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Topic: Kabeiroi

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  Kabeiroi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The etymology of the name Κάβειροι (Kabeiroi) is unknown, and is probably a loan from the Lemnian language.
The name of Kadmilus (or Kasmilos), one of the Kabeiroi who was usually depicted as a young boy, was linked even in antiquity to camillus, an old Latin word for a boy-attendant in a cult, which is probably a loan from the Etruscan language.
The Kabeiroi as Karkinoi were apparently thought of as amphibious beings (again recalling the Telchines).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cabiri   (1092 words)

The Kabeiroi cult is attested in ancient Greece (particularly, at Thebes) and also in Thrace (at Seuthopolis, etc.) and Asia Minor, with the islands of Samothrace and Lemnos seeming to be the focus.
On Lemnos, the sanctuary dedicated to the Kabeiroi is identifiable by traces of inscriptions and seems to have survived the Greek conquest by Miltiades in the 6th century, and the program of Hellenization that ensued.
The geographer Strabo reported that in Lemnos, the mother (there was no father) of the Kabeiroi was Kabeiro herself, a daughter of Proteus, one of the "old men of the sea," a goddess whom the Greeks might have called Rhea.
www.gamelow.com /Stories-C/Cabiri.php   (832 words)

 Seuthopolis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The dual role of Seuthes' palace (Royal court and sanctuary) indicates that Seuthes was a priest-king: the high-priest of the Kabeiroi among the Odrysian Thracians.
A hearth altar stood in the center of the Kabeiroi sanctuary, the Kabeiroi being associated with fire and metallurgy and with the smith-god Hephaestus.
The cemetery of Seuthopolis included a number of brick tholos tombs, some covered by tumuli, in which the upper-class were interred, sometimes along with their horses.
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The 'mysteries of the Kabeiroi' (sometimes spelt Cabiri) is one of the esoteric traditions associated with the Hellenic Aeon.
Later, this tradition became divided - Eleusis representing the 'Apollonian' element, the Kabeiroi the 'Dionysian' or darker aspects, for it is said that all Initiates of the Cabiri had to have committed a crime greater than common ones.
The mysteries of the Kabeiroi were often celebrated in mountain shrines (certain combinations of rock and underground water being regarded as sacred - that is, capable by their magickal power of transforming the consciousness of individuals (cf.
www.satanservice.org /theory/onabaphopfer.txt   (1276 words)

 Anthroposophie Forum - Bibliothek: Samothrake und die Kabiren   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The mysteries were one of Demeter's gifts to the Kabeiroi, who had been chased out of their country by the Argives.
Demeter's wrath toward men was implacable, as was shown by the punishment of the Persians who came with Mardonios and dared to enter their temple and pillage it, and later, after Alexander seized Thebes, when the Macedonians who had entered the sanctuary of the Kabeiroi were all killed by thunderbolts.
The Kabeiroi were said to be guardians of vines and the fertility of animals (over 1400 representations of animals have been found, also over 700 representations of the pais, either the son or an accompanying slave).
www.anthroposophie.net /bibliothek/geschichte/antike/bib_antike_kabiren.htm   (608 words)

 Greek Mythology: CABEIRI KABEIROI Gods of the Mysteries of Samothrace
The Kabeiroi were closely identified with various other Korybantic Daimones such as the Kouretes of Krete, the Daktyloi of the Troad (particularly when these are numbered three), and the Kouretes of Phrygia.
Some say the Daimones of Samothrake were Kabeiroi, others that among their number were two Kabeiroi sons of Hephaistos and a number of Korybantes sons of Apollon.
Two of the Korybantes [Kabeiroi] slew a third one, who was their brother, covered the head of the corpse with a purple cloak, and then wreathed and buried it, bearing it upon a brazen shield to the skirts of Olympos.
www.theoi.com /Georgikos/Kabeiroi.html   (3911 words)

Before looking at Samothrace in detail, it may be useful to review the subject of the Great Mother and her worshippers, since earth, mining, metal-working, electricity and fertility are related in the Greek mind.
There was a Mount Ida in Phrygia, and it was said that Idaean Dactyls, called the Kabeiroi, came from Phrygia to Samothrace with their secret cult.
Pausanias I: 4: 6: In antiquity, Pergamene territory was the sacred ground of the Kabeiroi.
www.grazian-archive.com /quantavolution/QuantaHTML/vol_12/ka_12.htm   (5057 words)

 Jason, Hypsipyle and New Fire at Lemnos (Joshua Cook)
Kabeiroi associated with seafaring, so original ship in the ritual may have been theirs.
Kabeiroi may have kindled the new fire on Mt. Mosychlos after the festival and then conveyed it by torch race to the town to be distributed.
Medicinal cakes of red earth were made perhaps on Mt. Mosychlos by the priestess of Artemis about the same time of year as the Kabeiroi convention, which was itself connected with the fire festival.
www.uark.edu /campus-resources/dlevine/Oxford10.html   (1102 words)

 Kabireion (Sanctuary of the Kabeiroi)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Kabeiroi were worshiped as protectors of wineyards and animal fertility; associated are 1400 representations of bulls found at the site.
The cult in the sanctuary began in the archaic period (700-500 B.C.) and continued unil late antiquity (4th c.
The Temple : devoted to the gods called Kabeiroi.
www.culture.gr /2/21/211/21109a/e211ia13.html   (450 words)

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Kabireion (Sanctuary of the Kabeiroi) The sanctuary of the Kabeiroi is situated 8 km west of Thebes.
The cult in the sanctuary began in the archaic period (700-500 B.C.) and continued until late antiquity (4th c.
The most important monuments of Kabireion are: The Temple : devoted to the gods called Kabeiroi.
www.culture.gr /2/21/211/21109a-offline/e211ia13.txt   (482 words)

In Lemnos they fostered the vine and fruits of the field, and from their connection with Hermes in Samothrace it would also seem that they promoted the fruitfulness of cattle.
Diodorus Siculus said of the Kabeiroi that they were Idaioi dactyloi— "Idaian dactyls" in the sense of Phrygian Mount Ida, sacred to the goddess— there was also a suggestion that the mysteries associated with Orpheus had their origins among the Kabeiroi.
Outsiders might easily confuse the Kabeiroi with the Korybantes, the Kuretes, the Telchines of Rhodes, and among the Minyans of Lemnos, the Hephaistoi— the "Hephaestus-men" who knew the mysteries of the forge and the secret arts of metal-working— all venerated by initiated men's groups, whose origins lay in the most distant past.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Kabeiroi.html   (1070 words)

 Necronomicon Novum
Some say the Kabeiroi are the same as the Samothracian Great Gods, but They are Chthonian Crab-Beings said to be descended from Hephaistos, who was raised in an undersea grotto, and from Kabeiro, who was a daughter of Proteus.
The principal Kabeiroi are Kabeiros and Kabeiria, from whom came the three male Kabeiroi, who with Kabeiros are the Astral Semina (Star Seeds), and three female Kabeirides, who with Kabeiria are the Elemental Semina (Material Seeds); together They continually recreate the world.
Nonnus told of two Kabeiroi, Alkon and Eurumedon, transformers of metal, who stood upon the terrible fire-sprouting rock of Lemnos and brandished blazing bolts; streams of sparks issued from Their eyes, like the smokey, ruddy glow of Their father's furnace.
www.cs.utk.edu /~mclennan/BA/NN.html   (2381 words)

 Dactyl (mythology) - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Of Celmis Ovid (in Metamorphoses iv) made a story that when Rhea was offended at this childhood companion of Zeus, she asked Zeus to turn him to diamond-hard adamant, like a tempered blade.
The "Cabiri" (Kabeiroi) whose sacred place was on the island of Samothrace, were understood by Diodorus Siculus to have been Idaean dactyls who had come west from Phrygia and whose magical practices had made local converts to their secret cult.
On Rhodes, Telchines were the name given to similar chthonic men, nine in number, remembered by Greeks as dangerous Underworld smiths and magicians, and multiplied into an entire autochthonous race that had reared Poseidon but had been supplanted by Apollo in his Helios role.
www.indopedia.org /Celmis.html   (501 words)

In every case, the ritual of enthronement described by thronosis or thronismos entails a vigorous dancing around the initiate, who is bewildered by the treatment.
Sometimes the dancers are Kouretes or even Kabeiroi instead of Korybantes, but type of ritual remains the same.
This kind of Korybantic ritual appears in a number of representations, which show men, usually armed with spear and shield, dancing around a seated figure.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/01mtg/abstracts/edmonds.html   (613 words)

 UNITY LODGE - The Cabiri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The mythology behind the name of Cabiri can be found in the work of Eliade (Forge and Crucible) who "argues that alchemy had its origin in the ancient Craft of the Smith, which combined religion, magic and metallurgy.
The Kabeiroi of Samothrace, who are skilled in meteoric alchemy and instructed Orpheus in Their Mysteries, are called Hephaistoi because They are smiths and are descended from Kabeiros and Kabeiria, that is, Hephaistos and Hekate.
Two of them were said to stand on a fire-sprouting rock on Lemnos (Hephaistos' island), brandishing lightning bolts and with sparks streaming from Their eyes.
www.unitylodge.com /appendantbodies/appendant_cabiri.html   (329 words)

 NEW TRAVEL AGE - Directory - Guide in Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The island is said by Polybius to have borne the more ancient name of Aithaleia, it possibly took the name Limnos from a goddess identifiable with the Great Mother.
The principal cults, however, were those of Hephaistos (said to have been thrown down to Limnos from Olympos for intervening in a quarrel between Zeus and Hera, his parents) and of the Kabeiroi.
Among many legends is that of the curse of Aphrodite upon the Limnians for impugning her virtue.
www.newtravelage.com /info/europe/greece/history/limnos.htm   (856 words)

 Notes on the Sinister Tradition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Often favoured as a site for the Natural form of the rite of the Nine Angles - associated with a certain Dark God, of feminine aspect.
The 'mysteries of the Kabeiroi' (sometimes spelt Cabiri) is one of the esoteric traditions associated with the Hellenic Aeon, In its original form, 'the mysteries' concerned certain deities often represented in the form of Griffins and connected with the sea as well as Demeter - the `mother Earth' or Gaia.
The mysteries of the Kabeiroi were often celebrated in mountain shrines (certain combinations of rock and underground water being regarded as sacred - that is, capable by their magickal power of transforming the consciousness of individuals - cf.
ona.satanicwebsites.com /septenary/venus/notes_on_the_sinister_tradition.htm   (410 words)

Herodotus, Stesimbrotos, Pherekydes and Strabo wrote that the gods of the mysteries were Kabeiroi, sons of Hephaistos, similar to him in appearance and in their craft.
The site, however, has yielded no material evidence for Kabeiroi: their names are absent from inscriptions, which mention only Theoi Megaloi, and no iconography appropriate to them has been found in ceramics or sculpture.
And the daimonic group of which the Kabeiroi were members were magicians, inventors of iron, and creators of animated statues.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~mwilson/capn/bulletinnov03/talkabstacts.html   (12459 words)

The Daktyls were archaic demons, magician-gods similar to the Korybantes, Kouretes, and Kabeiroi and associated with both Phrygia and Crete.
Both Strabo and Diodoros say that the Cretan Kouretes were descendants of the Daktyls, and Pausanias equates the Daktyls with the Kouretes who guarded the infant Zeus in a Cretan cave.
Diodoros says there were ten (or a hundred) Daktyls; born in Phrygia (home of the Korybantes), they went to Samothrace (home of the Kabeiroi), where they taught mysteries and initiation rites to Orpheus, then went to Crete (home of the Kouretes), where they discovered fire and invented metallurgy.
www.greecetravel.com /greekmyths/argos11.htm   (1184 words)

The lame god of fire, soon became also the deity of metals and the official smith of the gods and heroes alike, for according to the legend, he dwelt in the depths of volcanoes or volcanic islands and was aided by the Cyclopes and the Kabeiroi [Cabiri].
He forged the armour of Achilles, the trident of Poseidon, the breast plate of Heracles, the sceptre of Zeus, and the weapons of Peleus.
In contrast with the other deities, Hephaestos had relatively few amatory affairs, although numbers of his sons from illicit mating were the kabeiroi, the robber Periphites, Pylios, Ardalos, and others.
www.noteaccess.com /APPROACHES/AGW/Hephaestos.htm   (1530 words)

 Greek Mythology: CABEIRO KABEIRO Sea Nymph
She was the mother of the Kabeiroi gods of Lemnos and Samothrake.
Kabeiro may be the same as the prophetic sea-goddess Eidothea.
"Akusilaüs, the Argive, calls Kadmilos the son of Kabeiro and Hephaistos, and Kadmilos the father of three Kabeiroi, and these the fathers of the Nymphai called Kabeirides.
www.theoi.com /Nymphe/NympheKabeiro.html   (245 words)

 The Great Gods and the Mysteries of Samothrace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The identity and nature of the gods of Samothrace, who either had no names or had names strictly hidden from the public, remain enigmatic.
Ancient writers often refer to them with the name Kabeiroi, a term which does not occur in the epigraphic record in Samothrace, where they are called simply Gods or Great Gods.
The Kabeiroi were divinities foreign to the Greek Pantheon.
alex.eled.duth.gr /Samothrace/Samothracem/Ggods.htm   (841 words)

 Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
These, moreover, accord with the mythological history of Lemnos, where the smith-god Hephaistos had his forge and where the Kabeiroi, deities associated with metalworking and seafaring, were worshipped.
Baths, a palace and a theatre of the Hellenistic period have also been excavated.
On the seaward side of the steep cliffs at cape Chloe is a sanctuary of the Kabeiroi, daemons of fire and the sea, whose mystery cult dates back to at least the late 8th century BC.
www.ypai.gr /atlas/thesi_uk.asp?idthesis=94   (535 words)

 QUATAVOLUTION SERIES (15 VOLUMES) -ALPHABETIC CONCORDANCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
25: 9: The anger of the Kabeiroi cannot be removed.
The Kabeiroi initiations were introduced to Thebes by Methapos.
Methapos established the initiation of the Kabeiroi at Thebes.
www.grazian-archive.com /quantavolution/QuantaHTML/alphabetic/c2505.htm   (1460 words)

 Hephaestus or Vulcan: Artisan of the Gods by Torrey Philemon (Tracy Marks)
Most frequently, he was portrayed in art holding the tools of his trade, especially the flsmith's hammer and tongs.
Sometimes, he was surrounded by the Kabeiroi, the dwarflike flsmith servants of the Mother Goddess who helped in his subterranean forge.
Gentle and introverted, he was sensitive to conflict, and often took the role of peacemaker, seeking to reconcile his parents, Zeus and Hera, and facilitate the union between the masculine and the feminine.
www.geocities.com /tmartiac/myth/hephaestus.htm   (1996 words)

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