Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

The Adonia Festival

The Adonia were festivals that were held in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Adonis to celebrate nature. Pottery depicting the Adonia FestivalThe celebrations were held all over Greece, usually during springtime. They lasted for two days and only women were allowed to participate.

-On the first day, the women opened their hair and freed their breasts and mourned over the death of Adonis. The god was represented with wax figures which were thrown into the nearby rivers by the end of the day.
- On the second day, the mourning came to an end and the resurrection of Adonis was celebrated with great joy and wild dances.

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A spring festival to celebrate nature