Definition of Magna Mater

1. Noun. Great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Roman Ops.

Exact synonyms: Cybele, Dindymene, Great Mother, Mater Turrita
Generic synonyms: Phrygian Deity



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magna Mater

Maghrebin
Magi
Magic
Magic Cube
Magic Marker
Magicicada
Magicicada septendecim
Maginot
Maginot Line
Maglemosian
Maglite
Maglites
Magna Carta
Magna Charta
Magna Graecia
Magna Mater (current term)
Magnan
Magnan's sign
Magnan's trombone movement
Magnehelic
Magnehelic gauge
Magnesia
Magnesian
Magnesians
Magnetic North
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnificat
Magnitogorsk
Magnolia
Magnolia State

Literary usage of Magna Mater

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1. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"Magna Mater. — In the midst of the Romans' despair of receiving help against Hannibal from their accepted gods they turned, in obedience to a Sibylline ..."

2. The Cults of Ostia by Lily Ross Taylor (1913)
"It is possible, however, that it was established there as early as the reign of Claudius when Magna Mater seems 1 Showerman, The Great Mother of the Gods, ..."

3. The Early Church Form Ignatius to Augustine by George Hodges (1915)
"From Phrygia came the religion of Cybele, the Magna Mater, the Mother of the Gods. Her Asiatic priests came with her, bringing their strange language and ..."

4. The Early Church Form Ignatius to Augustine by George Hodges (1915)
"From Phrygia came the religion of Cybele, the Magna Mater, the Mother of the Gods. Her Asiatic priests came with her, bringing their strange language and ..."

5. The Mythology of All Races by Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, John Arnott MacCulloch (1916)
"Magna Mater. — In the midst of the Romans' despair of receiving help against Hannibal from their accepted gods they turned, in obedience to a Sibylline ..."

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