Daduchos

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Daduchos or Daduchus, or Dadouchos (Ancient Greek: δᾳδοῦχος "torch-bearer", from δᾶις+ἔχω) is an epithet of Artemis, and notably of Demeter seeking her lost daughter (Persephone) with a torch. It was also the title of the second priest (ranking after the Hierophant) at the Eleusinian Mysteries, an office inherited in several families of Athens.

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  • Eleusis By Karl Kerényi Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter Page 78 ISBN 0-691-01915-0

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