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Agdistis \Agdistis\ n. 1. Asiatic epithet for Rhea or Cybele.


n. (context Greek god English) A hermaphroditic being, associated with the worship of Cybele or Rhea


Agdistis was a deity of Greek, Roman and Anatolian mythology, possessing both male and female sexual organs, connected with the Phrygian worship of Attis and Cybele. Her androgyny was seen as symbolic of a wild and uncontrollable nature. It was this trait which was threatening to the gods and ultimately led to her destruction.

Agdistis (moth)

Agdistis is a genus of moth in the Pterophoridae family and only genus in the Agdistinae subfamily.

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Her lover, Agdistis, was immortalized through her generous and perpetual powers of lovelove that was celebrated by the Phrygian and later Lydian cultures, and then throughout the Mediterranean.