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Mothers, Madness and Music: A Study of the Parallels of Cybele and Dionysus

Saturday, February 25, 2017 18:49
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1st century BC marble statue of Cybele from Formia, Lazio

Though she was one of the most renowned goddesses in her day, the motherly, wise Cybele has long been over-shadowed in the mythology of ancient Greece by the later pre-Olympian goddesses, Rhea, Gaia, and even Hecate. In contrast, the mad, flamboyant Dionysus has been mistaken as a young Greek god for equally as long. The archaeological and literary evidence suggests that these two gods played much more significant roles in various cultures, both before the ancient Greek gods came to the forefront of Mediterranean religion and after their Roman counterparts faded into Christianity. It is not unlikely that this is why Cybele and Dionysus share so many characteristics in their worship and legends.

Cybele

The goddess Cybele is most commonly associated with the natural world, specifically exemplified in mountains, fertile wildlife, and wild animals. Further, she is often depicted as the Great Mother—creator or life-giver of all things—or as the three aspects of the Divine Feminine: Mother, Maiden, and Crone. As the Divine Feminine, Cybele represents the various aspects of female power, most specifically that of nurture, fertility, and wisdom. (A similar trinity is seen in many other religions, such as the Triple Goddess in the religions of the Celts and Britons.)

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  • Martus

    All these so called god’s and goddesses of myth are nothing but the fallen angels, these fallen angel’s children live on in the form of demons after they lost their mortal bodies in the flood will to pollute anyone that lets them into their bodies.

    The head of these fallen angels is Lucifer (head of the male fallen angels) and Satan (head of the female fallen angels). They may be called by other names such as Zeus and Hecate, Samuel and Lilith, etc.

    Lucifer and the other fallen angels who were creating these angel/women children were locked up in Hell for doing this. The fallen female angels play a more dominate roll with those in the dark arts and male members often become confused with their sexuality and become like women. Some Catholic are duped by the so called Mary visions which is nothing more then a female fallen angel pretending to be Mary. This female fallen angel asked that the believers pray to her and that she will pass it onto her son when Jesus himself stated clearly that pray to the Father in His name only!

    Too many in the Catholic church have adopted the pagan ways of worship i.e. pray to this saint for healing or that saint for that exactly like the people that came into their church did with other gods and goddesses. Again if you are praying for anything you part to the Father in Jesus name only!!!!!!!!!!!

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