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12 Facts About Eleusinian Mysteries
The Eleusinian Mysteries represented the myth of the abduction of Persephone from her mother Demeter by the king of the underworld Hades, in a cycle with three phases: the descent, the search, and the ascent, with the main theme being the ascent () of Persephone and the reunion with her mother.
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Eleusinian Mysteries's was obliged to remain with Hades for six or four months and lived above ground with her mother for the rest of the year.
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One line of thought by modern scholars has been that the Eleusinian Mysteries were intended "to elevate man above the human sphere into the divine and to assure his redemption by making him a god and so conferring immortality upon him".
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Eleusinian Mysteries was one of her original priests, along with Diocles, Eumolpos, Polyxeinus, and Triptolemus, Celeus' son, who had supposedly learned agriculture from Demeter.
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Discovery of fragments of ergot in a temple dedicated to the two Eleusinian Mysteries goddesses excavated at the Mas Castellar site provided legitimacy for this theory.
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Julian attempted to restore the Eleusinian Mysteries and was the last emperor to be initiated into them.
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Eleusinian Mysteries is standing near the omphalos while an unknown female sat nearby on the kiste, holding a scepter and a vessel filled with kykeon.
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Discovery of fragments of ergot in a temple dedicated to the two Eleusinian Mysteries Goddesses excavated at the Mas Castellar site (Girona, Spain) provided legitimacy for this theory.
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