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Great Sphinx The Nile
Leisure Temple
Sarcophagi
The mummy
Book of the Dead
The Gods
Old and New Kingdom
The writing and scribes
Room Campana
Room of Bronzes




 
Cybele Seated on a Throne       CA 1797
 
Sully 1st floor
 
room 36 showcase 18 (5)
 
  
Cybele, the Latin name of a goddess
born in Phrygia, Asia Minor, was known
to the Greeks by the name Rhea.
 
Wife of the titan Cronus, she was honoured
in Rome as the Great Mother of the gods.
 
She is often seated on a throne flanked by lions.
Her cult was led by eunuch priests
called Corybants.
 
A. Hislop traces the origins of the
cult of this mother, who was so generally
worshipped, back to Babylon.  AR20

 
Mother's Day would be  following from
the worship of Cybele
 

Mother’s Day is ‘a festival derived from the custom of mother worship in Ancient Greece. Formal mother worship, with ceremonies to Cybele […] was performed on the Ides of March throughout Asia Minor’.  AR21
 
 
 
 

 





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