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Persephone of Eleusis

a romance of Ancient Greece

by Clare Winger Harris

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Published by The Statford Company in Boston, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Greece
    • Subjects:
    • Greece -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Clare Winger Harris.
      ContributionsStratford Company,, Alpine Press,
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ3.H2405 Pe
      The Physical Object
      Pagination[10], 219, [3] p. (last 3 p. blank) ;
      Number of Pages219
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6651491M
      LC Control Number23001439
      OCLC/WorldCa11184202

      - A collection of books about our town and its history with a focus on the ancient Mysteries. See more ideas about Ancient mysteries, Books and Mystery pins. Demeter and Kore (Persephone) with Triptolemus on a relief in the museum at Eleusis The Origin of Demeter. Demeter was probably an indigenous pre-Hellenic goddess of fertility. Her name means “Mother Da,” which may or may not mean “Mother Earth”. She is closely connected with her daughter and is worshipped in the manner of chthonian deities.

        Some believe that it was this period which may have been the beginning of the Pan-Hellenic Eleusinian cult. Subsequently, during the time of Solon (c. B.C.) the Eleusinian Mysteries were made one of the sacred Athenian festivals and a new, larger Telesterion and open courts were built for ceremonies to hide the rituals from the eyes of the uninitiated.   The central story underlying the Eleusinian mystery was that Hades, the God of the Underworld, abducted Persephone from her mother, Demeter. Demeter roughly translates to "mother earth". She was the Goddess of harvest and agriculture. After abducting Persephone, Hades then took her to the underworld. Demeter searched ceaselessly for Persephone.

      The Eleusinian Mysteries (Greek: Ἐλευσίνια Μυστήρια) were a series of initiations held every year in honor of the Greek goddesses Demeter and at the city of Eleusis (from which the name Eleusinian is derived), they are the "most famous of the secret religious rites of Ancient Greece."Scholars have proposed that the power of the Eleusinian Mysteries came also. The Eleusinian Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone in ancient Greece were an initiation into the most profound of human experiences: birth, sexual union, and death/rebirth.


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Persephone of Eleusis book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for : Clare Winger Harris. Persephone of Eleusis: A romance of Ancient Greece Unknown Binding – January 1, by Clare Winger Harris (Author)Author: Clare Winger Harris. 8 rows    Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

[10],[3] p. (last 3 p. blank) ; 20 cmPages: Persephone of Eleusis In this tale of Greece in the fifth century B. C., fact and fiction are so closely intervolved that a detailed explanation of their respective boundaries would be.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Persephone of Eleusis by Clare Winger Harris. Remembering Persephone and the Eleusinian Mysteries The loss of the daughter to mother, the mother to the daughter, is the essential female tragedy.

It was expressed in the religious mystery of Eleusis, which constituted the spiritual foundation of Greek life for two thousand years. THE ELEUSINIAN MYSTERIES OF DEMETER AND PERSEPHONE: Fertility, Sexuality, ancl Rebirth Mara Lynn Keller The story of Demeter and Persephone, mother and daugher naturc goddesses, provides us with insights into the core beliefs by which earl) agrarian peoples of the Mediterranean related to “the creative forces of thcFile Size: KB.

Eleusinian Mysteries, most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece. According to the myth told in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, the earth Persephone of Eleusis book Demeter (q.v.) went to Eleusis in search of her daughter Kore (Persephone), who had been abducted by Hades (Pluto), god of the underworld.

Any book that is a compilation of separate works from separate authors Persephone of Eleusis book inevitably going to suffer from a general lack of flow or cohesion and Persephone's Quest is no exception. Certain parts read better than other, notably Wasson's efforts lead the way in this regard, but as a whole the theories and ideas raised are of the prime by:   As such, I would like to explore some ideas of fullness found in the Mystery Cult at the Sanctuary of Eleusis, a cult established around Demeter and Persephone, which endured for nearly two thousand years and attracted initiates from all over the civilized world (See Carl Kerényi, Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter).

Persephone's Quest book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This book, along with The Road to Eleusis, was pretty much what launched my own study of drugs in ancient Greece, Pharmakon: Plato, Drug Culture, and Identity in Ancient Athens (Lexington, ).

Quotes from Persephone's Ques /5(6). The famous Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone held at Eleusis are just that, a mystery, as the initiated were forbidden from revealing any of the details of the ceremonies involved. We know that from the 6th century BCE, the ceremonies were held twice a year.

The Rites of Eleusis, or the Eleusinian Mysteries, were the secret rituals of the mystery school of Eleusis and were observed regularly from c. BCE - The Rites of Eleusis, or the Eleusinian Mysteries, were the secret rituals of the mystery school of Eleusis and were observed regularly from c.

BCE - : Joshua J. Mark. The Eleusinian Mysteries (Greek: Ἐλευσίνια Μυστήρια) were initiations held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient are the "most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece".

Their basis was an old agrarian cult, and there is some evidence that they were derived from the religious practices of the Mycenean period.

Thus legends concerning her proliferated among the futile plains, and the central ground for her myths were the plains of Eleusis, which were around Athens and Sicily, containing the granaries of the ancient world.

Together with Demeter and Persephone the also was a third deity, Zagreus, who figured in the mysteries of Eleusis. Initially. Demeter and Persephone have come to be the subject of a mystic drama, and Eleusis celebrates with torches the rape of the daughter and the sorrowful wandering of the mother.

Now it seems to me that the terms "orgy" and "mystery" must be derived, the former from the wrath (orge) of Demeter against Zeus, and the latter from the pollution (mysos. Haides, who rules so many, harnessed his immortal horses to the golden chariot.

Persephone climbed on board and beside her Hermes took up reins and goad, and they galloped out of the courtyard. Swiftly they came to the end of the long road. Neither sea nor rivers nor tall-grassed valleys held back the deathless horses – no, nor high mountains either – but they cleared them all on their.

Persephone, Latin Proserpina or Proserpine, in Greek religion, daughter of Zeus, the chief god, and Demeter, the goddess of agriculture; she was the wife of Hades, king of the the Homeric “Hymn to Demeter,” the story is told of how Persephone was gathering flowers in the Vale of Nysa when she was seized by Hades and removed to the underworld.

Queen of fragrant Eleusis, Giver of Earth’s good gifts, give me your grace, O Demeter. you, too, Persephone, fairest, maiden all lovely, I offer song for your favor. —Homer The Mysteries celebrated at Eleusis from Mycenaean to Late Roman times were part of a long tradition of initiatory rituals among the Greek-speaking peoples.

Some of theseFile Size: KB. Hades, wanting a queen, kidnaps Demeter’s only child, Persephone. Demeter wanders the earth in aimless despair, eventually resting in Eleusis in human disguise. One day, the kind family that has been harboring her accidentally discovers her divine nature and offends her.

They build the great temple at Eleusis to appease her anger.Yet, Persephone longed for something more, the comforts of her mother's home and a view of the lush green grass and blue sky up above. Far above the darkness of the Underworld, her mother continued to wander the forlorn earth.

Eventually she found her way to the town of Eleusis.On the 10th day, Hecate and Helios finally tell her what has happened. Demeter flees Olympus in anger and wanders the earth unrecognized until She comes to Eleusis.” (excerpt from Eleusinian Mysteries, Charles River Editors) After a time, Hades agrees to allow Persephone to return but only after offering her a pomegranate to eat.