from Latin Curetes, from Greek Kouretes, plural of Koures, literally "youthful," related to koros "youth, child."
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The Curetes belong to the most ancient times of Greece, and probably are to be counted among the first inhabitants of Phrygia.
The body of Curetes celebrate their Symposia at the same time, and perform certain mystic sacrifices.
On this the goddess set the Curetes and the Aetolians fighting furiously about the head and skin of the boar.The Iliad|Homer
Like the Curetes and Telchines they are mythical types of prehistoric workmen and architects, and as such the objects of worship.
According to others, the Curetes were the same as the Corybantes, and were ministers of Hecate.