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Magna Mater

[mahg-nuh mah-ter] /ˈmɑg nə ˈmɑ tɛr/
noun, Roman Religion
1.
Cybele; Ops; Rhea.
Origin of Magna Mater
< Latin magna māter great mother
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  • Clubs, as you know, were established in my quaestorship on the reception of the Magna Mater from Ida.

    Fifth Avenue Arthur Bartlett Maurice
  • But aside from the rapid growth of the Magna Mater cult itself we have in this second century two instances of this tendency.

    The Religion of Numa Jesse Benedict Carter
Word Origin and History for Magna Mater

magna mater

fertility goddess, 1728, Latin, literally "great mother." See magnate + mother (n.1).

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