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Headword: Χοιρίων μυστηρικῶν
Adler number: chi,597
Translated headword: of mystery pigs, of mystery swine
Vetting Status: high
In the mysteries of Demeter a pig used to be sacrificed; for the animal is offered up to the goddess.
Greek Original:
Χοιρίων μυστηρικῶν: ἐν τοῖς μυστηρίοις τῆς Δήμητρος χοῖρος ἐθύετο: ἀνάκειται γὰρ τὸ ζῷον τῇ θεῷ.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 747, where the headword phrase (in the genitive plural) occurs: web address 1.
On mysteries see generally mu 1481, mu 1482, mu 1485, mu 1486.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 April 2008@08:14:42.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 4 April 2008@12:06:43.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 6 April 2008@03:56:17.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 22 October 2013@01:55:33.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@05:36:10.


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