Greek Mythology A priest regarding the Phrygian goddess Cybele whose rites had been celebrated with songs and ecstatic dances.
One of the priests of Cybele in Phrygia. The rites of Corybants had been followed by crazy music, dancing, etc.
one of many mystical spirits or secondary Asian divinities, akin to the Dactyli and Telchines; or, without clear difference from the previous, a priest of this goddess Cybele, just who conducted her secrets with crazy music and dancing; ergo, a frantic devotee; a wild, reckless reveler. See Cybele. Occasionally written korybant.