Greek Demigods and Spirits » Cabeiri
Cabeiri, the Great Pygmies of Fire
Family of the Cabeiri
Responsibilities of the Cabeiri
The Cabeiri were evil demons of fire who shaked the earth and expelled fire from the depths of the earth and the sea. The Cabeiri were the protectors of sailors,the solvers of calamities and the demons who punished perjury and profanity. Earthquakes and fires were attributed to them.
Appearance of the Cabeiri
The Greek island of Lemnos honored the Cabeiri as gods and portrayed them like pygmies who had a pronounced belly and crooked legs. Modern scholars believe that the name Cabeiri comes from the Semitic "kavir", which means "great".