Definition of Agdistis

1. Noun. Asiatic epithet for Rhea or Cybele.

Generic synonyms: Rhea

Definition of Agdistis

1. Noun. (Greek god) A hermaphroditic being, associated with the worship of Cybele or Rhea. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agdistis

Agatha Christie
Agathis alba
Agathis australis
Agathis dammara
Agathis lanceolata
Agathis robusta
Agave americana
Agave atrovirens
Agave cantala
Agave sisalana
Agave tequilana
Agdistis (current term)
Age of Enlightenment
Age of Fishes
Age of Mammals
Age of Man
Age of Reason
Age of Reptiles
Agelaius phoeniceus
Agent Orange

Literary usage of Agdistis

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1. A System of Ancient and Mediaeval Geography for the Use of Schools and Colleges by Charles Anthon (1871)
"The Bellona of Comana was probably no other than the Anaitis of the Persians and Armenians, and perhaps the Agdistis and Cybele of the Phrygians. ..."

2. The Great Mother of the Gods by Grant Showerman (1901)
"Agdistis at Pessinus. SS Another version, differing only in details, is given by Arnobius, a Christian writer of the fourth century, on the authority of a ..."

3. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1880)
"But at the moment when the hymeneal eong had commenced, Agdistis appeared, ... Agdistis now repented her deed, and obtained from Zeus the promise that the ..."

4. History of Art in Phrygia, Lydia, Caria, and Lycia by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez (1892)
"4 It is possible that Agdistis may be a local name, ... In other forms of the myth, Agdistis has ceased to be a male god, and appears with all the ..."

5. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1891)
"Neun- tion agreeing approximately with that of Agdistis, but veins 8 and 9, which run to the costal margin above the apex, are from a common stem ; there ..."

6. Pausanias' Description of Greece by Pausanias (1900)
"And as the Lid's beauty was more than human, Agdistis grew violently in love with him. ... And the wed- • ding song was being sung when Agdistis appeared, ..."

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