National Geographic : 1922 Dec
Photograph from Alexander Wilbourne Weddell THE TEMPLE OI DEMETER AT ELEUSIS, WITH THE ISLAND OF SALAMIS INTHE BACKGROUND In the near-by plain man, according to Greek tradition, first practiced the art of husbandry under thetutelage ofthe goddess (see text, page 617). Only the initiated were allowed to take part in these solemn mysteries. A conspicuous feature of the festival was the solemn torchlight procession that left Athens and passed along the Sacred Way. The temple stood until the close of the fourth century A. D.,when itwas destroyed bythe Goths.