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-'''Rhea''' ({{pron-en|ˈriː.ə}}; [[Ancient Greek language|ancient Greek]] '''{{Polytonic|Ῥέα}}''') was the [[Titan (mythology)|Titaness]] daughter of [[Uranus (mythology)|Uranus]], the sky, and [[Gaia (mythology)|Gaia]], the earth, in [[Classical Greece|classical Greek]] mythology. She was known as '''"the mother of gods'''." In earlier traditions, she was strongly associated with Gaia and [[Cybele]], the [[Great Goddess]], and later seen by the classical Greeks as the mother of the [[Twelve Olympians|Olympian gods and goddesses]], though never dwelling permanently among them on Mount Olympus. In [[Apollonius of Rhodes]]' ''[[Argonautica]]'', the fusion of Rhea and Phrygian Cybele is complete. +'''Rhea''' was the [[Titan (mythology)|Titaness]] daughter of [[Uranus (mythology)|Uranus]], the sky, and [[Gaia (mythology)|Gaia]], the earth, in [[Classical Greece|classical Greek]] mythology. She was known as '''"the mother of gods'''." In earlier traditions, she was strongly associated with Gaia and [[Cybele]], the [[Great Goddess]], and later seen by the classical Greeks as the mother of the [[Twelve Olympians|Olympian gods and goddesses]], though never dwelling permanently among them on Mount Olympus. In [[Apollonius of Rhodes]]' ''[[Argonautica]]'', the fusion of Rhea and Phrygian Cybele is complete.
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Rhea was the Titaness daughter of Uranus, the sky, and Gaia, the earth, in classical Greek mythology. She was known as "the mother of gods." In earlier traditions, she was strongly associated with Gaia and Cybele, the Great Goddess, and later seen by the classical Greeks as the mother of the Olympian gods and goddesses, though never dwelling permanently among them on Mount Olympus. In Apollonius of Rhodes' Argonautica, the fusion of Rhea and Phrygian Cybele is complete.




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