Religion Past and Present

Get access

Cabeiri
(201 words)

[German Version]

The two or perhaps more Cabeiri constitute a nameless group of gods for whom local cults were established in the eastern and northern Aegean. A cult in mainland Greece existed only in Boeotia. Sometimes identified with other cultic groups such as the Curetes, the Corybants, the Dioscuri or the Daktyloi, they reflect male cultic associations to which admittance was effected through initiation (Rites of passage). The mysteries of Samothrace, in which especially seafaring persons sought to acquire protection for themselves, remained famous until…

Cite this page
Auffarth, Christoph, “Cabeiri”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11165>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



▲   Back to top   ▲