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Arrhephoria was a feast among the Athenians, instituted in honor of Athena. The word is derived from the Greek term Ἀρρηφόρια, which is composed of ἀρρητον, "mystery", and φέρω, "I carry". This feast was also called Hersiphoria, from Herse, the daughter of Cecrops, on whose account it was established.

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Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Religion (1993)

by M. Pye

Arrhephoria. Athenian nocturnal initiation festival in which two young girls who spent a year on the Acropolis weaving a robe for ATHENA descend to a shrine of Eros. It is probably connected to the myth in which the daughters of Cecrops, the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

See Arrhephoria. HERSTAL, or Herisxal, a town of the French republic, in the dcp. of Ourte, and late bishopric of Liege ; with a casfcle which anciently belonged to Pepin, the father of Charles Martel. It is seated on the Meuse, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises Or Systems, Comprehending the History, Theory, and Practice, of Each, According to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements... Vol. 1. [-18] (1797)

ARRHEPHORIA, a seast among the Athenians, inslituted in honour of Minerva, and Herse daughter os Cecrops. The word is composed of deer-70' mlstery, and man, Icarry; on account ns certain myslerious things which were carried in ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Words Used in Art and Archaeology (1883)

Explaining Terms Frequently Used in Works on Architecture, Arms, Bronzes, Christian Art, Colour, Costume, Decoration, Devices, Emblems, Heraldry, Lace, Personal Ornaments, Pottery, Painting, Sculpture, &c, with Their Derivations by John William Mollett

Arrhephoria, Gr. ('Appyipfpia). A festival held at Athens in the month of June or Sciro- phorimn. The maidens who took part in it were called aii/>]j','"'f"" or iparj< pipoi. Four little girls and a priestess carried some sacred vessels to a grotto.

Google previewA Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1895)

Mythology, Religion, Literature & Art by Oskar Seyffert

also Ambarvalia, Apaturia, Arrhephoria, Boedromia, Callyn- teria, Carnea, Con- sualia, Cotyttia, Dio- nysia, Eleusinia, Flo- ralia. GymnopreJia, Hephaestia, Heraea, Lupercalia, Lycffia, Matronalia, Nemea, Neptnnalia, Olympia, Opeconsiva, ...

Google previewHarper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities (1897)

by Harry Thurston Peck

Arrhephoria (to appn(popta). A festival which, according to the various ways in which the name is written (for we find (pa-n(p6pia or ippn- ipopta), is attributed to different deities. The first form is derived from appnra, and thus would indicate a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica, Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1810)

ARRHEPHORIA, a feafl among the Athenians, ...

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