Cybele . . . Rhea
and Mother Earth.
From Pre-classic Greece to early Christian times she
represented Gaia, Rhea, and "Mother Earth". Additionally, she inherited many
of the attributes of the ancient Sumerian goddess Inanna . In this depiction Cybele's
role is as "Magna Mater", The Great Mother of Rome, which is symbolized by
her throne and the lions.
Note: Most pagan,
pre-christian pagan, and liberal women's movement religions believe(d) that it is
the woman who is the supreme life giver. I suggest to you that our Eternal Creator
anticipated this and therefore created man first.