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#115279 - 11/04/03 08:38 AM Corybant
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The capitalization of "Corybant" makes it sound as though it refers to an individual. I think it refers to a group of priests. I would not care to join them, since I have read that in their frenzy, they castrated themselves. Here is a link to a discussion of Cybele, which regrettably doesn't mention the priests:
http://www.bcholmes.org/wicca/myths/cybele.html


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#115280 - 11/05/03 12:37 AM Re: Corybant
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Corybant is indeed singular. The plural is Corybantes. For a bit mmore information on the Corybantes see:
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0062&query=head=#2965

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