Fuente de la Cibeles is the centerpiece of Plaza de Cibeles. Within the fountain created by Ventura Rodríguez in 1782 is Cybele. She was a mother goddess from the ancient kingdom of Phrygia who was later modified in Greek and Roman mythology. The Romans, who called her Great Mother, often displayed her riding a lion-drawn chariot showing dominance over the world’s children. The sculptures were a collaborative effort between Francisco Gutiérrez and Roberto Michel. Interestingly, the Fountain of Cybele is where fans of the Real Madrid football team celebrate their victories.