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Eleusinion, also known as “City Eleusinion (Athens)” Gawlinski, Laura


The Eleusinion was the satellite sanctuary for the Eleusinian goddesses (Demeter and Kore) located in the city center of Athens on the north slope of the Akropolis just above the Athenian Agora. The sacred items used in the Eleusinian Mysteries were brought here at the beginning of the festival in order to be returned to Eleusis in a great procession. The remains of a temple to Triptolemos have been uncovered, but the full extent of the sanctuary is unable to be excavated.

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