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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Eleusinian mysteries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The ceremonies began in Athens on 16th Boedromion with the celebrants washing themselves in the sea at Phaleron[?] and sacrificing a young pig at the Eleusinion on 17th Boedromion.
The procession to Eleusis began at Kerameikos (the Athenian cemetery) on the 19th Boedromion and the people walked to Eleusis, along the Sacred Way, swinging branches called bakchoi along the way.
At a certain spot along the way, they shouted obscenities in commemoration of Iambe, an old woman who had made Demeter smile as she mourned the loss of her daughter.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/el/Eleusinian_mysteries   (1336 words)

 Archaic Period - Culture -
In addition, in contrast to the Eleusinian mysteries and those of the Great Gods in Samothrace, the Bacchic ones did not have a permanent sanctuary, or a hierarchical priesthood, or hieratic families.
They were based on local traditions of orgies, that is festivals of raving attendants of the god, which were organized and conducted by wandering priests, the so-called "bakchoi" or "mystai".
The older record of such priests is owed to Heraclitus, and we also know that during the Classical period foreigners could also be initiated in this groups.
www2.fhw.gr /chronos/04/en/culture/432rel_myst_mysteries2.html   (331 words)

 Amazon.com: Bakchoi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Branches called bakchoi (myrtle tied with wool) were...
the narthex-bearers, but few are bakchoi' seems to indicate that.
The larger gold leaves mention bakchoi, Bakchios, and Persephone and thus...
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Bakchoi&index=blended&page=1   (1064 words)

 What Is Done by the Two in Darkness
She goes beyond the intoxication of wine, the characteristic maenad dance with thrown-back head of vase paintings, to the pure madness and ecstasy of a spirit wedding the god.
34) -- a narthex being a symbolic cane of Dionysos, bakchoi mystics of the cult.
As with women at the Anthesteria, "not virgins, but only women could be bakchoi, and married couples could be initiated together." Kerényi sees a whole range of gradations between a vision-ary higher connection and a nice evening fuck.
www.widdershins.org /vol5iss4/06.htm   (7239 words)

This is also done among the African Thonga with rattles, in Tibet with horns, and in Bali with singers.
Perhaps it was done with the flute or castinets among the Bakchoi.
Some maenads wore coronets woven with the seed heads of the opium poppy.
www.carnaval.com /maenads   (1443 words)

The ritual was, of course, exclusive to Athens and Eleusis, and not held elsewhere.
"The god of wine and ecstasy was worshipped everywhere; every drinker in fact could claim to be a servant of this god." However, the mystery layer of cults involving Dionysus has been confirmed by the gold tablet of Hipponion, mentioning the mystai (initiates) and bakchoi (initiates of Dionysus) on their way to the netherworld.
There was no center for Bacchic mysteries, spread as they were from the Black Sea to Egypt and from Asia Minor to southern Italy.
www.ladywinterwolf.fcpages.com /hellenism.html   (1430 words)

 TICKED.COM: Asian Side of Sydney
On the other side of the aisle was a dozen different types of bananas laid out beside banana flowers and stalks.
Then came more unknown vegetables such as small round Asian eggplants, bakchoi, green papaya, lotus stems, taro, yambeans, choko and pandan.
The meats were also fascinating with about seven dozen ducks hanging by their necks and freshly cooked pork that was delicious with a honey soy glaze.
www.ticked.com /cheapcharlie/2000/cholympics3.htm   (813 words)

 Kyril's Journal -- April 13, 2005
Upstairs were tanks of live crab, shrimp, and prawns.
I ordered shrimp in lobster sauce and we shared the hot and sour soup, and sautéed bakchoi.
She had baked crab in garlic sauce, which arrived in shell without tongs, hammers, or anything other than chopsticks to eat it with.
www.paganpaths.org /~KyrilO/2005/04/05april13.htm   (451 words)

 Retard Riot Reviews » Food
While you wait for the broth to boil you order from a large menu of raw ingredients.
I like dumplings, fish balls, squid, spinach, baby bakchoi, pork, beef, tofu, sprouts, and the list goes on… When the pot is hot it starts boil.
By that time your plates of raw meats & vegetables should be arriving.
retardriot.com /reviews/?cat=3   (750 words)

 Manila Mango in Bay Area
Does that mean they are not suitable for Bay Area's climate?
The following thread was started by Bakchoi on April 28, 2005 at 1:15 pm PST
If you are interested in mangoes, you might find informative the Cloudforest cafe thread called the "California Mango Report" dated March 21, and the most recent "California Mango Report" thread started on May 1.
www.cloudforest.com /cafe/forum/22458.html   (225 words)

 Neko Obsession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The store owner came in from the back room.
He came in and caught her feasting on the bakchoi.
Then the owner picked up a long slender bamboo boom and started swinging.
www.angelfire.com /gundam/sarahcatspy/Neko.html   (512 words)

Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy, was worshipped everywhere; every drinker in fact could claim to be a servant of this god.
The existence of mysteries proper, of personal and secret initiations with the promise of eternal bliss in the beyond, has recently been confirmed by the gold tablet of Hipponion, mentioning the mystai and bakchoi on their 'sacred way' in the netherworld.
Yet there is no local center for Bacchic mysteries, in contrast to Eleusis; they seem to have appeared everywhere from the Black Sea to Egypt and from Asia Minor to southern Italy." (p.5, Burkert)
www.homestead.com /bibleorigins*net/Presuppositions.html   (7982 words)

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