Talk:Thesmophoria

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The "Thesmorphia" (!) page should be deleted[edit]

An illiterate error, the Thesmophoria were never called that, and someone ignorant of the etymology, but with a vague memory of the facts, threw up that page. Bill 09:52, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

OK, I did so (and merged the only non-redundant info). Vultur 17:38, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Wasn't it winter?[edit]

Every source I've ever seen says that Persephone was in Hades during winter, not summer. Vultur 17:29, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

...during the dead season, whenever that fell in their three-season year. --Wetman 22:05, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Greece does have quite cold winters. Their dead season was winter. Vultur 01:10, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Megara?[edit]

Final entry mentions the megara of Demeter, but the link goes to the city and I can find no megara on Wikipedia that makes sense of this sentence. Could someone kindly elaborate? Gypsydave5 (talk) 20:51, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this out. It's slightly complicated: the megaron (singular) of Demeter was a trench or pit or cleft, as the article says, though it mostly appears in the plural. I've been meaning to check into this for a while, but I'm assuming that megaron in this sense is a symbolic or ritual designation of the pit as the "great hall" of Demeter? I don't actually know, but I can add a minimal and tentative clarification, and fix the link. Cynwolfe (talk) 00:06, 10 August 2012 (UTC)