Word Origin and History for curetes
from Latin Curetes, from Greek Kouretes, plural of Koures, literally "youthful," related to koros "youth, child."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for curetes
But the hero from whom the Curetes obtained their name is not mentioned.
Like the Curetes and Telchines they are mythical types of prehistoric workmen and architects, and as such the objects of worship.
On this the goddess set the Curetes and the Aetolians fighting furiously about the head and skin of the boar.The Iliad
The myths relating to the Curetes abound with different statements and confusion.
The Curetes belong to the most ancient times of Greece, and probably are to be counted among the first inhabitants of Phrygia.