Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Following the Footsteps of St. Paul (18)

The Cybelen cult, named after Cybele, goddess of Asia Minor, was officially recognised by Rome in 200B.C. Its rites include sacred prostitution. Perhaps a form of this cult lowered the scruples of the Corinthian believers by leading them into temple prostitution ( 1 Cor. 6:12-20). The ruins on top of the hill is the acrocorinth. At one time, legend has it that its was home to one thousand prostitutes.

Here are two views of the acrocorinth from different parts of ancient Corinth. It is a long way and steep climb. Me wonders if the devotees of this cult, after climbing the hill will still have the stamina and energy to perform?



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