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Flashcards in Thesmophoria Deck (8)
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1
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1st Day

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Anodos (The Way Up)

2
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2nd Day

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Nesteia (Fasting)

3
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3rd Day

A

Festival of Kalligenia

4
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Anodos (The Way Up)

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Procession up the hill of Pynx and sacrifice of pigs thrown into chasm, bailers would grabs pig innards and mix them with seeds back at shrine of thesmophorion

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Nestia (Fasting)

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Reflecting the loss of perspehone, lamenting, women would sit on vitex plant for fertility

6
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Festival of Kalligenia

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Goddess of good birth, most akin to goddess of childbirth, celebrating and fasting

7
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Thesmoi

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things that are laid down, established, mostly linked to laws

8
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Demeter Thesmophoros

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Demeter the Lawgiver, linked to seasons and harvest