The initiation in the mysteries of Eleusis lasted nine days.
Prototype, a procession to Eleusis or elsewhere: the Panathenaic, possibly.
Ceremonies at Eleusis, in honour of Demeter, observed with great secrecy.
The festivals of Carthage were said to be similar to those of Eleusis.
Orpheus says, this descent was made through the Cecropian cave in Attica, not far from Eleusis.
In Eleusis he killed Cercyon, the Arcadian, in a wrestling match.
He got as far as Eleusis, but there the soldiers lost heart, and the attempt was detected.
It was the high-priest of the mysteries of Eleusis, whom also he had impatiently expected.
Eleusis, like other cities, began as a hill-fort; it still has its akropolis, part of the circuit of whose wall can be traced.
Not an inhabited house was there when Spon and Wheler rode to Eleusis.