Attis, (or Atys)

Attis, (or Atys)

a beautiful Phrygian shepherd and priest of the goddess Cybele. who was deified after his death and worshipped as the sun. Julian calls him the great god Attis, and Lucian mentions a golden statue of Attis placed among those of Bendis, Anubis, and Mithras, who were all adored as the sun. He is, frequently joined with Cybele in ancient monuments, and is sometimes pictured alone, holding a pastoral pipe in his right hand and a crook in his left.

 
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