Sabazius, a deity worshipped by the ancient Phrygians, alleged to have sprung from Rhea or Cybele. In later times he was identified both with Dionysus and Zeus. The worship of Sabazius was introduced into Greece, and his festivals, called Sabazia, were mingled with impurities. — Gardner, Faiths of the World, s.v. See also Vollmer, Worterbuch der Mythol. s.v.