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amygdalE

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The sacred Road from Athens to Eleusis is in disrepair and, anyway, I am too old and weak to take it, So, it would be nice for some of you to show it and the ruins of that sacred town, I will attach a study I made some years ago of some related paintings ,[My only correction: Toward the end of the essay: Replace "toilet" by "toilette" or Kore's preparation to meet her spouse.) Notice: Some pictures are copyrighted!
 

paharo45

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The sacred Road from Athens to Eleusis is in disrepair and, anyway, I am too old and weak to take it, So, it would be nice for some of you to show it and the ruins of that sacred town, I will attach a study I made some years ago of some related paintings ,[My only correction: Toward the end of the essay: Replace "toilet" by "toilette" or Kore's preparation to meet her spouse.) Notice: Some pictures are copyrighted!
This is super interesting thank you for sharing

Here is a bit more info that I found online for anyone who doesn't know about this. "The “Sacred Way” was the road from Athens to Eleusis (Elefsina in modern Greek). It was the route taken by a procession celebrating the Eleusinian Mysteries that began at the Sacred Gate in Kerameikos (the Athenian cemetery) and ended at the Sanctuary of Demeter at Eleusis following the same course of today’s “Iera Odos”."

-https://mamakita.gr/following-sacred-way-eleusis/
 
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amygdalE

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The sacred Road from Athens to Eleusis is in disrepair and, anyway, I am too old and weak to take it, So, it would be nice for some of you to show it and the ruins of that sacred town, I will attach a study I made some years ago of some related paintings ,[My only correction: Toward the end of the essay: Replace "toilet" by "toilette" or Kore's preparation to meet her spouse.) Notice: Some pictures are copyrighted!
My attachment (a page from a defunct webside) is absent: Did it fail to be attached, or was it officially deleted? Unfortunately I was unable to cut out the heading, which may be inappropriate for "Worldwide Greeks".
 
My attachment (a page from a defunct webside) is absent: Did it fail to be attached, or was it officially deleted? Unfortunately I was unable to cut out the heading, which may be inappropriate for "Worldwide Greeks".
I copy pasted the link into my browser and it works just fine but I'm not able to click it directly on WWG
 
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This is how Hercules became immortal!

Hercules is my favorite character in Greek mythology! Hercules was a demigod and he earned his freedom and immortality (turning him into a God) by completing tasks set to him by Eurystheus, King of Tiryns and Mycenae. These were called the twelve labours, one of which was killing the minotaur.

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How do Greek mythology and art relate?

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