Definition of Eleusinian mysteries in English:

Eleusinian mysteries

Line breaks: Eleu¦sin|ian mys|ter¦ies
Pronunciation: /ˌɛljuːˈsɪnɪən
 
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noun

The annual rites performed by the ancient Greeks at the village of Eleusis near Athens in honour of Demeter and Persephone.
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  • Hadrian himself had worshipped at the ancient shrine of the Eleusinian mysteries in Greece and a variety of mystery religions became respectable and accepted.
  • There he was initiated in the Eleusinian mysteries, visiting many other cities before his return to Rome, via Sicily, in summer 125.
  • Demeter, goddess of the Eleusinian mysteries, progenerated wheat from her womb and delegated it to her son, Triptolemus, to distribute around the world's cultures.

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