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  • The Eleusinian Mysteries

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    official day for the Mysteries, the twenty-fourth of Boedromion was when the Archon Basileus conducted a report on the Mysteries inside the Eleusinion at Athens due to Solonian law (280). The roots of the Eleusinian Mysteries are embedded in the mythological narrative of the rape of Persephone.

  • The Eleusinian Mysteries Of Ancient Greece

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    The Eleusinian Mysteries Religion is interwoven in the social, cultural and economic life of all civilisations and Ancient Greece was no exception. Typically, most religion in Ancient Greece was civic in nature, however, in the fifth century B.C., mystery religions began to gain popularity. Shrouded in secrecy, the mystery religions provided a more personal approach to religion, fascinating initiates and capturing the imagination of the Greek populace. The most popular of these mystery cults was

  • Greek Religion By Walter Burkert

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    In “Greek Religion”, Walter Burkert informs his readers mostly about the Greeks’ religious beliefs. In section one, Burkert begins to discuss the history of the Early Bronze Age, such as the vocabulary of Indo-European and the religion of the Minoan-Mycenaeans. He mentions the different cult places which include: caves, temples, graves, as well as peak, tree, and house sanctuaries. For example, a cult includes the Minoan Tree and Pillar Cult; the pillars and trees were sacred, however, they were

  • Abduction Of Persephone Essay

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    search, and ascent were all depicted. The Eleusinian Mysteries were the “most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece,” (Eleusinian Mysteries 1). There were lesser and greater mysteries, with the latter taking place in September through October. The mysteries were very secretive and not well documented. Not much is known about the details of the rites, but initiates of the cult were promised a reward in the afterlife (Eleusinian Mysteries 1). The story of Persephone’s abduction would

  • Innocence And Maturation In Thomas Hart Benton's Persephone

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    Innocence and maturation are two key aspects of the human experience. The innocent mind allows you to live with less doubt and worry but it leaves you vulnerable to manipulation and people taking advantage of you. Thomas Hart Benton’s Persephone portrays the myth of Persephone and Hades. The Rape of Persephone goes as so; Zeus gives Persephone to Hades to have as his wife. Persephone is out and about and Hades takes her to the Underworld. A heartbroken Demeter, goddess of harvest and agriculture

  • Mabon : The Tale Of Lobeth, The Welsh God

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    History/Mythology — Celtic/Welsh: The tale of Mabon ap Modron, the Welsh God, (the “great son of the great mother”), also known as the Son of Light, the Young Son, or Divine Youth, is celebrated. The Equinox is also the birth of Mabon, from his mother Modron, the Guardian of the Outerworld, the Healer, the Protector, the Earth. Mabon was taken after he is a mere three nights old (some variations of the legend say he is taken after three years). Through the wisdom of the living animals — the Stag

  • Persephone : The Homeric Hymn To Demeter

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    The Homeric Hymn to Demeter addresses the fate of Persephone is in the hands of others and is removed from freedom of choice as she is portrayed as a minor. In effect, it is symbolic of the power family holds as the actions of her mother, her father Zeus and her husband Hades determine her path. The text accustoms nickname Persephone throughout the passage as the ‘Core’, the ‘Girl’, or ‘Virgin’. These nicknames assume her role as an underage girl not responsible for her life decisions. The Hymn begins

  • Photography and The Gothic

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    there are inhabitants around, but not seen or directly noticed. The element of isolation in nature is demonstrated in The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Turn of the Screw by Udolpho and the House at Bly through their setting in isolated landscapes with weak tethers to the rest of civilization. The idea of overcoming this isolation is also present in the novels. Emily in The Mysteries of Udolpho escapes the isolation to safety. The Governess in The Turn of the Screw hopes to do the same by connection with

  • Analysis of Third Person Narratives of Two Novels

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    work is (whether that be fiction or not) and they will all probably say the same four things: plot, setting, characters, and narration. This is also true for the three novels we have studied thus far in class: Vathek, The Castle of Otranto, and The Mysteries of Udolpho. The dark ‘gloomth’ setting, the larger-than-life characters, and the supernaturally centered plot lines all make these books Gothic novels, but how would one characterize the narrators? If there is anything that these three novels we

  • The Castle of Otranto & Northanger Abbey Comparison paper.

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    Danny C. Dumoulin. Dumoulin 1. Dr. Lynne Crockett. Gothic Literature. Nov. 11, 2013. Comparison on both novels: The Castle of Otranto & Northanger Abbey The Castle of Otranto was written in 1764, by Horace Walpole. This novel is a Gothic novel, and I will be writing an essay about this novel to show, and explain how Gothic it is. I will be picking a specific character to explain