Kybele Speaks

Marble statues of the goddesses Hekate (left) and Kybele enthroned (right), Roman Empire, 2nd Century C.E. Photo I took in New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marble statues of the goddesses Hekate (left) and Kybele enthroned (right), Roman Empire, 2nd Century C.E. Photo I took in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

(thumps drum)

By Wand and Cup, Pentacle and Sword,

O women, hearken unto my word!

You are My tribe of women, are you not?

Are you my Partheniae? Women who belong to themselves?

I thought so.

O My daughters—yes, I am your

I am the black stone that tumbled from the heavens—Kubaba—and fell near the sacred mountaintop

In Anatolia—the land of the Mothers

My deeds were sung by my priestesses—queens and warriors

Solid as the rock that forms my throne

Immovable as the mountain itself Continue reading