/ (ˈætɪs) /
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classical myth a youth of Phrygia, loved by the goddess Cybele. In a jealous passion she caused him to go mad, whereupon he castrated himself and died
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Attila the Hun, at times, attingent, attire, attirement, Attis, attitude, attitudinal, attitudinarian, attitudinize, Attius
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The Phrygian Attis met his death, according to one legend, by self-mutilation under a sacred tree.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
By the side of the supreme god Medeus stood the sun-god Attis, as in Phrygia the chief object of the popular cult.
The Attis of Catullus gives a vivid picture of the frenzy which this worship could excite.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover
The violet sprang from the blood of Attis when Cybele changed him into a pine-tree.The Sacred Tree|J. H. Philpot
Finally, the resurrection or epiphany of the god Attis was celebrated.The Origin of Paul's Religion|J. Gresham Machen