Ploutonion: Temple of Hades (Eleusis, Greece)

CG0034.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Ploutonion: Temple of Hades (Eleusis, Greece)

Subject

Persephone and Hades
Eleusinian mysteries
Ancient Greek religion
Temples, Greek--Greece
Hades (Greek deity)
Classical Greece
Homeric hymn to Demeter

Description

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 stead. The temple was built into the recesses of the cave where it was believed Persephone descended to and ascended from the underworld every year. In this sense, this small cave at Eleusis was believed to be the entrance to the underworld.

Creator

Proctor, Christopher

Date

03-June-2007

Rights

Noncommercial Reuse: The author of this work gives permission for this digital image to be reused
without modification for research and educative endeavors. Please cite the digital resource according to the convention provided by Omeka.

Format

image/jpg
524 KB
1280 x 960 pixels
72 PPI

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

CG0034

Coverage

Attikē (Greece)
1500 BCE – 396 CE

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