The Eleusinian Mysteries and Rites

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Author: Dudley Wright
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,790 / 78 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.5
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 734
Added to site: 2011.07.04
mnybks.net#: 30331
Genre: Religion
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twelve originally independent cities of Attica, which Theseus is said to have united into a simple state. Leusina now occupies the site, and has thus preserved the name of the ancient city.

Theseus is portrayed by Virgil as suffering eternal punishment in Hades, but Proclus writes concerning him as follows: "Theseus, and Pirithous are fabled to have ravished Helen, and to have descended to the infernal regions--i.e. they were lovers of intelligible and visible beauty. Afterwards Theseus was liberated by Pericles from Hades, but Pirithous remained there because he could not sustain the arduous attitude of divine contemplation."

Dr. Warburton, in his Divine Legation of Moses, gives it as his opinion that Theseus was a living character who once forced his way into the Eleusinian Mysteries, for which crime he was imprisoned on earth and afterwards damned in the infernal regions.

The Eleusinian Mysteries seem to have constituted the most vital portion of the Attic religion, and alway

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