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Agdistis

Definition of the noun agdistis

What does agdistis mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. Asiatic epithet for Rhea or Cybele
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • instance of: Rhea = fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus

Explanation

Agdistis was a deity of Greek, Roman and Anatolian mythology, possessing both male and female sexual organs, connected with the Phrygian worship of Attis and Cybele. Her androgyny was seen as symbolic of a wild and uncontrollable nature. It was this trait which was threatening to the gods and ultimately led to her destruction.

Phrases with Agdistis

  1. Surendra Agdistis
  2. Species Surendra Agdistis
  3. Surendra Amisena Agdistis

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Google previewBook II of the Faery Queene (1877)

by Edmund Spenser

good Agdistes; — Agdistis is a mythical being, connected with Phrygian rites of worship, and with the symbolical worship of the powers of nature. Hesychius and Strabo make Agdistis the same as Cybele. The ancients did not connect ...

Google previewThe Faery Queene (1910)

by Edmund Spenser

good Agdistes; — Agdistis is a mythical being, connected with Phrygian rites of worship, and with the symbolical worship of the powers of nature. Hesychius and Strabo make Agdistis the same as Cybele. The ancients did not connect ...

Google previewSpenser. Book ii of The faery queene, ed. by G.W. Kitchin (1872)

by Edmund Spenser

good Agdtstes ; — Agdistis is a mythical being, connected with Phrygian rites of worship, and with the symbolical worship of the powers of nature. Hesychius and Strabo make Agdistis the same as Cybele. The ancients did not connect ...

Google previewThe Indian Theogony (1988)

by Sukumari Bhattacharji

Agdistis is a hermaphrodite monster. CHAPTER 9 SlVA'S RISE TO POWER In present-day India Siva 177 THE MOTHER-GODDESS.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Deities (2013)

by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner

Agdistis Agdos (Greek) Also knownas: Cybele. Deified object. In some renditions, Agdo was a natural rock from which the world sprangforth. The ...

Google previewDictionary of Classical Mythology (2014)

by Jennifer R. March

Agdistis. A Phrygian name of CYBELE. Agelaus. The herdsman who savedtheinfant PARIS. Agenor. (1). Son of POSEIDON and LIBYA, and twinbrother of BELUS. WhileBelus stayedin Africa and ruled the Egyptians, Agenor migrated to ...

Google previewThe Celtic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Harry Mountain

NAME SEX CATEGORY TYPE CULTURE COUNTRY TERRITORY AGE DATES REMARKS Agdistis F deity fertility goddess Belgae France / Belgium / Netherlands Gaul / Belgica Iron BC 3rd c Agdistis was venerated as a fertility goddess in ...

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Scrabble value of A1G2D2I1S1T1I1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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