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Eleusinian Mystery Rites Drink May Have Been Hallucinogenic

Kykeon, the mysterious drink from the past linked to the Eleusinian Mysteries -- few know of its existence, and fewer still speak or write about it. By Giorgio Pintzas Monzani But it was an essential part of a ritual that took...

Historic Greek City of Eleusis to Become "European Culture Capital 2021"

Only 20 km (12 miles) from Athens, Elefsina (Eleusis) is an ancient city which became an industrial hub in the nineteenth century. Over the last several decades, however, it turned into a rather drab, tired post-industrial town. But now the...

Eleusis and the Great Mysteries Exhibition Opens at Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum is hosting an exhibition of the most important artifacts brought to light by the archaeological excavation in Eleusis (Elefsina in Greek). Titled Eleusis and the great mysteries, the exhibition will highlight the unique statue of the “Fleeing...