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What was the Greek name of the "all-nighter" in which the initiands participated?
What plant supplied the branches that the initiands carried in the great procession?
The "lesser" part of this ritual included purification by fire, water, and what else?
During the famous test of the oracle, what was one of the meats being cooked?
Which ruler arranged for our hero to sleep with - and make pregnant - his many daughters?
What is the greek word for blood guilt?
What is the greek word for "things revealed"?
What is the greek word for "things said"?
What is the greek word for "things done"?
What expert connected the origin of myth with ritual magic?
What name for the Oracle is connected in myth to the rotting of a serpent?
What fungus in Demeter's ritual drink is thought by some to cause hallucinations?
Who was the great seer who was changed into a woman after an encounter with snakes?
The "lesser" part of this ritual took place in what modern month?
What expert claimed that the inner connection between myth and ritual helped prop up the rulers of a society?
To get his wife safely across a flooding river, our hero made a deal with who?
The god worshipped in the festival within the festival learned to raise the dead from what animal?
Our hero had to fight a river god to win the right to marry one of his wives. What was the name of the god?
What is the greek phrase that means "better and more good"?
loion kai ameinon
Why was the oracle open on a particular day?
What is the best explanation for the fact that historical oracles have the same characteristics as mythological oracles?
all oracles are fictitious
The "Bridge Ritual" included what?
Who was the former president that played an important role in fighting a terrible parasite?
One of the officials in this ritual had the job of carrying a burning branch. What was the name of the official?
What was the hero's first task in his 12 years of servitude?
The theory that myths come from misunderstood language is associated with the claim that primitive language goes through a childish stage. What is this phase called?
What was the greek name of sponsor each initiand was required to have?
The arrogance of a group of people led our hero to cut off their noses and ears. What was the name of the people?
What is a typical sensory characteristic of gods when they reveal themselves to humans?
What unusual object did the priestess of Apollo sit on?
Before BCE 500 how many times per year was the oracle open for visitors?
What kind of animal is associated with the kista?
In the oracle of the lion and the boar, who was meant by the lion?
Our hero had to compete at archery to win the right to marry one of his wives. What was the name of the king setting up the contest?
The Law of Contagion
What animal led to the death of a woman by telling that she had a secret lover?
English technical term for "going to be admitted"
The idea that myths come from misunderstood language with the claim that primitive language lacks what kind of thought?
What was the greek name of the vessel used to offer many fruits of the earth at one time?
The person who gave Apollo's answer at the oracle?
Our hero was punished by being sentenced to serve as the slave of what queen?
A duke was associated with a modern town. What town?
What famous naval battle is associated with the oracle of the "wooden walls"?
A lake and drowned queen was associated with a modern stream. What stream?
How many greek tribes were there?
Heracles participated in this ritual in connection with one of his labors. Which one?
How much was the fee that initiands had to pay?
A man's name in English has often been confused with a words for "woods" in what language?
Greek name of the announcement that started main part of ritual?
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