Ma (goddess)

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A dedication to the goddess Ma with the imprint of a bare foot, 1st century BC (National Museum in Warsaw).

Ma was a local goddess at Comana in Hellenistic Cappadocia. Her temple in Comana is described at length by Strabo (XI, 521; XII, 535, 537[clarification needed]). She has been interpreted as a "mother" goddess and compared to Cybele, but has also been compared to Syrian Enyo.

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  • Yulia Ustinova, The Supreme Gods of the Bosporan Kingdom: Celestial Aphrodite and the Most High God (1999), p. 138.
  • Robin Lane Fox, Pagans and Christians (1988), p. 536.
  • George Perrot, 'History of Art in Phrygia, Lydia, Caria and Lycia (2007), p. 30.