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This Group explores the most ancient Greek writings on the Demeter Orgia; later called the Eleusinian Mysteries. You don't need to know ancient Greek. Most members don’t.

Photo: P.Oxy.4708, Elegiac poem, Archilochus, Published 2005.

THESIS: The ancient Greek texts are the best information source on the Eleusinian (and other) mysteries; rather than opinions and theories of recent writers out to sell their ideas.

METHOD: We examine Greek Orgia and Mysteries in their original context, according to the earliest writings. Modern works should NOT be presented, unless their ancient sources are cited in the post.

SPAM: Zero Tolerance.

NOTE: No belief bashing; of any group or individual. Warning! The Group is moderated, but some posts may use sexually descriptive words when clarity requires it.

Joseph, Group Owner.

KEYWORDS: Ancient Greek, Orgia, Orgies, Eleusis, Mysteries, mystery cults, Mythology, Hellenic Religion, Mother goddess, Earth Mother, Magna Mater, Hymn to Demeter, Deo, Persephone, Kore, Hecate, Hekate, Gaia, Ge Themis, Rhea, Cybele, Dionysus, Iacchus, Bacchus, Bacchylides, Bacchae, Bacchanalia, Homeric Hymns, Iambe, Iambic, Baubo, Thesmophoria, Orphic, Samothracian, Kabeirian, Zeus Sabazian, Sarapis, Sothus, Corybantes, Cabeiri, Attis, Phrygians, Mithras, Gods, Goddesses, Burial Mounds, Ziggurat, Kurgans, phallic, clitoric, stele, stela, pillars, Initiates, Epopteia, Epoptikos, Nuktipolois, Magi, Lenais, Muesis, Mustais, Reconstructionist, Hellenismos.

Theogeny, Catalogue of Women, Eoiae, Works and Days, Hesiod, Homer, Herodotus, Pindar, Heraclitus, Archilochus, Semonides, Hipponax, Plato, Manetho, Septuagint, Clement of Alexandria, Suda, Theo of Smyrna, Iamblichus, Neo-Platonic, Gnostic, Gnosis, Gnosticism, Manuscripts, Inscriptions, Codex, Codicies, Papyrus, Papyri, Dishna, Bodmer, Oxyrhinchus, Nag Hammadi.

Aeolic, Epic, Doric, Ionic, Boeotian, Hellenic, Koine, Linear-B, Egyptian, Coptic, Sahidic, Bohairic.

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  • 69
  • Greek Mythology
  • May 22, 2006
  • English

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