Cronus the father of Zeus had received an omen from Gaea that his offspring would overthrow him so it was important not to realize that Zeus (hidden by his mother in a cave) was alive or the divine baby was in grave danger. In the interior of the cave, Koryvantes (or Coryvantes, Courites) made their first invention. They constructed a hanging cradle for the baby.
Cronus was the master of land, sea and sky. Zeus cradle although inside earth was not touching the ground and also did not touch the sea and the sky. In this manner the holy child was well protected from Cronus who ate his own children, to prevent them from toppling him from power. Even more important things followed the first invention of the Koryvantes.
Koryvantes Gods are also mentioned to have invented the first bow and teach archery to humans. It is said that they constructed the first drum, by stretching an animal skin, and offered it as a present other the mother of Zeus.
KORYVANTES Association of History Studies
The Association of Historical Studies “KORYVANTES” is a contemporary Cultural Organisation devoted in researching and applying experimentally the Military Heritage of the Greeks from the Bronze Age to the late Byzantium.
The Association was founded in 2009 by people with a background in the study of ancient Greek and Byzantine warfare who were not satisfied by the level of reconstructions undertaken so far in Greece and internationally and who wished to ultimately adopt a framework based on experimental archaeological methodology and test established and new theories in ancient and medieval warfare.
A key direction for the Association is the development of a unique intellectual property focusing on ancient/medieval Greek warfare, shared among all interested parties and for all types of activities: academic, experimental, educational, technical and athletic.
Just how the Coryvas Dracon was protecing knowledge, the KORYVANTES Association work is protecting and keeping alive the 33-centuries long tradition (16th century bc – 16th century ac) of heavily armed Greeks.
Παράθεμα: Guest Post: Analyzing Military Tactics in the Iliad by Manousos Kambouris for KORYVANTES – THE SHIELD OF ACHILLES