Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
CYBELEI. According to Hommel (1929), the field of Machpelah (Gen 23:9, 17, 19; 25:9; 49:30; 50:13) was named after the goddess Ma-Cybele.II. Cybele (Κυβέλη) or Cybebe (Κυβήβη) is a goddess of the fertile earth originating from Asia Minor, where she was known in the second millennium bce as Kubaba
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
GE′NITRIX, that is, “the mother,” is used by Ovid (Met. xiv. 536) as a surname of Cybele, in the place of mater, or magna mater, but it is better known, in the religious history of Rome, as a surname of Venus, to whom J. Caesar dedicated a temple at Rome, as the mother of the Julia gens. (Suet. Caes.
IDAEA (Ἰδαία), the name of several nymphs (Paus. x. 12. § 4: see Teucrus, Phineus); but it occurs also as a surname of Cybele. (Virg. Aen. x. 252; Hesych. s. v.)[L. S.]
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Kybele(also Cybele). κυβέλη, κυβήβη (Htd. 5.102). Bronze Age, Anatolian (Phrygian) mountain-mother goddess of Hittite, Hurrian, and Sumero-Akkadian derivation. Myth and cult evidently migrated into West Anatolia (Pessinus, 30 km northeast of → Amorium) sometime in the late Bronze Age. “Kubelon” is