Demeter - Demeter Names: Demeter, Deo/Lat. Ceres Genealogy:...

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Demeter Names: Demeter, Deo//Lat. Ceres Genealogy: Cult place: Eleusis Fields of influence: “giver of fine crops,” bringer of the seasons” Companions: Persephone, Kore “the maiden” Mother/ Daughter romance: -Gods: Patriarchal order of Zeus, subverted by Demeter -Anger of Demeter towards the Olympian marriage arrangement Humans: hosts of the goddess -Anger of Demeter towards foolish mortals: immortality taken away Demeter power over gods and Humans -Lack of sacrifice Resolution: reconciled through rhea -Persephone return (aetiology for the seasons) -Gift of the mysteries (aetiology for the Eleusinian mysteries) The Eleusinian Mysteries The initiands, or Mystai (“those who keep their eyes and / or mouths closed”) -Men, women, slaves, foreigners, rich or poor -Excluded: a. those who did not speak greek b. muderers -After initiation, one could repeat the experience Ritual lasted for a week in early fall
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