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ELEUSIS
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ελευσις Eleusis Eleusis Of Eleusis (town)
Demeter, goddess of agriculture, & Plutus | Apulian red figure loutrophoros C4th B.C. | J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Eleusis & Eniatus (Year), Apulian red-figure
loutrophoros C4th B.C., The J. Paul Getty Museum

ELEUSIS was the demi-goddess, heroine or nymph of the town of Eleusis. She was one of the attendants of the goddess Demeter in the Eleusinian Mysteries. Eleusis was also a title of the goddess.

Image right : Eniatos (Year) stands beside a goddess labelled Eleusis (probably here the Eleusinian Demeter rather than the eponymous goddess Eleusis). She is seated on cushions and holds in her hand the four-headed Eleusinian torch.

PARENTS
Nowhere stated
OFFSPRING
TRIPTOLEMOS, EUBOULEOS (by Trokhilos) (Pausanias 1.14.3)

Pausanias, Description of Greece 1. 14. 3 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"It is said, then, that when Demeter came to Argos she was received by Pelasgos into his home, and that Khrysanthis (Chrysanthis), knowing about the rape of Kore (Core) [Persephone], related the story to her. Afterwards Trokhilos (Trochilus), the priest of the mysteries, fled, they say, from Argos because of the enmity of Agenor, came to Attika and married a woman of Eleusis, by whom he had two children Eubouleos (Eubulus) and Triptolemos. That is the account given by the Argives."


Sources:

  • Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.