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Demeter’s Daughters: Women of the Thesmophoria

By Mary E. Naples, M.A. In the indigo light of the early morning, wearing white robes and carrying torches, the pious women ascended the hill to the Thesmophorion (sanctuary to Demeter) in observance of their three day long annual festival honoring Demeter, goddess of the harvest, and her daughter Persephone. Were they chanting? Were they