Tag: Kybele

Selections from “365 Goddess”

March 25 Hilaria (Rome) Cybele Themes: Love; Health; Humor; Victory; Strength; Relationships Symbols: Pine; Meteorite Stone; Key About Cybele: A black stone that personified this Roman earth goddess is credited with a successful battle against Hannibal. It this strength, especially in difficult relationships, that Cybelle augments in us as this month draws to a close.…

God of the Month Club: Kybele

“Together come and follow to the Phrygian home of Cybele, to the Phrygian forests of the goddess, where the clash of cymbals ring, where tambourines resound, where the Phrygian flute-player blows deeply on his curved reed, where ivy-crowned maenads toss their heads wildly.” — Catullus, poem 63 Kybele (pronounced Ku-bel-EE) is a Goddess of the…

GMC poetry: Kybele Acrostic

Knowledge secret and sacred, wild and free Youthful Attis Her dying-and-restructuring lover Boisterous is the sound of the drums, frenzied is the dancing Exuberant are Her worshipers, Her rites filled with sacred ecstasy Lions attend the Mistress of the Wild in Her mountainous home Exotic this foreign Mother of the Gods, Protector of Empires

Song for Kybele

  On this, Kybele‚Äôs holy day Worshipers gather in the dark The drums pound out a deepening sound Firelight flickers, casting an eerie glow The priestess dances Whirling around Feet never touching the ground Her long hair swirls around her face A halo, a crown, a black fog She spins and spins, in her own…