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KABEIRIDES
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Καβειρις
Καβειριδες
Kabeiris
Kabeirides
Cabirid
Cabirides
Of the Cabeiri

THE NYMPHAI KABEIRIDES (or Cabirides) were three nymphs who presided over the orgiastic rites of Samothracian Mysteries.

They were apparently identified with the Hekaterides, sisters of the Daktyloi of Mount Ida.

PARENTS
[1] HEPHAISTOS & KABEIRO (Pherecydes Frag, Strabo 10.3.21)
[2] KADMILOS (Acusilaus Frag, Strabo 10.3.21)

ENCYCLOPEDIA

AXI′EROS (Axieros), a daughter of Cadmilus, and one of the three Samothracian Cabeiri. According to the Paris-Scholia on Apollonius (i. 915-921), she was the same as Demeter. The two other Cabeiri were Axiocersa (Persephone), and Axiocersus (Hades).

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


Strabo, Geography 10. 3. 21 (trans. Jones) (Greek geographer C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"Akousilaüs [Greek mythographer C6th B.C.], the Argive, calls Kadmilos (Cadmilus) the son of Kabeiro (Cabeiro) and Hephaistos, and Kadmilos the father of three Kabeiroi (Cabiri), and these the fathers of the Nymphai called Kabeirides (Cabirides).
Pherekydes [mythographer C5th B.C.] says that . . . three Kabeiroi and three Nymphai called Kabeirides were the children of Kabeiro, the daughter of [the sea-god] Proteus, and Hephaistos, and that sacred rites were instituted in honor of each triad."


Sources:

  • Strabo, Geography - Greek Geography C1st BC - C1st AD

Other references not currently quoted here : Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius 1.917