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Baptes

The Baptes (Greek βάπτης[1]) were priests of the Greek goddess Kotys. The word comes from the Greek verb βάπτω (baptō), meaning "to dip in water".[2] The Baptes practised nocturnal ceremonies, which were associated with rampant obscenity and insobriety.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ βάπτης, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus
  2. ^ βάπτω, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus
  3. ^ Cobham Brewer, Ebenezer (1894). Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable - Revised and Updated Edition. New York: Harper & Brothers. p. 73.

This article incorporates text from Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by E. Cobham Brewer (1894), a publication now in the public domain.