“A demiurgic mythos that is perhaps one of the best kept secret teachings of the ancient world.”
They were twin gods or demons, who presided over the orgiastic dances of the mysteries of Samothrace which were performed in honor of the goddesses DEMETER, PERSEFONE, and HEKATE.
They were also famed metal-workers, dwarf-like sons of the God Hephaistos, who served their father at his Lemnian forge, like their mother Kabeiro, the pair were also sea-divinities, who protected and came to the aid of sailors in distress.
According to Clement the Kabeiroi were three in number, but two of the brothers committed fratricide.
Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 1.916ff(trans.Rieu) (Greek epic C3rd B.C)
“They (the Argonauts) beached this ship at Samothrace…He (Orpheus) wished them, by holy initiation, to learn something of the secret rites, and so sail on with greater confidence across the formidable sea.
Of the rites I say no more, pausing only to salute the isle itself and the Powers (the Kabeiroi) that dwell in it, to whom belong the mysteries of which we must not sing.”
Orphic Hymn 3 to the Curetes(Greek hymns C3rd B.C to 2nd A.D.)
“Hymn to the Kouretes, Leaping Kouretes, who with dancing feet and circling measures armed footsteps beat: shoe bosoms Bakkhanalian furies firer, who move in rhythm to the sounding lyre:
who traces deaf when lightly leaping tread, arm-bearers, strong defenders, rulers dread: famed deities the guards(of Persephone)preserving rites mysterious and divine: come, and benevolent this hymn attend, and with glad mind the herdsman’s life defend”