Frazer, Adonis, Attis, Osiris (1907), p. 67: " Prophecy of the Hebrew type has not been limited to Israel; it is indeed a phenomenon of almost world-wide occurrence; in many lands and in many ages the wild, whirling words of frenzied men and women have been accepted as the utterances of an in-dwelling deity.
Frazer, Adonis, Attis, Osiris (London, 1906).
The taurobolium was probably a sacred drama symbolizing the relations of the Mother and Attis (q.v.).
The descent of the priest into the sacrificial foss symbolized the death of Attis, the withering of the vegetation of Mother Earth; his bath of blood and emergence the restoration of Attis, the rebirth of vegetation.
43, pp. 280-84 (Madison, 1901); Hepding, Attis, Seine Mythen and Sein Kult (Giessen, 1903), pp. 168 ff., 201; Cumont, Le Taurobole et le Culte de Bellone, Revue d'histoire et de litterature religieuses, vi., No.