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Cabeiri, the Great Pygmies of Fire

The Cabeiri were evil demons of fire

Family of the Cabeiri

The Cabeiri were children of Hephaestus, the god of fire and Cabeiris, a granddaughter of Apollo, the sun-god. There were male and female Cabeiri in Greek Mythology.

Responsibilities of the Cabeiri

The Cabeiri were evil demons of fire, who shook the earth and cast out fire from the depths of the earth and sea.

The Cabeiri were the protectors of sailors, the solvers of misfortunes, and the demons who punished perjury and blasphemy. Earthquakes and fires were attributed to them.

Appearance of the Cabeiri

The Greek island of Lemnos worshipped the Cabeiri as gods and depicted them as pygmies, having a pronounced belly and crooked legs.

Modern scholars believe that the name Cabeiri comes from the Semitic "kavir", meaning "big".

Cabeiri means "the Great" in ancient Greek.

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