“The mother,” a name used by Ovid, as a title of Cybelé, in
the place of mater, or magna mater; but it is better
known as a surname of Venus (Lucret. i. 1), to whom Caesar
dedicated a temple at Rome, as the mother of the Julian gens.
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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