Attis



noun
(classical myth) a youth of Phrygia, loved by the goddess Cybele. In a jealous passion she caused him to go mad, whereupon he castrated himself and died
Historical Examples

How vivid is the picture of the rising sun and of early morning in the attis, 39-41.
Ephemera Critica John Churton Collins

They were very similar to those of attis, with whom he was frequently confounded.
The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism Franz Cumont

My translation of the attis will best show my own feeling in the matter.
The Poems and Fragments of Catullus Catullus

The violet sprang from the blood of attis when Cybele changed him into a pine-tree.
The Sacred Tree J. H. Philpot

Of attis we have only late accounts, and do not know his early history.
Introduction to the History of Religions Crawford Howell Toy

As the author of the attis Catullus stands alone among poets.
Ephemera Critica John Churton Collins

Akin to Adonis is the god attis, who likewise, according to one version of his myth, is slain by a boar.
Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria Lewis Spence

Catullus has written a celebrated poem (Carmen 63) on the subject of attis.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

It describes the madness of the youth attis, who mutilates himself and gives himself up to the service of the goddess Cybele.
A History of Roman Literature Harold North Fowler

Adonis was killed by the boar, the sacred animal of Aphrodite; attis, the lover of Kybele, died of castration.
Totem and Taboo Sigmund Freud

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