Panathenaea

Panathenaea (all-Athenian festival) In ancient Greek ritual, the summer festival in honor of Athena’s birthday. As part of the rite the people presented a peplum to the goddess in a long procession along the Sacred Way to the Parthenon. This scene is depicted on one of the temple friezes of the Elgin Marbles.

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Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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