeus or Jupiter—hence called the Mother of the Gods, or the Great Mother. In art, Cybele usually wears the mural crown and a veil, and is seated on a throne with her sacred lions at her feet.
    • n Cybele In zoology, a genus of trilobites.
    • n Cybele A genus of dicotyledonous plants of the family Proteaccæ. See Stenocarpus.
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Usage

In literature:

Cybele (sib'-i-le), 18, 128.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Who of those inspired by Cybele are made beside themselves to this extent by the flute and the kettledrum?
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
Cybele stands as a middle term half-way between these dark forms and the Greek or Roman.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
Forth from a rugged arch, in the dusk below, 640 Came mother Cybele!
"Endymion" by John Keats
Harrow took her seat, and Cybele dropped gaily into Harrow's vacant place.
"Iole" by Robert W. Chambers
Her head, turreted like that of Cybele, rises almost beyond the reach of sight.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
I have bathed Cybele in the waves of the Campanian Gulf; and I have passed three moons in the caverns of Samothrace!
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
Her head, turreted like that of Cybele, rises almost beyond the reach of sight.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
The Oak pleased Jupiter, the Myrtle Venus, the Laurel Phoebus, the Pine Cybele, the lofty Poplar Hercules.
"The Fables of Phædrus" by Phaedrus
Arnobius, says that Attis was a shepherd, with whom Cybele fell in love in her old age.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
None but a eunuch could become high priest of Cybele.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
It was the worship of Cybele and Attis.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
Cybele passed on her lion-drawn chariot.
"Life of John Keats" by William Michael Rossetti
It is a strange story this of Atalanta and her lover, turned into lions by Cybele.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
Glyceria fled that same night to the temple of Cybele.
"A Christian But a Roman" by Mór Jókai
Like another Cybele, with her turreted diadem, and gods for her children, in her arms and in her lap.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 354, April 1845" by Various
Quite distinct was the Idaean Hercules, a Cretan Dactyl connected with the cult of Rhea or Cybele.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
Cybele, the mother of the gods, wears a crown of poppies.
"A Garden with House Attached" by Sarah Warner Brooks
Now there was a certain Chloreus, priest of Cybele, who rode through the battle, very splendid to behold.
"Stories from Virgil" by Alfred J. Church
It has also been called the Temple of the Sibyl or the Temple of Cybele without better reason.
"Old Rome" by Robert Burn
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In news:

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Miracle Mile-based boutique Cybele , that's who.
The women of Postmortem (from left): Emily Parsons, Rachelle Clark, Cybele Foraker, and Gitte.
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