Salutations to you all, Lovers of Eleusis! May you enjoy a beautiful Zeus’ day!
Let us continue to gather evidences that may help people to come closer again to the true essence and value of the “Gifts of Demeter” - today, a ‘symbolic image' which is very deep and meaningful…!!!
"The women beyond Penthesileia are carrying water in broken pitchers; one is depicted as in the bloom of youth, the other is already advanced in years. There is no separate inscription on either woman, but there is one common to the pair, which states that they are of the number of the uninitiated…There is also in the painting a jar, and an old man, with a boy and two women. One of these, who is young, is under the rock; the other is beside the old man and of a like age to his. The others are carrying water, but you will guess that the old woman’s water-jar is broken. All that remains of the water in the sherd she is pouring out again into the jar. We inferred that these people too were of those who had held of no account the rites at Eleusis. For the Hellenes of an earlier period looked upon the Eleusinian Mysteries as being as much higher than all other religious acts, as the cult dedicated to the Gods is higher than that dedicated to the Heroes." (Paus. 10.31.9-11)