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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods : "northwestern Turkey"   (5 records)

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name
"ATTIS"
Phrygia / northwestern Turkey vegetation god. Attis is a “dying and rising” fertility god modeled on the Mesopotamian DUMUZI. He is considered to have originated as a shepherd. In alternative traditions, KYBELE, the “great mother,” is either his mother or purely his consort. Another legend suggests he was conceived immaculately by the demigoddess NANA when she placed a ripe almond in her bosom....
Goddess name
"Adrastea"
Hellenized Phrygian / northwestern Turkey mountain goddess. Probably derived from a local...
God name
"Papas"
Phrygian / northwestern Turkey Local god. According to tradition, he inseminated a rock and so engendered the hermaphrodite being Agdistis. Later became syncretized with ZEUS....
God name
"Sabazios"
Phrygian / northwestern Turkey God. Eventually Hellenized, identified with ZEUS and DIONYSOS and linked with Dionysiac mysteries, appearing in Athens from circa 400 BC. His device is a right hand cast in bronze and decorated with symbols representing his benevolence. His influence extended into Roman culture where he reached a height of popularity circa AD 200. As late as AD 300 there are frescoes of Sabazios in the tomb of Vibia whose husband was a priest of the god's cult....
God name
"Sarigarios"
Phrygian / northwestern Turkey River god. A Hellenized version of an Asiatic god whose daughter, NANA, is, according to some traditions, the mother of the vegetation god ATTIS. She impregnated herself with an almond seed....
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