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Eleusinian Mysteries – a Greek mystery cult

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

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 [...]

Who is Demeter? Greek goddess Demeter

By |2019-05-04T07:13:55-07:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|

Greek goddess Demeter: A field of wheat growing What does "Demeter" mean? The Greek goddess Demeter is an earth goddess; her name is De, which means earth (the same word as Gaia) and meter, which means mother. Demeter is the goddess of growing things, especially of grains like wheat and barley and millet. History of [...]