Montag, 25. Februar 2008

Video: "Eleusinian Mysteries, Dyonisus and his cult - a history"

Video: "Eleusinian Mysteries, Dyonisus and his cult - a history" von "SirMixItAllUp" bei Youtube

Beschreibung des Videoclips:

An extract from a documentary on the Greek Gods, it tells the story of the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece.

Elysian mysteries explored, then story of Dionysis, his cult and theatre.

Historical images, interviews with Prof. Margaret Miles and Dr. Mary R. Lefkowitz, and visits to archeological sites.

Cicero said of the Mysteries that Athens had given to mankind "nothing finer..., and as they are called an initiation (initia), so indeed do we learn in them the basic principles of life, and from them acquire not only a way of living in happiness but also a way of dying with greater hope" (De legibus, 2.36).

from the cults entered the words "mystical", "mystery", and "mysterious" into the English language and Christian worship....In the Greek Orthodox Church "mystery" is the word for "sacrament".

'Eλευσίνια Μυστήρια, 'Eλευσίς , Δημήτηρ, Περσεφόνη, Persephónē, κόρη, Διόνυσος or Διώνυσος