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
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In news:

Cybele 223 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables 305 774-0050.
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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