An all-night feast or ceremony of the ancient Eleusinian Mysteries.
- Examples of word Pannychis in a sentence
“Pannychis, an ‘all-night’ festival, with rites appropriate for the deity but often including banquets, hymns and dances, as in Athens for Athena Polias at the Panathenaea, and for Artemis at the Tauropolia.”
- Did you Know?
“Pannychis” is also the name of a courtesan given by the Jewish king Herod the Great to the king of Cappadocia as thanks for reconciling a Herod family dispute.
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