IONIATE POWER RUBRIC
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An improvisation for a marvellously mythological-looking recreation of an ancient Greek lyre; “The Lyre of Thamyris” – handmade in modern Greece, by Luthieros:
Cybele was the ancient Phrygian Mother of the Gods, a primal nature goddess worshipped with orgiastic rites in the mountains of central and western Anatolia. The Greeks identified her with their own mother of the gods–the Titaness Rhea. Her priestesses were drummers: they spoke to her and she answered in the ancient language of trance-inducing beats – which I have attempted to recreate; beating the skin resonator of my magnificent lyre in an imaginative attempt to awaken Cybele from her ancient slumbers!
This Drumming Goddess was worshiped for thousands of years in Babylon, Egypt and Greece. Regally seated upon her lion-throne conveys her queenship as Magna Mater of Rome…
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