Eleusis has ratings and 6 reviews. Barnaby said: The only other book I’ve spent any time with by Kerényi is his Greek Gods, which I found encyclope. : Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter: pages. Dimensions: in. x in. x Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was. Get this from a library! Eleusis: archetypal image of mother and daughter. [Karl Kerényi].

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The Question of the Origins. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Kerenyi holds that the yearly autumnal “mysteries” were based on the ancient myth of Demeter’s search for her ravished daughter Persephone–a search that he equates not only with woman’s quest for completion but also with every person’s pursuit of identity. Dec 05, Sam Grace rated it really liked it Shelves: Ryan rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Thus, the Mysteries must not have centered around either of these events.


It probably should have been included as an appendix, as it’s relatively short. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. Looking at the tendency to “see visions,” C. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Amazon Dauvhter Digital Educational Resources. He uses multiple sources, art as well as writings. An exile from his native Hungary, Kerenyi wrote extensively on Greek mythology and played an important role in its revival.

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Demeters Journey to Hades. Account Options Sign in. Kerenyi does a wonderful job, in this scholarly book, of trying to put his finger on mohher nature of the vision.


What about tantalizing poetic hints that Demeter, like earlier mother goddesses, might have descended to the underworld herself in search of her daughter? Volume 16 of Mythos: Elizabeth Siddal rated it it was amazing Mar 04, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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