Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today it's Mother's Day and therefore our prompt for today is Mother's Day, but what is Mother's Day? Is it just a celebration day for Mother's? I have sought the Internet for some information about this holiday and I ran into the following.
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March or May. It complements Father's Day, a similar celebration honoring fathers.
As you have read above in ancient Greece there was a Mother's Day for Cybele, but who was she? Or what kind of cult was it?
In ancient Greece Cybele was called 'Meter Theon', and there were great festivals to celebrate her. These were called: The Orgia (Orgiastic festivals) of the Meter Theon.
These festivals were introduced into Greece from Phrygia via the island of Samothrake. They were closely related to those of Dionysos, whose Phrygian form, Sabazios, was named as a son of the goddess.
|Source: Young Greek man performing the Korybantic Dance|
mother takes care of me
she always sang her lullaby
to scare bad dreams