Priene, near west coast of Turkey

 Two views of the ruins of a temple devoted to the Goddess Demeter (literally "the mother") and her daughter, Persephone.  Smaller and older than the nearby temple of the more war-supporting Athena, this place celebrated the mother-daughter bond, and has, to this day, a special calm and quiet quality.  Fluorished circa 350 BCE.

 

Sign identifying the ruins of this temple to Demeter and her daughter.

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