Saturday, September 4, 2010

Kybele (Magna Mater, connected with Rhea)

Well, I'm back from a very successful archaeological expedition in southern Italy and ready to start posting again.

Cybele is a terribly difficult goddess to work with, she is strongly associated with Rhea and worshipped under a large number of names. Statues of her are however, fortunately, both numerous and easily recognizable. You'll normally find the goddess seated, wearing the very typical cylindrical hat, commonly in the shape of a city wall, and with a feline next to her.

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