The Eleusinian Mysteries

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Ritual: the Eleusinian Mysteries 9-day annual festival in Athens and Eleusis truce held for 55 days
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Eleusinian Mysteries: The Greater Mysteries Day 1: Hiera brought to Athens; assembly at agora for the future initiates Day 2: Pig is taken to the sea, participants and the pig are purified in the sea Day 3: Pig is sacrificed; prayers Day 4: Honor paid to Asklepios Day 5: Procession to Eleusis: apotropaic insults at bridge, statue of Iacchus carried,
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Unformatted text preview: torches used at night Day 6: in Eleusis: fasting; drinking of kykaeon; secrets in teleusterion (dramatic enactment, revelation of sacred objects, uttering of certain words) Day 7: Continuation of previous day's activities Day 8: Conclusion of ceremonies Day 9: Return to Athens...
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