A symposium scene on a red-figure vase. It was at parties such as this that the Eleusinian Mysteries were performed, outside of their appropriate context. It was a great sacrilege that was uncovered during the Athenians' investigation into the vandalism of the herms.
Scene of Initiation into the Eleusinian Mysteries, after Greek Antique Vases
Sanctuary of #Demeter, Eleusis. The sacred well Kalichoron "of the fair dances" around which the women of Eleusis danced in honour of Demeter, #Goddess of the Earth and of #fertility.
1922; Convent of Daphne on the Sacred Way, a road and the route taken by the Eleusinian Mysteries during processions in Greece. Photograph by Fred Boissonnas. (on Ebay)