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    I just got an email from a local devotee of Dionysus. This is a wonderful festival and quite interesting. Any thoughts?




    Anthesteria: Pithoegia (G), 2/10/2014, 5:30 pm

    Sun Feb 9, 2014 9:30 am (PST) . Posted by:

    Reminder from: neos_alexandria Yahoo Group


    Anthesteria: Pithoegia (G)

    Monday February 10, 2014

    5:30 pm – 5:00 pm




    This ancient Greek festival occurs on 11-13 Anthesterion.


    We know that at least the second day of Anthesteria, Khoes, was celebrated at Alexandria, and it is probable that the other two days Pithoegia and Khutroi were as well. Anthesteria – the greatest festival of Dionysos – is a complex and powerful event, celebrating the opening of the casks of new wine, fertility returning to the earth, an outburst of raw sensuality, and paradoxically it is also a time of great pollution when the temples are closed, the dead walk the earth once more, and must be placated and finally banished on the final day, which is also dedicated to Hermes Khthonios.


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    P.S. The information in the last link is really great.

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