Cybele, The Mother Goddess

  Getty Villa [CC BY-SA 2.0 ( This Roman statue is a beautiful example of the surviving representations of Cybele. Her crown is shaped after the walls of Rome, the city she came to be known as protector of. At her feet stands a lion, dwarfed in relation to her – perhaps this was meant … More Cybele, The Mother Goddess

The Cult of Artemis at Brauron

Who, What, Where, When, Why? The remaining evidence for the existence of ancient Greek cults is often ambiguous. There are very few known details of what actually took place during religious ceremonies, rites, and festivals in classical Greece—as many religious practices were intentionally kept mysterious. The excavations of the site of Brauron in Attica however, have … More The Cult of Artemis at Brauron