A Vegetation God from Phrygia (modern day Turkey).He was much fancied by CYBELE but there seemed to be a bit of spurning and he was turned into a pine tree and violets.
There also seems to be a death-rebirth thing going on with added castration, which may or may not explain his continuing popularity in Greece and also among the Romans.
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Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Area or people : Phrygia
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 1175
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