The Roman Goddess Cybele – the Great Mother Goddess
Be inspired by the great God mother Cybele: these statuette replica of the city goddess Cybele is a patinated ceramic cast. The original dates from the 2nd century AD.
Cybele is originally from Phrygia (Anatolia) and was regarded as a goddess of cities, nature and fertility.
In Rome, she was worshipped as the great mother of the gods.
Her character as the city goddess can be seen from the stylized mural crown that she is wearing.
She was also worshipped by the Romans as 'Mater Turrita' (great mother). The cult of Cybele was exercised by priests (eunuchs). They introduced the cult followers in orgiastic rituals that were accompanied with loud shouting and music of drums, flutes and cymbals.
- Location of the original find: A temple in the district of Bernkastel-Wittlich
- The original is kept in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Trier, Germany
- Height approx. 17 cm of Cybele
- Real Alabaster plaster patinated
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