Magna Mater had only ever known sorrow. Her entire life, she had been deceived, exploited, and oppressed. When the gods were deaf to her prayers, she assumed a new name and took fate into her own hands. Now, she had gathered together those who detested their lot in the world and burned with the desire for vengeance. To her, the number of allies by her side justified her goal. They all raced out into the night, determined to rid the world of the injustice in which it had mired itself.
Magna Mater means "Great Mother" in Latin and was used as a title for various Roman goddesses.
Great Mother of the Gods, also called Cybele, Cybebe, or Agdistis, ancient Oriental and Greco-Roman deity, known by a variety of local names. Her full official Roman name was Mater Deum Magna Idaea (Great Idaean Mother of the Gods). Originally great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor (now in west-central Turkey). She was the counterpart of Roman goddess of abundance and fertility Ops or Opis (Latin: "Plenty"), Greek the Titaness "mother of gods" Rhea, her mother the Earth-goddess Gaia, and the Harvest-Mother goddess Demeter.
Artwork by Kazuhiro Oya.