Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries
Morford and Lenardon, Chapter Twelve

OverviewImages and Texts

The Myth of Demeter and Persephone: Homeric Hymn to Demeter

Homeric Hymn to Demeter / Outline of Homeric Hymn to DemeterDemeter Slides / Eleusinian Mysteries / Eleusinian Mysteries: Some Documents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demeterís Grief, Anger and Retaliation

Demeter Comes to Eleusis and the Palace of Celeus

Demeter Nurses Demophoon

Hades and Persephone and Her Eating of the Pomegranate

Demeterís Ecstatic Reunion with Persephone

Demeter Restores Fertility and Establishes the Mysteries

                                                           Bernini, Rape of Proseperpina

Interpretations of the Hymn

death and rebirth of the vegetation deity

allegory for spiritual resurrection

aetiology for the seasons

Triptolemus

The Eleusinian Mysteries

Demeter in the Modern World

        Ceres and Cereal

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CERES, A LARGE MURAL PAINTING ON FABRIC BY JOHN NORTON

Demeter Laughed

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