Dindymene


Dindymene


Dindymene, in ancient Phrygian mythology, is one of the names of Cybele, mother of the gods. Temples to Dindymene were built in parts of ancient Ionia, such as Magnesia on the Maeander.

The name may have been derived from Mount Dindymus in Phrygia, on whose slopes at Pessinus a temple to Cybele Dindymene was built. Legend held that temple was built by the Argonauts.[1][2][3][4] It may also have derived from Dindyme, a name of the wife of Maeon and mother of Cybele. [5]

Trivia

In 1847, a trilobite genus was named after her.[6]

References

Footnotes
  1. ^ Myth Index: Dindymene
  2. ^ Apollon. Rhod. i. 985, with the Schol.
  3. ^ Strab. xii. p. 575
  4. ^ Catull. 63, 91
  5. ^ Diod. iii. 58.
  6. ^ http://paleodb.org/cgi-bin/bridge.pl?action=checkTaxonInfo&taxon_no=21543&is_real_user=1

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  • Dindymene — noun great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Roman Ops • Syn: ↑Cybele, ↑Great Mother, ↑Magna Mater, ↑Mater Turrita • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Phrygian deity …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Didyma — Didyma(Δίδυμα) (Didim) Enriched mouldings from the third century rebuilding …   Wikipedia

  • CYBELE — Caeli ac Terrae filia, Saturni uxor, aliis nominibus Obs, Rhea, Vesta, Magna mater, Dindymene, et Berecynthia appellata. Cybele atem dicta putatur a Cybelo Phrygiae monte, ubi eius sacra, quae Tertullianus, Apolog. ridet, primo creduntur… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • DINDYME — montes Troadis. Steph. Thessaliae item, et Phrygiae magnae; Ferr. Unde Dindymene Cybele dicitur. Emendandus Hesych. Δινδύμην, μήτηρ θεῶν ἀπὸ Δινδύμων ὀρῶν τῆς Φρυγίας. Rescribe Δινδύμη, vel Δινδυμίην, μητέρα, etc. Horat. Carm. l. 1. Od. 16. v. 5 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Magna Mater — prop. n. A great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; the counterpart of the Greek {Rhea} and the Roman {Ops}. Syn: Cybele, Dindymene, Great Mother, Mater Turrita. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ops — Magna Mater Magna Mater prop. n. A great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; the counterpart of the Greek {Rhea} and the Roman {Ops}. Syn: Cybele, Dindymene, Great Mother, Mater Turrita. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhea — Magna Mater Magna Mater prop. n. A great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; the counterpart of the Greek {Rhea} and the Roman {Ops}. Syn: Cybele, Dindymene, Great Mother, Mater Turrita. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cybele — This article is about the Anatolian Earth Goddess. For other uses of Magna Mater, see Magna Mater (disambiguation). For other uses of Cybele, see Cybele (disambiguation). Full faced Luvian rock carving of the Phrygian Cybele in Mount Sipylus… …   Wikipedia


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