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Location of Eleusis

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Eleusis, the town where the cult of Demeter was celebrated, was 14 miles northwest of Athens. The Mysteries took place inside a building called the Telesterion; unlike Greek temples which were surrounded by columns and offered a view of their inside, the Telesterion had walls on all sides, indicating the secret nature of the mysteries and the privacy maintained by those initiated.


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