Sanctuary 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