The Greek Eleusinian mysteries had, at their heart, the myth of Demeter and Persephone. The Homeric Hymn to Demeter is essential to this story. This outstanding Princeton University Press book gives a parallel translation by Helene Foley, together with many essays from various authors, all exploring various aspects of the text, the myth, women in ancient Greece and - yes - the Eleusinian Mysteries.  It is recommended for those serious about ancient Greek goddesses and for those who have a calling to understanding mystery cults in the ancient world, precursors to modern mystery religions such as Gardnerian-Alexandrian Craft.

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994. 297 pages, paperback. New.

Homeric Hymn to Demeter - Helene Foley, ed

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