Corybantes


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Corybantes

half-divine priests of Cybele; celebrated noisy festivals in her honor. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 67]

Corybantes

musicians; provided music for goddesses’ orgiastic dances. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 67]
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But the variation in these accounts is so small that, whereas some represent the Corybantes, the Cabeiri, the Ideaean Dactyli, and the Telchines as identical with the Curetes, others represent them as all kinsmen of one another and differentiate only certain small matters in which they differ in respect of one another .
At the High School of Performing Arts, Williams met his colleague, choreographer Eleo Pomare, with whom he danced at community centers, and even created a dance company, the Corybantes.
24) is probably more confusing than informative for most readers; corybantes, known for wild dancing in armor, appear in classical sources as mythical attendants or priests of the goddess Cybele.
Her mythical attendants, the Corybantes, were wild, half-demonic beings.
They were regularly associated with the rites of Zeus ' mother Rhea and were identified by the Greeks with the Corybantes, who performed a similar function in the rites of Cybele.
Or again, when Chaucer explains that Corybantes think lunar eclipses are due to magic, and therefore bang basins so the moon cannot hear the spell ('to rescowe the mone thei betyn hir basyns with thikke strokkes'), Machan (p.