Eleusinian Mysteries

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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.

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)

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)

Scene of Initiation into the Eleusinian Mysteries, after Greek Antique Vases

Scene of Initiation into the Eleusinian Mysteries, after Greek Antique Vases

Scene of Initiation into the Eleusinian Mysteries, after Greek Antique Vases

Scene of Initiation into the Eleusinian Mysteries, after Greek Antique Vases

Scene of Initiation into the Eleusinian Mysteries, after Greek Antique Vases

Scene of Initiation into the Eleusinian Mysteries, after Greek Antique Vases

Eleusinian mystery

Eleusinian mystery

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.

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.


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