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Persephone, Queen of the Underworld. And she descends sometime in October and her descent is celebrated at Hallows  because it symbolizes our own contact with our subconscious over the inner winter time to come.

Persephone, Queen of the Underworld. And she descends sometime in October and her descent is celebrated at Hallows because it symbolizes our own contact with our subconscious over the inner winter time to come.

The Eleusinian Mysteries  (Greek: Ἐλευσίνια Μυστήρια) were initiation ceremonies held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece.They are the "most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece". It is thought that their basis was an old agrarian cult which probably goes back to the Mycenean period (c. 1600 – 1100 BC)and it is believed that the cult of Demeter was established in 1500 BC.The mysteries represented the myth of the abduction of…

The Eleusinian Mysteries (Greek: Ἐλευσίνια Μυστήρια) were initiation ceremonies held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece.They are the "most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece". It is thought that their basis was an old agrarian cult which probably goes back to the Mycenean period (c. 1600 – 1100 BC)and it is believed that the cult of Demeter was established in 1500 BC.The mysteries represented the myth of the abduction of…

Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.  When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BC

Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature. When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BC

Persephone and Hades --- I love this take on hades and persephone. I think this was what happened

Persephone and Hades --- I love this take on hades and persephone. I think this was what happened

Persephone was a beautiful Goddess Queen of the Underworld, wife of the god Hades. She was also the Goddess of Spring Growth, who was worshiped alongside her mother Demeter. #myth

Persephone was a beautiful Goddess Queen of the Underworld, wife of the god Hades. She was also the Goddess of Spring Growth, who was worshiped alongside her mother Demeter. #myth

Ishtar is the East Semitic Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex. The gatekeeper let Ishtar into the underworld, opening one gate at a time.

Ishtar is the East Semitic Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex. The gatekeeper let Ishtar into the underworld, opening one gate at a time.

Apollo is holding a phiale for Nike "Victory" to pour a libation - Roman relief marble, circa 1st c. AD - at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Apollo is holding a phiale for Nike "Victory" to pour a libation - Roman relief marble, circa 1st c. AD - at the Cleveland Museum of Art

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