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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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Homer, the Ancient Greek philosopher

Homer is my favorite Greek philosopher of all time! His influence is still felt today and its even required readings for many high school and university courses. Who is your favorite Greek philosopher?

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Elpis was the god of hope and suffering in ancient Greece

Elpis, the minor Greek goddess of hope, appears in just a few of the epics and histories past down. The fatherless daughter of Nyx, goddess of night, might be classified more as a spirit, or daemon. She is generally referred to as a young woman offering flowers. Her biggest part in the Greek tales is that in Pandora’s Box, where she was used to provide the “moral of the story”. Elpis, the minor Greek goddess of hope, who was so linked to suffering and the plight of mankind provides a momentary reflection in Greek mythology. Her appearance in the unexplained ending of Pandora’s Box will forever give historians and curious readers serious thought for debate. Though Elpis may be originally an undesirable spirit in Ancient Greece, she becomes the mother of Pheme, or fame, which they revered.

How do Greek mythology and art relate?

Knowing some basics of Greek mythology can really help in understanding a lot of art throughout the years. A lot of art is based around concepts of Greek mythology and uses similar inspiration. According to this article, Pandoras Box, Perseus and Andromeda, The Minotaur, Icarus, Leda and the Swan, and Achilles are standout myths.

Who was Horkos in Greek mythology?

Horkos' mother was Eris (goddess of strife) and no one knows who his father is. He is most famously known in the story of Aesop's fables where a man borrows money from someone but has no intention of paying it back. The story best displays the importance of earths in Greek mythology and I'll keeping your word was one of the most important things in the ancient Greek judicial system. Horkos means oath in Greek.

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The Titan God Atlas is the one who held up the world

Atlas is one of my favorite characters in Greek mythology...he is literally the one who held up the world with his extreme strength. He was sent to hold up the earth as a punishment after the war between the Titans and the Olympians.

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