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Mythology & Beliefs: Cybele
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Cybele was the Anatolian nature goddess; adopted by Greeks and identified with Rhea.

Cybele in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology [RHEA.] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Cybele in Wikipedia Cybele (Phrygian: Matar Kubileya/Kubeleya "Kubeleyan Mother", perhaps "Mountain Mother"; Greek: Κυβέλη Kybele, Κυβήβη Kybebe, Κύβελις Kybelis; pronounced /ˈkɪbəliː/), was the Phrygian deification of the Earth Mother. As with Greek Gaia (the "Earth"), or her Minoan equivalent Rhea, Cybele embodies the fertile Earth, a goddess of caverns and mountains, walls and fortresses, nature, wild animals (especially lions and bees). Phrygian Cybele is often identified with the Hittite- Hurrian goddess Hebat, though this latter deity might have been the origin of only Anatolian Kubaba. The Greeks frequently conflated the two names, the Anatolian "Kubaba" and the Phrygian "Kybele", to refer to the Phrygian deity...

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