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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plural proper n. Certain deities originally worshiped with mystical rites by the Pelasgians in Lemnos and Samothrace and afterwards throughout Greece; -- also called sons of Hephæstus (or Vulcan), as being masters of the art of working metals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Greek antiquity, divinities of Semitic origin, connected with volcanoes, and hence falling into the category of the deities of fire and of creative life.

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Examples

  • Its one claim to fame was a religious center on the northern coast dedicated to twin gods known as the Cabiri, who, along with powerful goddesses worshiped at the site, protected travelers, promoted fertility, and promised immortality to initiates.

    Alexander the Great

  • The mysteries of the Cabiri are the most ancient of which anything is known.

    The Humbugs of the World An Account of Humbugs, Delusions, Impositions, Quackeries, Deceits and Deceivers Generally, in All Ages

  • They fay, then, that there was once a city in this place, and inha - bitants, who were called Cabiri; and that Ceres depo - fited fomething with Prometheus, who was one of the Cabiri, and with his fon iStnxus, after flie became ac -

    The Description of Greece

  • Though it isn't part of "The Red Book," its back contains a passage from the text that Jung inscribed referencing the Cabiri, a group of Greek gods thought to promote fertility.

    Jung Confronts His Demons

  • The fact is, that there were gods of the Cabiri, priests of the

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Cabiri, established in Samothrace, came, does it not seem probable that they came from Thrace, the country nearest to that island, and that that small island was granted them as a theatre on which to act their farces, and pick up a little money?

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Cabiri, and mysteries of the Cabiri, in this contemptible and miserable island.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The Cabiri were therefore in estimation and honor two thousand and three or four hundred years before the Christian era.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • There were three sorts of Cabiri; for, as we have already observed, everything in antiquity was done by threes.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • I inquire, what were these hierophants, these holy free masons, who celebrated their ancient mysteries in Samothrace, and whence did they and their gods Cabiri come?

    A Philosophical Dictionary

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