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The inhabitants (2)

Worships of the inhabitants


Demeter: queen of the land of sweet Eleusis and sea-girt Paros (Homeric Hymn To Demeter 2.491)
Tellis appears as a youth in years, and Cleoboea as still a maiden, holding on her knees a chest such as they are wont to make for Demeter. All I heard about Tellis was that Archilochus the poet was his grandson, while as for Cleoboea, they say that she was the first to bring the orgies of Demeter to Thasos from Paros.(Paus. 10,28,3)
The special cult of Demeter at Paros is attested by the title Demetrias applied to the whole island. Archilochus composed a hymn to Demeter at Paros. The cult is also known by an inscr. from Paros "demetri thesmophoroi kai korei kai dii euboulei kai baboi (= Bauboi)." An ear of corn and the head of Demeter are common types on the coinage.

Local proverbs


break treaties like the Parians

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