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C. historian:“The new Cypriots post the women just before marriage to the seashore to locate money by prostitution

S.M. Baugh: “…there’s no sacred prostitution about Greco-Roman globe” (Ladies in this new Church, step three rd release, p. 46).

D. historian:“Now the brand new sacred rites of your own Persians, one and all, take place inside honour because of the both the Medes as well as the Armenians; however, those of Anaitis are held from inside the outstanding honor from the Armenians, who’ve mainly based temples inside her honor in almost any locations, and especially inside the Acilisene

Pompeius Trogus, step one st century B.” This is a mention of prostitution for the sanctuary from Aphrodite at the Paleopaphos. (since cited from inside the Justin, Epitome of the past 18.5)

Strabo, 1 st millennium An effective. Right here it spend on the woman services male and female submissives. Which, actually, isn’t an extraordinary thing; nevertheless the most illustrious boys of one’s group indeed consecrate so you’re able to their its daughters when you find yourself maidens; and is the new personalized for these earliest to-be prostituted regarding temple of your own deity for a long time and next to get considering in-marriage; and no one disdains to reside in wedlock with for example an excellent girl. Anything of this type try informed along with from the Herodotus inside the membership of your own Lydian females, just who, one and all, he states, prostitute themselves.” ()

In the Phrygia, where Rhea turned understood having Cybele, she is believed to have filtered Dionysus, and also to have educated your the secrets (Apollod. iii. 5. § 1), which means good Dionysiac function turned into amalgamated on the worship out-of Rhea. Demeter, more over, the fresh daughter out of Rhea, might be stated because of the characteristics belonging to Rhea. (Eurip. Helen. 1304.) The misunderstandings then became so good your praise of the Cretan Rhea is actually confounded thereupon of the Phrygian mom away from the newest gods, and this the latest orgies out of Dionysus turned interwoven which have that from Cybele.” (Athen. xii. p. 553 ; Demosth. de- Coron. p. 313)

“And you can again, ‘happy he just who, blest man, started on esoteric rites, was pure in the life, ((lacuna)) just who, sustaining the latest righteous Orgia (Orgies) of higher mother Kybele (Cybele), and you can brandishing brand new thyrsos towards highest, and wreathed with ivy, doth praise Dionysose, ye Bakkhai, been, whatsyourprice eÅŸleÅŸme ye Bakkhai, lessening Bromios, goodness the little one out of god, outside of the Phrygian hills into wide freeways out-of Greece.’ And you may once more . . . ‘the new multiple-crested Korybantes in their caverns developed this hide-longer circlet [the newest tambourine], and you can blent its Bacchic revelry towards the large-pitched, sweet-sounding breath off Phrygian flutes, along with Rhea’s hand set the resounding appears, so you’re able to compliment the newest shouts of Bakkhai, and you may regarding Meter (Mother) Rhea stressful Satyroi (Satyrs) gotten it and registered they towards the choral dances of your Trieterides, inside the whom Dionysos takes contentment.’” (Topography ten. step three. 13)

“Nevertheless the Berecyntes, a group from Phrygians, the fresh Phrygians in general, and also the Spyware, who happen to live on the Attach Ida, on their own together with worship Rhe, and would orgies within her honour; it name this lady mommy regarding gods, Agdistis, and you will Phrygia, the good Deity; throughout the cities in addition to where this woman is worshipped, Idaea, and you may Dindymene, sipylene, Pessinuntis, and you will Cybele. .. These types of same ministers are also entitled from the them Corybantes.” (B. X. C. III. S 12.)

This new Greeks telephone call this lady ministers by the same name

Pausanias, dos nd 100 years An excellent.D. Historian: “The folks away from Dyme provides a forehead out-of Athena with an enthusiastic extremely ancient picture; he’s got also a sanctuary designed for the newest Dindymenian mother and Attis. Concerning Attis, I could learn no secret regarding the him, but Hermesianax, the elegiac poet, claims from inside the a great poem which he was the new kid out of Galaus this new Phrygian, and that he had been good eunuch from beginning. The brand new account regarding Hermesianax goes on to state that, on the expanding upwards, Attis migrated to help you Lydia and recognized towards Lydians the latest orgies of Mom.” (eight.17.9-12)