EP 15: Eleusinian Mysteries - The Only Way To Save Your Butt
... Welcome to Episode 15, where we travel back to Athens in our mythology time machine for one grand purpose: We seek to experience the famous Eleusinian Mysteries.
The Mysteries were a must-attend, life-or-death ritual. Those who successfully participated were assured a pleasant afterlife. And those who did not attend were herded by Hades into a dismal place equivalent to Hell …
A gift to mortals by the goddess Demeter, the Eleusinian Mysteries were held in the town of Eleusis for more than a thousand years. They were so sacred that all who attended took vows of secrecy — and faced death sentences if they revealed what they saw.
Narrated by mythologist and best-selling author, Patrick Garner, Garner's Greek Mythology is unlike any other Greek history series. Here these divine beings are viewed as if they were anything but mythical...
If you love these podcasts, you'll also enjoy new stories about the gods in Garner's novel Homo Divinitas, now available as an audio book on Amazon.com and Audible.com.
(Musical score includes selections from Fesliyan Studios and Free Sounds Library. "Ambience, Large Crowd, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org, and "Booing and heckling", by Processaurus of Freesound.org)