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Chapter Seven. Passwords To Accede To The Meadow Of The Blessed And A Prayer To Persephone: The Tablets From Pherai (L 13 And 13a)

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The tablets from Pherai present with two completely different models. L 13 is written in prose, and apparently concerns a shorter password, which gives direct access to the meadow of the blessed. A considerable problem is to whom the soul is speaking, since the tablet does not say. One possibility might be that it is addressing the first guardians, with a change in the formula. Another, that the soul is speaking to some second guardians, who, in the last stage, would give access to the meadow. However, it seems to us more likely that the soul is speaking to Persephone herself. L 13a contains a prayer. The mystes addresses an unknown divinity, but the parallels of the other gold tablets suggest strongly that she is Persephone.

Keywords:passwords; Persephone; Pherai; prayer; sacred meadows; tablets

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