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Triptolemus

The young man whom Demeter chose to travel the world teaching the skills of agriculture, in some accounts identified with the child whom Demeter tried to make immortal.  He was associated with Demeter and Persephone in the Eleusinian Mysteries.

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Encyclopedia Mythica - Article: Triptolemus
Entry at the Encyclopedia Mythica site that explains Triptolemus’ role in Greek mythology.  Included are links to other entries about those mythical beings with whom he came in contact.  Also, there is a discussion of the ways in which he was represented in art and how his place in myth evolved over time.

 

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