Greek - Attendant priests of Rhea. Children of Poseidon and Thalassa, some say. They guarded the infant Zeus in Crete and drowned his cries by clashing their shields, so that Cronus would not hear him. They were killed by Zeus for stealing his son, Epaphus, fathered on Io. In some accounts they are equated with the Corybantes. Sometimes referred to as Curetes, Kouretes, Kouretes, Kuretes, Kuretes, K(o)uretes or K(o)uretes.

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