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(Εὐβουλεύς; Eubouleús). E., ‘the good advisor’, was a central figure of the myth represented in the secret rites of the Eleusinian mysteries: he returned  Kore from the Underworld. In images he bears torches and stands between Thea and Theos (as Persephone and Hades are called in the mysteries) before Kore's return, or he stands beside Kore after her return [1]. In related myths (which are not shown in the cult) he is a swineherd (Orph. fr. 51), the son of Dysaules and the brother of  Triptolemus, who reports to Demeter what happened to Kore. In one version of the…

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Clinton, Kevin (Ithaca N. Y.), “Eubuleus”, 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 25 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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