Demıralp, Didem
January 2008
Ekev Academic Review;Winter2008, Vol. 12 Issue 34, p437
Academic Journal
One of the most considerable characteristics of Ancient Greek culture is; the value she gives to life. Bounding to life and passion for living forced the Greek to look for immortality. It is generally thought that the antropormorphic god fact of Greek culture reflects the ordinary Greek's thought on the value of being human. But it also reflects the wish of being god-alike and so immortal. In daily life, this way of thinking is seen not only in art and thought but also in religious practices: In the initiation rituals in the honour of goddess Demeter in Eleusis since the Mycenian times. Searching for immortality through these rituals which are connected with a legend appears as a wish to live happily in the next world.


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