Rharian Field

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The Rharian Field (Ράριον [sic!] πεδίον) was located in Eleusis in Greece and was supposedly where the first plot of grain was grown after Demeter (through Triptolemus) taught humanity agriculture.[1][2][3] It was associated with the Eleusinian Mysteries.

Demeter was surnamed Rharias after the field, or after its mythical eponym Rarus.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Homeric Hymn 2 to Demeter, 450
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1. 38. 6
  3. ^ a b Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Rarion
  4. ^ Suda s. v. Rarias