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One of the few percussion instruments known to the ancient world:

A percussion instrument consisting of two hollow pieces of shell, wood, or metal in various forms; clappers. The krotala were used like castanets, to keep the rhythm of the dancers, especially in honor of Cybele and Dionysius. They were usually fastened one on each hand.

From Mickey Hart's Drumming at the Edge of Magic

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