Image from page 64 of "Greek mythology systematized" (1880)
Title: Greek mythology systematized
Authors: Scull, Sarah Amelia
Publisher: Philadelphia : Porter & Coates
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
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, growing out of the mutual rela-tions of earth-products, agriculture, growth of cities,commerce; in short, the general development of materialwealth. In Phrygia and in other countries the elemental orNature-power idea was made prominent, and it furnisheda foundation for the extreme worship referred to underthe head of Animism. (See Introduction.) Hencethe Phrygian Cybele corresponded to Rhea as earth-goddess—i. e. * Goddess of Fertility. Offices and Archetypes. Nature: i. All-animating mother. Arch., reproduc-tive power of Nature, often reproducingthrough destruction of old forms.2. Ruler of the elements. Arch,, harmonious ele-mental conditions. Human Life: i. Giver of mineral wealth in usefularts. Arch., progress through a bronze andiron age, etc. 2. Goddess of earth as peopled and covered with cities. Arch,, succession that brings progress. 3. Tamer of wild animals. Theog,: Mother of Cronids, who ruled in the seconddynasty. Early Legends. Grecian (see Legends of Cronus and Rhea).
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RHEA. . 63 Assoc. Myths (see Legend of Atys). Emblems. Nature: Sun and moon, as sources of Rheas power.Branches of trees, verdure.Fruits and animals, fertihty. Lions and panthers, Rhea as goddess of uncul-tivated mountains and plains.Rhea in a sitting position or with her foot on a stone, stability.Rhea playing on a tympanon, goddess of the winds.Human Life: A globe, earth as peopled. Crown of oak-leaves, times when men fed on acorns.Spade or pike, or lions with collars, Rhea as causing wild lands to be cultivated.Antique key, goddess of mineral wealth.Crown of portions of city-walls or of towers, Rhea as protectress of cities, or of earth as the nourisher of cities.Serpent, goddess of healing.Theog.: A sacred stone (Bsetylus), the earliest symbol of deity.A veil, divinity.Pine tree (see Atys). Representations. Grecian.— i. A stone (Baetylus), said to have fallenfrom heaven. 2. Standing, wearing a mural crown, right foot on a rock, the other on the prow of a ship. 3. Riding on a lio
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