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)

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.

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

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

Antique Vases, Greek Gods, Planet Earth, Giclee Print, Pagan, Mystic, Goddesses, Chicken

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

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

Antique Vases, Greek Gods, Planet Earth, Giclee Print, Pagan, Mystic, Goddesses, Chicken

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

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

Antique Vases, Greek Gods, Planet Earth, Giclee Print, Pagan, Mystic, Goddesses, Chicken

Eleusinian mystery

Demeter and Persephone Susan Seddon-Boulet Archival Prints and Original Art - Turning Point Gallery

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 female aulos-player entertains men at a symposium on this Attic red-figure bell-krater, c.


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