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(Δυσαύλης; Dysaúlēs). Brother of Celeus in Eleusis; banished by  Ion, brought the Eleusinian Mysteries to Celeae near Phleius; according to local cult legend also buried there (Paus. 2,12,4; sceptical: 2,14,1-4). The name D. does not occur in the Homeric epic cycle. The ‘Orphics’ were the first to place him at Eleusis in a poem on Demeter's visit there [1]. In that poem he was a native of the place, married Baube, was father of Eubuleus and  Triptolemus, and welcomed  Demeter as a guest.


1 F. Graf, Eleusis und die orphisch…

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Clinton, Kevin (Ithaca N. Y.), “Dysaules”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 07 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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