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Cabari

by Micha F. Lindemans
Greek fertility deities. Their origin can be traced back to Asia Minor, and they were probably imported in Greece in the Hellenistic and Roman era. There is some mysterious cult connected to them and the god of fire Hephaestus. There were sanctuaries on the islands of Lemnos, Imbros and especially Samothrace, where traces of those mysteries can still be fount. Some sources mention that originally there were only two of them, but that the number varied over the subsequent centuries. The male deities were Axiocersus, Cadmilus (his son), and the female deities Axierus and Axiocersa.

Later, they became protectors against misfortune and dangers.


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    Kebeiroi

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