Nekyia 59

posted July 21st, 2012, 6:05 am


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July 21st, 2012, 6:08 am

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The Anthesteria was just partly a festival of the dead. Mainly it was held in the honour of Dionysos. It took place every spring and lasted for three days. People opened the pithoi with wine that had been stored at the previous vintage and adorned their homes with spring flowers. Social order was interrupted during the feast, as the slaves were allowed to participate. It was also believed that the gates of the Underworld stood open and that the dead freely mingled with the living. Therefore special food was made for the dead, that no one else tasted, and I think that all the temples were closed (except for the sanctuary of Dionysos) so the dead shouldn't pollute them.

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September 20th, 2017, 4:57 pm

bbb35 (Guest)

Well, that worked out

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And it seems Hades, and his priestess have a respect for each other. Also, I love how you draw the furies wings, dark, but elegant :D

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