Definition of Mater turrita

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

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



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mater Turrita

Masuria
Masurian
Masurians
Mat
Mat.
Mata Hari
Matabele
Matabeleland
Matagalpa
Matakam
Matamoros
Matas
Matas' operation
Matchmara
Matengo
Mater Turrita
Matera
MathML
Mathew
Mathew B. Brady
Mathias
Mathieson
Mathilda
Mathurin
Mathurins
Matilda
Matildas
Matisse
Mato
Mato Grosso

Literary usage of Mater turrita

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Thus she became known as mater turrita and was represented as wearing a crown, turreted like a wall. Rhea's supposed love for the Phrygian shepherd, Attis, ..."

2. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Thus she became known as mater turrita, and was represented as wearing a crown, turreted like a wall. Rhea's supposed love for the Phrygian shepherd, Attis, ..."

3. The Child and Childhood in Folk Thought: (The Child in Primative Culture) by Alexander Francis Chamberlain (1896)
"... a woman advanced in pregnancy or as a woman with many breasts; Rhea, or Cybele, as the hill-enthroned protectress of cities, was styled mater turrita. ..."

4. Manual of Mythology: Greek and Roman, Norse, and Old German, Hindoo and by Alexander Stuart Murray (1875)
"In this latter capacity she wore a mural crown, and was styled mater turrita. But though herself identified with peaceful civilization, her worship was ..."

5. The Winston Simplified Dictionary: Including All the Words in Common Use by William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer (1919)
"... and with the Roman goddess Ops. Also, mater turrita. isi-klo'pez). one-eyed Sicilian 1 shepherd giants, who may also have worked at the forges of ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1904)
"Thus she became known as mater turrita, and was represented as wearing a crown, turreted like a wall. Rhea's supposed love for the Phrygian shepherd, Attis, ..."

7. An Archaic Dictionary: Biographical, Historical, and Mythological : from the by William Ricketts Cooper (1876)
"MATER-TURRITA. " Mother of Towers." An ancient title of the goddess Rhea-Kybele. MATHAN. A king of Tyre; the son and successor of ..."

8. Manual of Mythology: For the Use of Schools, Art Students, and General by Alexander Stuart Murray (1873)
"In this capacity of a founder of cities she obtained the name of mater turrita. She is figured wearing a crown of this sort in Plate IL The records we ..."

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