To her is attributed the institution of the Eleusinian mysteries in Greece, the most popular of all the ancient initiations.
Thus (i. 232) controversy, it seems, still rages among scholars as to ‘the object of the Eleusinian mysteries.’
So might the priests of old have regarded a Cook's tourist, asking to be personally conducted through the Eleusinian mysteries.
Among rites of the backward races, none, perhaps, so closely resembles the Eleusinian mysteries as the tradition of the Pawnees.
This fact is sometimes used as an argument in favour of the Egyptian origin of the Eleusinian mysteries.
Pausanias is the authority for a statement by the Phliasians that they imitated the Eleusinian mysteries.
At length a rising genius demonstrated how Virgil could not have described the Eleusinian mysteries in the sixth book of the neid.
Julian strived in vain to infuse new life into the vanishing cult, but it was too late—the Eleusinian mysteries were dead.
Nero sought admission into the Eleusinian mysteries, but was rejected because of the many slaughters connected with his name.