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1
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Religion

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Explanation of Demeter’s Temple at Elusis

2
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Time

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Seasons, Winter When Persephone Goes Back to Underworld

3
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The Search

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Demeter Searches for Persephone, Comes to Elusis, Made Guest by Queen, Tries to Make Son (Demophoon) Immortal, Caught by Queen, Forced to Build Temple

4
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1st-4th Days of Festival

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Examination of the Initiates to Participate, Fasting, Drinking of the Kykeon, Singing, Dancing, Bathing with Sacrifice of Personal Pigs for Ritual Purification

5
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1st Day (or Before)

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Procession From Elusis to Athens Carrying the Hiera

6
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5th Day

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Procession Transporting the Hiera From Athens Back to Elusis Headed by a Statue of Bacchus, Bacchus (Fertility Wand) Carried by the Initiates, Hazing of Initiates by Priests and Priestesses to Instill Humility in the Throng

7
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6th-7th Days

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The Dromena, Re-enactment of the Demeter/Persephone Story, Mating of Demeter’s Priestess and the High Priest, the Hierophant, Initiates Drink Modified Kykeon (Gets Them High) as They Prepared for the Deiknymena

8
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8th Day

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Informal Procession Back to Athens

9
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9th Day

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Formal Accounting to the Athenian Council as to the Success of the Festival Proceedings

10
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Dromena

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“The Things Done”

11
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Deiknymena

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“The Things Shown”

12
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Legomena

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“The Things Said”

13
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Hierophant

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“Shower of the Holy Things”

14
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Kykeon

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Mixture of Water and Barley That Initiates Drank

15
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Telesterion

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Demeter’s Great Elusinian Tempe

16
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Anaktoron

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Rectangular Stone Shrine in Middle of Telesterion, Used for Bull Sacrifice

17
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Hiera

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“The Sacred Objects”

18
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Mystai

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1st Time Participants in the Festival

19
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Epoptai

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“The Watchers” Who Were Present at Least for the 2nd Time

20
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Gephyrismoi

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“Bridge Antics”, Hazing of the Initiates During the 5th Day