Shrine of Attis

The shrine of Attis is located at Ostia Antica, an important archaeological site near the town of Ostia, Italy.

shrine of attis

The shrine of Attis is located at Ostia Antica, an important archaeological site near the town of Ostia, Italy.

In Roman mythology, Attis (or Atys), is a young and beautiful shepherd from Phrygia, with whom the goddess Cybele fell in love. After promising to be faithful to her forever, Attis broke her oath, falling in love with a nymph. Angry, the goddess Cybele took her mind and, in a fit of madness, Attis self-mutilated. He was metamorphosed by Cybele into a pine, although Ovid claims he transformed himself into a pine.

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