Eleusis, the Sacred Place of Demeter
Last Update: 23 Mar 2021
Eleusis, a Sacred City of Ancient Greece
Eleusis in Attica was one of the 5 holy cities of Ancient Greece, along with Athens
Eleusis was founded around 2000 BC, 20 km outside Athens. Due to its advantageous location, Eleusis quickly developed into a very powerful and fortified city.
The Eleusinian Mysteries
Eleusis is chiefly known as the place of worship of the Greek goddess Demeter
, the goddess of vegetation. The "Eleusinian Mysteries" in honor of Demeter were performed for over two thousand years and attracted pilgrims from all over the known world.