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  1. a mother goddess of Phrygia and Asia Minor, identified by the Greeks with Rhea and by the Romans with Ops.
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Also Cy·be·be [sahy-bee-bee] /saɪˈbi bi/.
Also called Berecyntia, Dindymene.
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Examples from the Web for cybele

Historical Examples

  • It did not seem to Cybele that she could leave the aunt there.

    The Angel Children

    Charlotte M. Higgins

  • Forth from a rugged arch, in the dusk below,640 Came mother Cybele!


    John Keats

  • That is the temple of the goddess of Sardis, Cybele or Ma, as they call her.

  • A name of Cybele, wife of Saturn, and the Roman deity of mother-earth.

  • The violet sprang from the blood of Attis when Cybele changed him into a pine-tree.

    The Sacred Tree

    J. H. Philpot

British Dictionary definitions for cybele


  1. 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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