One of a number of powerful Anatolian deities, whose cult was concentrated on the great temples (cf. Anaitis in Zela, Cybele/Mḗtēr in Pessinus, Men Pharnaku in Cabira). The basic meaning of the word , widespread as a feminine proper name, is ‘mother’.
The original centre of the cult was Comana /Hierapolis in Cappadocian Cataonia. The local temple was already significant at the time of Suppiluliuma I (c. 1355-1320 BC) ( Ḫattusa B. 3). A second ‘te…
Cite this page
Gordon, Richard L. (Ilmmünster),
Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 21 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e715230>