Eleusis

Eleusinian gods. Detail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 335-325 BC. St. Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum 1659Map of Greece and the AegeanSanctuary of Demeter in Attica, where she was worshipped with her daugher Persephone. The Eleusinian Mysteries were secret rites which guaranteed the initiates a secure afterlife. They were the occasion of great processions to and from Athens.

Above left: Eleusinian gods. Detail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 335-325 BC. St. Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum 1659 © State Hermitage Museum

Above right: Map of Greece and the Aegean © Beazley Archive, Ian Hiley