Eleusinian mysteries

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Eleusinian mysteries

pl.n.
The ancient religious rites celebrated at Eleusis in honor of Demeter.

[From Latin Eleusīnius, of Eleusis, from Greek Eleusīnios, from Eleusīs, Eleusīn-, Eleusis.]

Eleusinian mysteries

pl n
(Classical Myth & Legend) a mystical religious festival, held in September at Eleusis in classical times, in which initiates celebrated Persephone, Demeter, and Dionysus

El•eu•sin′i•an mys′teries

(ˌɛl yʊˈsɪn i ən)
n.pl.
the mysteries, celebrated annually at Eleusis and Athens in ancient times, in memory of the abduction and return of Persephone and in honor of Demeter and Dionysus.
[1635–45; <Latin Eleusīni(us) of Eleusis (< Greek Eleusinios)]
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