Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Phrygian man, the consort of Cybele, whom the goddess out of sexual jealousy drove mad, whereupon he castrated himself and died.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek Attis, of Phrygian origin.]

Examples

  • As if that wasn't enough already, some hick agricultural god called Attis blundered his way from Asia Minor into our seasonal holidays.

    Clay Farris Naff: Keep Saturn in Saturnalia!

  • As if that wasn't enough already, some hick agricultural god called Attis blundered his way from Asia Minor into our seasonal holidays.

    Clay Farris Naff: Keep Saturn in Saturnalia!

  • As if that wasn't enough already, some hick agricultural god called Attis blundered his way from Asia Minor into our seasonal holidays.

    Clay Farris Naff: Keep Saturn in Saturnalia!

  • These broken instruments of fertility were afterwards reverently wrapt up and buried in the earth or in subterranean chambers sacred to Cybele, where, like the offering of blood, they may have been deemed instrumental in recalling Attis to life and hastening the general resurrection of nature, which was then bursting into leaf and blossom in the vernal sunshine.

    Chapter 34. The Myth and Ritual of Attis

  • These broken instruments of fertility were afterwards reverently wrapt up and buried in the earth or in subterranean chambers sacred to Cybele, where, like the offering of blood, they may have been deemed instrumental in recalling Attis to life and hastening the general resurrection of nature, which was then bursting into leaf and blossom in the vernal sunshine.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • Cybele, where, like the offering of blood, they may have been deemed instrumental in recalling Attis to life and hastening the general resurrection of nature, which was then bursting into leaf and blossom in the vernal sunshine.

    The Golden Bough

  • These broken instruments of fertility were afterwards reverently wrapt up and buried in the earth or in subterranean chambers sacred to Cybele, where, like the offering of blood, they may have been deemed instrumental in recalling Attis to life and hastening the general resurrection of nature, which was then bursting into leaf and blossom in the vernal sunshine.

    The Golden Bough : a study of magic and religion

  • There was a "god" called Attis who was born on December 25th of a virgin birth, entombed and resurrected!

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • Roman 'Attis' was a son of the virgin Nana, born on Dec 25 and died onMar 25 (Spring Equinox) after being crucified on a tree.

    The Winter Solstice and Christmas

  • 158 (Meineke), Ὠκεανὸς, τῷ πᾶσα περίρρυτος ἐνδέδεται χθών; c. 63, the 'Attis' in Galliambic metre;

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

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