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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Rites, initiation into which, as religiously conducive to the making of good men and good citizens, was compulsory on every free-born Athenian, celebrated annually at Eleusis in honour of Demeter and Persephone, and which lasted nine days.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Eleusinian Mysteries'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/e/eleusinian-mysteries.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.