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Mētragyrtēs


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(Μητραγύρτης), lit. ‘beggar of the Mother’, a mendicant servitor of Cybele. Mētragyrtai travelled in bands, begging, dancing, and prophesying. They are attested in 5th-cent. bc Athens (Aristotle Rhetorica 1405a20), and ...

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