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Haloa, Halos: threshing floor

Dedication: Demeter

City : Eleusis, Athens

Date : Poseideon (December)

Procession from Athens to Eleusis. Triptolemus was Demeter's first priest and inventor of agriculture.

Hyacinthia (Υακίνθια)

Dedication: Hyacinthus

City : Amyclae and Sparta

Date : Three-day festival, held annually

Held in honor of the Spartan youth, Hyacinthus, son of Amyclae. He was lover of Apollo, but the god accidentally killed him with a miscast discus. Athletic contests were held to commemorate his death and the festival lasted for 3 days, each year at his tomb in Amyclae. In Amyclae, he was worshiped as a god. Sparta took over the festival, where Apollo was also honored.

or me. Plutarch Lycurgus

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