DEMETER-MYTHS of FERTILITY. FEMALE GAIA (GE)=Mother Earth came from sexless CHAOS. From Gaia sprang the world: Sky, Mountains, Sea, and the Olympians and humans
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TELESTERION Temple of Demeter
Unique in Architecture. Ordinary Greek temple to be viewed from exterior, the interior was to hold the god’s statue
-THE TELESTERION was built to receive thousands of people under its roof
Departure of Triptolemos Makron Painter, 490-480 BC. Attic red-figured skyphos. The eleusinian prince on the chariot. Persephone stands in front of with a torch and an oinochoe. Behind her nymph Eleusis, and behind Triptolemos, Demeter.
Demeter on the left (holding a staff in her left hand, authority emblem, more restrained)-Triptolemos-Kore Relief 440 BC- Athens Archaeological Museum
Attic red-figured bell-krater. Hecate with torches leads Persephone accompanied by Hermes from the underworld while Demeter, holding a sceptre, waits. The moment of reunion. With Inscriptions to identify figures. C. 440 B.C. (41 cm)
Plaster cast: Height: 51cm. Copy of a fragment of marble relief. 425-400 BC. probably from the Temple of Nemesis at Rhamnous. was purchased for Munich in 1853 now in Munich, Glyptothek/