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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Aporrheta

in Greek mythology, were the holy things with which those desirous of being consecrated in the Eleusinian mysteries were made acquainted. They were partly symbols of the blessings of. the Eleusinian deities, partly relics of art, which were shown to the candidates, touched and kissed by them.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Aporrheta'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/aporrheta.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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