University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Susan Kane

Kore’s Return

Statuary from the Sanctuary

By: Susan Kane

The Thesmophoria are a Greek festival containing mys­teries…They are celebrated, according to the more mythical account, because when Kore was seized by Plouto while picking flowers, there was a swineherd named Eubouleus tending his pigs in that place and they were all swallowed up in the chasm along with Kore. Women known as Bailers (Antletrial), […]