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This paper focuses on the cult of the Cabiri and that of the Great Gods, with particular reference to the ritual use of wine drinking within buildings specifically intended for such practices. This aspect seems to maintain a central role in the liturgy of the Cabiri and characterises itself as a fundamental element in the structure of the sanctuaries. An analysis of literary and archaeological evidence related to this aspect is followed by an attempt to delineate common patterns and lines of development within the cult.