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13 07, 2017

Greek mystery cults – ancient Greece

By |2018-04-23T10:04:50-07:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|0 Comments

Torchlight parade (this one is actually in India) Most Greek religious rituals were about sacrifice to the gods. But there was another form of religious activity also, which we call the mystery cults. People who wanted to participate in the mystery cults also kept on doing the usual sacrifices. You didn't have to choose. It's like [...]

13 07, 2017

Eleusinian Mysteries – a Greek mystery cult

By |2019-05-27T14:00:32-07:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|0 Comments

Eleusinian Mysteries: Demeter, Persephone, and Triptolemos (the boy), an 1899 drawing from a stone carving found at Eleusis . When did the Eleusinian Mysteries start? Beginning at least as early as the Late Bronze Age (about 1400 BC) and maybe much earlier even than that, the people of Eleusis in Greece celebrated a [...]