Chapter on Divine Motherhood in Antiquity: Cybele and Artemisia

From Cybele to Artemisia: Motherhood and Great Mothers of Ancient Anatolia, in Motherhood in the Ancient World. eds. Dana Cooper and Claire Phelan, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

This chapter investigates female deities of Ancient Anatolia, in particular Cybele. While I was completing the research, a miraculous event took place. A 2,100 year-old statue of the Goddess was unearthed on top of a mountain, near the Black Sea, in Northern Turkey! Depicting the Goddess in a seated posture, the statue amazed the archeologists across the world.,100-year-old statue of Cybele the Anatolian mother goddess unearthed in northern Turkey