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Cybele

Mythic, worshipped in Phrygia (modern-day Turkey), 1200–690 B.C.E.

Cybele was an earth mother goddess originally worshipped in Phrygia but her cult spread throughout the Roman empire. She was the goddess of fertility, wild animals, and nature, specifically associated with mountains and caverns. Cybele’s consort was Attis, the god of fertility, growth, and vegetation. Together they represented the male and female aspects of nature.

Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). <em>The Dinner Party</em> (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography
Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

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