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Nana abandoned the baby, who was adopted by his "grandmother" Cybele. The baby, Attis, grew up to become Cybele's servant and lover.

Attis (sometimes written as "Atys"), a life-death-rebirth deity, was the lover of Cybele, her eunuch attendant and driver of her lion-driven chariot; he was driven mad by her and castrated himself. Attis was originally a local semi-deity of Phrygia, associated with the great Phrygian trading city of Pessinos, which lay under the lee of Mount Agdistis. The mountain was personified as a daemon, whom foreigners associated with the Great Mother Cybele.



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