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"She [Gaia the Earth] lay with Ouranos (Sky) and bare deep-swirling Okeanos, Koios and Krios and Hyperion and Iapetos, Theia and Rhea, Themis and Mnemosyne and gold-crowned Phoibe and lovely Tethys. After them was born Kronos the wily, youngest and most terrible of her children." - Hesiod
(Source: tanaquil, via theancientworld)
Archaeological site of Eleusis, one of the most important in Greece, is only half an hour from the center of Athens.
Eleusis is the place where the cult of the goddess Demeter existed for many centuries and where the most famous religious festival, called the Eleusinian mysteries, were performed in the honor of this deity.
The sanctuary and its cult have roots in the Mycenaean period (1500 - 1425 BCE). The ritual was originally local and it probably an agrarian aspect. The Athenians established this cult as Panhellenic during the period of Peisistratus. It flourished under the Romans until the proscription of the cult by Theodosius and the destruction of the sanctuary by the Goths about 400 AD.
"Eleusis." Encyclopedia Mythica from Encyclopedia Mythica Online.
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