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Samothrace

SAMOTHRACE (săm'ō-thrās, Gr. Samothrakē, Samos of Thrake). An island in the NE Aegean, mountainous and rising to over 5,000 feet (1,563 m.). Its population was Samian, and it was associated with the Athenian maritime confederacies. Samothrace was the home of the mystery cult of the Cabiri, twin gods of Phrygian or Phoenician origin, which was in wide vogue during the Hellenistic age and included Roman notables among its initiates. Paul called here on his first voyage to Europe (Acts.16.11).