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O zeiță mamă în Tracia
A Goddess Mother in Thrace

Author(s): Jan Bouzek
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Istros - Muzeul Brailei
Keywords: loom-weights; Thrace; Pistiros; religion; textile; Mother of Gods; Kybele.

Summary/Abstract: Besides Bendis, near to Greek Artemis, Meter Theon or Kybele was also part of Thracian pantheon, as witnessed by the Rogozen treasure, terracotta plaques with Cybele, and by magic loom-weight from Pistiros, which bears on its lateral faces symbols of lighting, of solar standard, stars and female deity with broad skirt; on the bottom anagram thea meter (?).The weight is analysed in the frame of other loom-weight types in Greece and the Balkans, of Thracian religion, of the religious aspects of spinning and weaving, and in relation to “emancipation” of women in Early Hellenistic period.

  • Issue Year: 21/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 235-263
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: English, Romanian