Cabeiro, mother of the Cabeiri, was venerated in Northern Aegean Mystery traditions. Surviving myth suggests that she was a local Nymph, daughter of the sea, who married Hephaestus. Cabeiro may or may not be the same spirit as the Nymph Kapheira, also a daughter of the sea. According to one myth, Kronos did not swallow baby Poseidon. Instead Rhea rescued him, hiding him in a cave on the island of Rhodes, where Kapheira served as his guardian and wet nurse. When the Hellenic Greeks arrived in the Northern Aegean, they identified Cabeiro with
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Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.