Christ and Cybele

In the ancient pagan world the arrival of Spring was time for ceremonies celebrating rebirth and renewal. Christianity followed this pattern with its Easter festival. Will Roscoe writes in Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same Sex Love (published 2004): In late antiquity, the worship of Cybele and Attis was one of Christianity’s chief sourcesContinue reading “Christ and Cybele”

Cybele, Attis and the Gallae

Magna Mater to the Romans, crazy Goddess to Greeks, beloved Mother Cybele to the common folk, the queers, outcasts and rebels. Worshipped from 600BC in Greece, 200 BC in Rome and then across northern Africa, southern Europe and up as far north as Britain for 700 years, her priest/esses were known as the Gallae… “TheyContinue reading “Cybele, Attis and the Gallae”