a mother goddess of Phrygia and Asia Minor, identified by the Greeks with Rhea and by the Romans with Ops.
- Also called Berecyntia, Dindymene.
- Also Cy·be·be [sahy-bee-bee]. /saɪˈbi bi/.
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How to use Cybele in a sentence
She was born male but took on a female role as a priestess to the goddess Cybele.
He chose his sister Rhea (Cybele) for his wife, and gave his brothers and sisters different parts of the universe to govern.Stories of Old Greece and Rome | Emilie Kip Baker
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) | Thomas De Quincey
Like another Cybele, with her turreted diadem, and gods for her children, in her arms and in her lap.
I am glad I shall just have time to make sure of the satrap's little daughter, and to visit the grove of Cybele at last.An Egyptian Princess, Complete | Georg Ebers
Rhea or Cybele, sprung from the Earth, was "mother of all the gods."Pagan & Christian Creeds | Edward Carpenter
British Dictionary definitions for Cybele
classical myth the Phrygian goddess of nature, mother of all living things and consort of Attis; identified with the Greek Rhea or Demeter
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