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Anthesteria 138

posted 13th Oct 2020, 12:01 AM

Anthesteria 138
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13th Oct 2020, 12:01 AM


The third and final day of the Anthesteria was the day of the Chytroi ("pots"). "It took its name from the cooking utensil in which a mixture of all kinds of vegetables was boiled in daytime. This was not meant to be a meal for the living. Instead it was offered to Hermes of the Underworld on behalf of the dead, and no members of the household took part in this meal which was meant to placate the hostility of the departed" (Festivals of the Athenians by Herbert William Parke).

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