The Cult of Demeter and Persephone | Return of the Gods

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Join us to explore the myth of the abduction of Persephone by the god of the Underworld, Hades, one of the ancient world’s most popular tales. Discover how the search for Persephone, led by her mother the goddess Demeter, inspired the most important cult of the ancient Greek world, the Eleusinian mysteries. 

Find out more about this ancient cult and what the archaeological findings reveal about it in this fascinating talk by Dr Georgia Petridou, Reader in ancient Greek history at the University of Liverpool.

Trigger Warning - This myth contains references to death and dying, kidnapping, abduction and sexual assault. 

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the content we recommend this event for ages 12+

This event takes place in the Treasure House Theatre in World Museum.