Eleusinian mysteries

plural noun
  1. 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 Bacchus.

Origin of Eleusinian mysteries

First recorded in 1635–45
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British Dictionary definitions for eleusinian mysteries

Eleusinian mysteries

pl n
  1. a mystical religious festival, held in September at Eleusis in classical times, in which initiates celebrated Persephone, Demeter, and Dionysus
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