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  Eleusis, Greek Mythology Link.
Eleusis, which stands on the Thriasian plain, is a city of Attica, on the Saronic Gulf, northwest of Athens, near the Isthmus of Corinth.
When Demeter came to Eleusis looking for her daughter Persephone, she pretended to be a nurse, and taking care of little Triptolemus, she attempted to make him immortal by putting him in the fire.
Eleusis, they say, was, on a later occasion captured from Megara by Theseus, after he had come to Athens, and in Eleusis he slew the Arcadian Cercyon 1, son either of Branchus and the Nymph Argiope 1, or of Poseidon and Amphictyon's daughter, or of Hephaestus.
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 Echoed Voices: Eleusis April 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Even earlier, the myth of Demeter, the abduction of her daughter Kore by Pluto, god of the underworld, and the subsequent famine caused by Demeter's grief, took form in Crete during the early Minoan period.
The sacred relics were transported from the sanctuary at Eleusis to the agora of Athens, hard by the acropolis.
Eleusis is one of those holy points on the globe where one may feel a special connection simultaneously to earth and universe.
www.echoedvoices.org /Apr2003/Eleusis.html   (1569 words)

  
 Eleusis
Eleusis is the place, where the cult of the goddess Demeter existed many centuries and where the most famous religious festival, called the Eleusinian mysteries were performed in the honour of this deity.
Triptolemos, receiving the seeds from the hands of Demeter, has to teach mankind how to cultivate the fields, while Kore keeps her hand over his head to protect him.This main story is depicted on the great Eleusinian relief (from the half of the 5th century BCE.), exhibited in the Archaeological National Museum in Athens.
The gates of the sanctuary in Eleusis were open only for the initiates - men, women, foreigners who were admitted, but not murderers or barbarians.
www.pantheon.org /articles/e/eleusis.html   (1333 words)

  
 Eleusis (game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The original version of Eleusis was invented by Robert Abbott in 1956, and was published in Martin Gardner's column in the Scientific American in June 1959.
It was named after Eleusis, the home of the Greek Eleusinian Mysteries cult.
In the 1970s Abbott made some major improvements to Eleusis, including the option for a player to become a prophet and try to predict whether each play would be called legal or illegal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eleusis_(game)   (361 words)

  
 ELEUSIS - LoveToKnow Article on ELEUSIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On the south-east side the hall is faced with a portico, extending its whole width; the marble pavement of this portico is a most conspicuous feature of Eleusis at the present day.
The portico was added to the hall by the architect Philo, under Demetrius of Phalerum, about the end of the 4th century B.C. It was never completed, for the fluting of its columns still remains unfinished.
The excavations of Eleusis, and the antiquities found in them, have been published from time to time in the E~fluEpic ApXaLoXo~yud1 and in the HpaKi-uth of the Greek Archaeological Society, especially for 1887 and 1895.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /E/EL/ELEUSIS.htm   (1073 words)

  
 Eleusis
It was also related that in ancient times, the Mystai enroute to Eleusis carried a piglet to be purified in the sea, and then taken to sacrifice in the pits prepared, and later these remains were retrieved to use as fertilizer for the next years crop.
A later tradition was recounted that after the sacrifice, the entire region of Eleusis smelled of roasting pork and the meat may or may not have been consumed as part of the sacrifice.
"The initiate at Eleusis was vividly reminded of her own death, to be sure, when she (or he) was obliged to sacrificially slaughter a pig, whose body was thrown into a noisesome pit with scores of others.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Aegean/3193/sacrifice.htm   (558 words)

  
 Eleusis Takes U.S. Debut in Long Island 'Cap | bloodhorse.com
Gary Tanaka's Eleusis, a 3-year-old filly making her first start in the United States, put away favored Arvada in the final furlong to register her first graded or group win in the $150,000 Long Island Handicap (gr.
Eleusis gave notice that she could be a strong force in the filly and mare turf division next year, winning by by 2 1/4 lengths over longshot Literacy, who edged Arvad for second.
Eleusis, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Diesis, won for the sixth time in seven starts.
www.bloodhorse.com /articleindex/article.asp?id=25277   (530 words)

  
 Greek Mythology: ELEUSIS Demi-Goddess of Eleusis
ELEUSIS was the Demi- GODDESS, heroine or Nymphe of the town of Eleusis.
She was perhaps identical to Gaia (the Earth) specifically representing the fertile soils of Eleusis.
Eleusis also sometimes appears in Greek Vase painting as one of four goddesses (the other three being Persephone, Hekate and Demeter) present at the departure of Triptolemos in his winged chariot on the mission to teach agriculture to mankind.
www.theoi.com /Georgikos/EleusiniosEleusis.html   (229 words)

  
 The Curse of Eleusis
The city of Eleusis, now known as Elefsina, a city between Athens and Corinth, was built around the sanctuary and temple of Demeter, the goddess of crops, which dated back to Mycenaean times.
Finally she came to Eleusis disguised as an old woman and meets the daughters of King Celeus who see her sadness and take her in to meet their mother, Mataniera.
She then commanded the people of Eleusis to build a temple where she would reside and teach them the rites to perform and thus win her favor.
athensguide.com /eleusis   (1072 words)

  
 Eleusis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Between 1917 and 1930 excavations were conducted by K. Kourouniotes, Ephor of Antiquities, and later, from the 1930's until the 1960's, the investigation of the site was continued and completed by K. Kourouniotes, G. Mylonas, and J. Travlos.
The finds are housed in the museum of Eleusis and the National Archaeological Museum.
It was the gathering place of the pilgrims and marked the end of the Sacred Way, which led to Eleusis from Athens.
www.culture.gr /2/21/211/21103a/e211ca04.html   (574 words)

  
 MYSTERIES OF ELEUSIS: Preliminaries by Sanderson Beck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Eleusis means the "place of happy arrival" and is related to Elysion, the realm of the blessed.
In these respects their practice differs from that observed at Eleusis; but the actual mysteries are an imitation of the Eleusinian mysteries, indeed the Phliasians themselves admit that they imitate the rites of Eleusis.
The hero Eleusis, after whom they name the city, is said by some to be a son of Hermes and of Daira, daughter of Ocean; but others have made him the son of Ogygus.
www.san.beck.org /Eleusis-3.html   (5513 words)

  
 Eleusis
Eleusis is a card game of inductive reasoning.
Eleusis has a long publication history, and you can click here for a list of the books that have included it.
So—if your group is playing Eleusis for the first time, here is the best thing to do: Require that the dealer in the first round either pick a rule from the table Samples of some easy secret rules or create a slight variation on one of the easy rules.
www.logicmazes.com /games/eleusis.html   (1702 words)

  
 GREEKISLANDS.COM - ATHENS, THE CAPITAL OF GREECE
In antiquity Eleusis was one of the most important sanctuaries, dedicated to Demeter and her daughter Persephone, and connected to the
Unlike elsewhere in Greece, where religion was open to all, at Eleusis the mysteries were controlled by a small, closed group of initiates who had sworn to uphold the strict confidentiality of the secret rites.
In it are found noteworthy displays of Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman sculpture, as well as ceramics, weapons, copper and gold jewelry from the prehistoric period.
www.greekislands.com /athens/w_attica.htm   (516 words)

  
 The Festival at Eleusis
They were instituted in the city of Eleusis, some twenty-two kilometers west of Athens, possibly as far back as the early Mycenaean period, and continued for almost two thousand years.
"At Eleusis, as in the Orphic-Dionysiac ceremonies, as in the Greco-Oriental mysteries of the Hellenistic period, the mystes submits himself to initiation in order to transcend the human condition and to obtain a higher, superhuman mode of being.
When Eleusis came under the power of Athens, there was expansion of the buildings, and by the time of the dictator Pisistratus in the sixth century BC it was becoming a pan-hellenic cult.
www.mystae.com /restricted/streams/scripts/eleusis.html   (1513 words)

  
 Eleusis - Pathways to Ancient Myth
Legend tells that Eleusis was founded by Eleusis, son of Ogygos of Thebes, before the 15th century BC.
The sources Apollodorus and the Parian Chronicle place the establishment of the cult in the 2nd half of the 15th century BC.
The exact details of the warfare between Athens and Eleusis are not known, but Athens prevailed in the end.
www.calvin.edu /academic/clas/pathways/eleusis/ehis.htm   (213 words)

  
 Ottawa Hypnosis - ePamphlet: Full Spectrum Living
Along the route, which was symbolic of the descent into the underworld or the dark side of humanity, the pilgrims were ritually harassed and insulted by masked men.
At the ceremonies at the Temple of Eleusis, there were ritual immersions in the Mediterranean, sacred dancing and the drinking of sacred potions of diluted wine (related to Dionysus and the fruit of the vine) mixed with an "entheogen" made from fermented barley that enhanced mystical and prophetic visions by the participants.
Analogously, the Greater Mystery at Eleusis, which was performed mostly in a dark sanctuary called the Telesterion, ended with the roof opening up and a flood of Light illuminating the "graduating" celebrants.
ottawahypnosis.com /pamphlets/fullspectrumliving/fullspectrumliving.htm   (1090 words)

  
 Athens : Side Trips : The Sanctuary of Eleusis (Elefsis) | Frommers.com
Although Eleusis was the site of the most famous and revered of all the ancient Mysteries, the present-day site is so grim (surrounded by the horrors, and horrible smells, of the industrial city of Elefsina), that you'll need a very keen interest in either archaeology, mystery cults, or oil refineries to enjoy a visit here.
That said, we must admit that we have one friend who says that Eleusis is her favorite site near Athens.
Eleusis is 23km (14 miles) west of Athens.
www.frommers.com /destinations/athens/0044020519.html   (309 words)

  
 The Road to Eleusis - Chapter I.
Late in August 1927 my bride, as she then was, and I took our delayed honeymoon in the chalet lent to us by the publisher Adam Dingwall at Big Indian in the Catskills.
I will leave to Professor Ruck the discussion of Eleusis but will quote one ancient author, Aristides the Rhetor, who in the 2nd century A. pulled aside the curtain for an instant when he said that what the initiate experienced was "new, astonishing, inaccessible to rational cognition", and he went on:
Eleusis is a shrine common to the whole earth, and of all the divine things that exist among men, it is both the most awesome and the most luminous.
www.druglibrary.org /schaffer/lsd/eleuch1.htm   (4388 words)

  
 Classical Period - Politics
The Eleusinian Mysteries were a cult associated with the god Demeter and her daughter Persephone.
cult rites were performed at Eleusis because it was there, according to the legend, that Demeter found her daughter again after the latter had been carried off by Pluto.
The aim of being initiated was reconciliation with death and expectation of a life beyond the grave.
www.fhw.gr /chronos/05/en/culture/4140eleusinia.html   (397 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Eleusis (Ancient History, Greece) - Encyclopedia
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Excavation of the cemetery began in 1952; graves were found that date from the 7th and 8th cent.
B.C. The temple and a type of theater with rock-cut seats for about 3,000 spectators were uncovered near the modern village of Eleusis.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/E/Eleusis.html   (181 words)

  
 Solaris7 Eleusis Planetary Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Located at the edge of the Periphery, Eleusis is popular for its lakes.
In 2360, the Sultan of Eleusis directed a public works project to lay out a series of small lakes, ponds, and lagoons so that a filigree of water extended for hundreds of miles in all directions.
Suprisingly, Islam is not the predominant religion on Eleusis.
www.solaris7.com /Planets/PlanetInfo.asp?ID=619   (303 words)

  
 Rules of Card Games: Eleusis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Eleusis technically belongs to the eights group, in that players try to get rid of their cards by playing them to a discard pile.
In the 1970's Robbert Abbott made some major improvements to Eleusis, including the option for a player to become a prophet and try to predict whether each play would be called legal or illegal.
Dave Moser has set up a New Eleusis registry where people wishing to play the game can leave their contact deatils, and find details of other players in their area.
www.pagat.com /eights/eleusis.html   (266 words)

  
 Kerényi, C.; Manheim, R., trans.: Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter.
The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world.
Kerenyi holds that the yearly autumnal "mysteries" were based on the ancient myth of Demeter's search for her ravished daughter Persephone--a search that he equates not only with woman's quest for completion but also with every person's pursuit of identity.
Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis.
www.pupress.princeton.edu /titles/3017.html   (208 words)

  
 Eleusis--publication history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The original version of Eleusis was introduced by Martin Gardner in his “Mathematical Games” column in the June 1959 Scientific American.
In 1999, Eleusis was in the Bicycle Official Rules of Card Games, edited by Joli Kansil and Tom Braunlich.
Parlett is the world’s leading expert on card games and this book is an informative and entertaining general collection.
www.logicmazes.com /games/eleusis2.html   (295 words)

  
 Eleusis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On the 14th epheboi brought sacred things from Eleusis.
The main mysteries took place beginning on Boedromion 19th (September) with a procession along the Sacred Way from Athens to Eleusis.
Having arrived at Eleusis, the mystagogus (sponsor of each mystes) led the mystes to the telesterion at night.
plaza.ufl.edu /luxjw/Eleusis.htm   (323 words)

  
 THE MYSTERIES OF ELEUSIS: Contents and Introduction by Sanderson Beck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Though history, archaeology, and art have been taken into consideration, the approach of this essay is phenomenological, concentrating on the experience of the initiates and the nature of the deities.
Neumann states that the feminine mysteries of Eleusis are more connected with proximate realities of everyday life than the more abstract male mysteries.
In many ways the mysteries of Eleusis stand behind Greek religion bound in their secret hearts and veiling their true understanding of death from our notice.
www.san.beck.org /Eleusis-Intro.html   (1093 words)

  
 Demeter: The Cult   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
one of the Hyakinthidai ('daughters of the hyacinth'), grandmother of EUMOLPUS (the first Hierophant at Eleusis) and great-grandmother of KERYX (his son, first Herald at Eleusis) search for the bulbs of some plant (Aristophanes Clouds 187-192), said later to be of the narcissus plant (pseudo-Dioskoreides de materia medica 4.
INITIATION: at night, at Eleusis, in the TELESTERION ('Hall of Initiation'), inside of which was a small building called the ANAKTORON ('King's house' wanax): sacred things kept in baskets (kistai) were 'shown' by the Hierophant
Held the next year (and optional), for the MYSTAI (initiates of the previous year's ceremony) A fresh-cut wheat stalk was 'shown'.
www.csun.edu /~hcfll004/demeter2.html   (427 words)

  
 The Eleusis Project | Introduction
Eleusis was the site of the Eleusinian mysteries, the secret initiation ritual that was celebrated regularly for over two thousand years until the fourth century A.D. The Eleusis Project has as its mission the reempowerment of ritual and the rediscovery of ancient techniques for living in harmony with the Earth.
To provide a space for spiritual retreat, vision quests, a healing center, and wilderness sanctuary.
Through workshops and knowledge-sharing we will enable other permaculture and local communities to benefit from our research.
www.eleusis.org /main.html   (742 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This book is fascinating reading and serves as a meaningful complement to George E. Mylonas's magisterial work, Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries.
Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries by Mylonas Ge in Front Matter (1), Front Matter (2), and Back Matter
But we have to use our imaginations to recreate the feeling it must have given them, the meaning it must have held, in a less cynical age than our own.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0691019150?v=glance   (1861 words)

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