Kallichoron: Well of Demeter (Eleusis, Greece)

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Title

Kallichoron: Well of Demeter (Eleusis, Greece)

Subject

Sanctuary of Demeter (Eleusis, Greece)
Eleusinian mysteries
Ancient Greek religion
Homeric hymn to Demeter
Demeter (Greek deity)
Persephone (Greek deity)
Hades (Greek deity)
Classical Greece

Description

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, Persephone, by the god of the underworld, Hades. During the Eleusinian Mysteries, one of the most important and popular mystery cults from the Greco-Roman world, initiates would dance around this well in honor of the goddesses, ultimately giving it its name.

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
512 KB
1280 x 960 pixels
72 PPI

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

CG0035

Coverage

Attikē (Greece)
1500 BCE – 396 CE

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