7. Resounding Mysteries: Sound and Silence in the Eleusinian Soundscape
Georgia Petridou [+]
University of Liverpool
The ancient initiatory “mysteries” of Eleusis, Greece, are famed for silence. Perhaps uniquely, there is silence about what happened at the key revelatory moment of the rituals. But we are told that the rituals involved phases of loud noise and of silence. This chapter advances current debates about the Eleusinian mysteries and its variegated Soundscape.