Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Eleusis

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Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Eleusis

Items in the Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Eleusis Collection

Ploutonion: Temple of Hades (Eleusis, Greece)
This photograph shows the ruins of the Ploutonion, a temple dedicated to the god of the underworld, Hades. Classical beliefs prevented the Greeks from referring to Hades by his proper name, so the alias, "Pluto," meaning "Wealth," was used in its…

Kallichoron: Well of Demeter (Eleusis, Greece)
This photograph depicts the Kallichoron, or, the Well Around Which to Dance. According to the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, this well, located in Eleusis, Greece, is the spot where Demeter stopped to rest and weep after the abduction of her daughter,…

Telesterion: Temple of Demeter and Persephone (Eleusis, Greece)
This photograph depicts the Telesterion, the ancient temple dedicated to the goddesses Demeter and Persephone. Located in Eleusis, Greece, the Telesterion was home to one of the most popular Mystery Cults of the ancient Greco-Roman world: i.e. the…

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