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Agdistis: see AttisAttis
, in Phrygian religion, vegetation god. When Nana ate the fruit of the almond tree, which had been generated by the blood of either Agdistis or of Cybele, she conceived Attis.
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, in ancient Asian religion, the Great Mother Goddess. The chief centers of her early worship were Phrygia and Lydia. In the 5th cent. B.C. her cult was introduced into Greece, where she was associated with Demeter and Rhea.
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Agdistis danutae Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin, 2009
Agdistis danutae: Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin 2009: 41.
New species and records of plume moths of the genus Agdistis Hubner, 1825 (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae, Agdistinae) from southern Africa.
Legends agree in locating the rise of the worship of the Great Mother in the general area of Phrygia in Asia Minor (now in west-central Turkey), and during classical times her cult center was at Pessinus, located on the slopes of Mount Dindymus, or Agdistis
(hence her names Dindymene and Agdistis