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Hecaterus

god of the hekateris, the rustic dance of quickly moving hands. He fathered five Dactyls and five Hekaterides

HEKATEROS (or Hecaterus) was the daimon (spirit) of the hekateris-a rustic dance of quickly moving hands--and perhaps of the skill of hands in general.

He married a daughter of Phoroneus, the very first man, and sired ten children-five Daktyloi (Dactys) or "Fingers" and five Hekaterides or "Moving Hands."

His grandchildren included the Kouretes (Curetes), Satyroi (Satyrs) and Oreiades (Oread Nymphs).

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Sources

[1] "theoi"




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