Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

ATTIS

Greek Tree God

Picture of the Greek Tree God Attis from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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.

Look, this Godchecking isn’t easy, you know. It isn’t like checking things out at the superstore.

Attis Facts and Figures

Name: Attis
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Phrygia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Trees
Area of expertise: Trees

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 211

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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