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But the Berecyntes, a tribe of Phrygians, the Phrygians in general, and the Trojans, who live about Mount Ida, themselves also worship Rhea, and perform orgies in her honour; they call her mother of gods, Agdistis, and Phrygia,1 the Great Goddess; from the places also where she is worshipped, Idæa, and Dindymene,2 Sipylene,3 Pessinuntis,4 and Cybele.5 The Greeks call her ministers by the same name Curetes, not that they follow the same mythology, but they mean a different kind of persons, a sort of agents analogous to the Satyri. These same ministers are also called by them Corybantes.

1 This word appears here misplaced.

2 The chain of mountains extending from the sources of the Sagaris (the Zagari) to the Propontis was called Dindymene.

3 Sipuli Dagh.

4 Possene.

5 This name is not derived from any place.

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