Παρασκευή, 6 Ιουνίου 2014

Holy [Kabeiron] ([Kabeiria]) Limnos.



In the Hellenic space they exist three big Holy [Kabeiron]. Ancientest is that of our island, Limnos. The other two Holily are found in Samothrace and in Imbros respectively. The precise chronology of Holy is not possible to be realised. 


The Italian Archaeological Faculty places her long period of life from the 8th century b.C. According to the mythology, [Kabeiroi] were the three sons and girls of god [Ifaistos] and his wife [Kabeiroys]. They were very ancient deities and were worshipped in Limnos via Mysteries[=celebrations]. 
That had relation with the rebirth of nature and the fertility. The more important feast that was taken place in Holy [Kabeiron] was the feast of [Porfyrias]. Through this feast lived up the discovery of fire in order that reports the Delivery the birth of fire it began from Limnos and from the God [Ifaistos]. 
The metallurgists of island went up in term (volcano) [Mosychlo] and keeping a cupreous mirror opposite from the sun, lived up the Holy Flame of that season. The ceremonies of Adoration and [Myisis] lasted nine days. 
The most important and holier space of Temple was the “Sanctuary”. In t o the Sanctuary entered only the Priest of Temple. It constitutes perhaps ancienter ''telestirio'' [=place where mysteries taken place] in Greek [choro].
More anacient than ''Soloneio Telestirio'' of Eleusis. Holy [Kabeiron] of Limnos it has suffered a lot of destructions per the centuries. 
The final destruction of Holy, very probably it became from the fury of first Christians, round the dues 3rd with 4th century a.C..

Article: Maria Kalogianni
Translation: Costas Dikranis
Photo: Thanasis Panos 

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