Temple of Mos Maiorum
The Cult of Demeter
Mos Maiorum, "the way of the ancestors" Sacred home of the Eleusinian Mysteries (Greater & Lesser). The rites in the Cult of Demeter, ceremonies, and beliefs of rebirth and extended life are kept secret and preserved from antiquity.
Priest Kings have no sway in Zerzura. They are seen as oppressive. Demeter founded this cult not long after her arrival in the Land and it became quickly established. Zerzurian's embrace the new Gods with unrivaled enthusiasm!
Do you want to join the Temple?
Recruiting Priests & Priestess' to lead the community in following the Eleusinian Mysteries. Learn rites practiced in Ancient Greece.
The Temple invites new applicants to join us in preparation for becoming Priests and Priestess'
Slaves and Free are welcome to participate in Temple at all levels
Contact Demeter (Cali Roffo) for more information.
Temple roles and descriptions
MYSTAI- Men, women and even slaves are allowed initiation to the training of the Temple.
PRIEST/PRIESTESS - authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and our deities. They also have the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities.
SANCTI HARUSPEX - (Male & Female role) trained to practice divination and the inspection of the entrails and other methods.
THESMOPHOROS - Goddess Demeter the Law Giver. Sacred holder of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Leader of the Faith.
Ceremonies at the Temple
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The initiation pathway to learn the Eleusinian Mysteries.
The Oracle of Death - this ritual gives seekers the opportunity to talk to those now passed on.
DOMINUS HANDFAST CEREMONY (Patriarch)
A Zerzurian marriage ceremony only for free persons over the age of 16. A citizen can have as many partners as he can support. Contract for 1 year and 1 Day.
GLORIAM HANDFAST CEREMONY (Matriarch)
A Zerzurian marriage ceremony only for free persons over the age of 16. A citizn can have as many partners as she can support. Contract for 1 year and 1 Day.
NEW CHILD DEDICATION
Dedicating a child to the Gods and taking the Patriarch/Matriarch family name.
New Year Ceremony (at the wane of the 31st October) reading the Portents for the next year.
RITUAL OF BLOOD
Opening ritual for virgins (Male & Female)
RITUAL OF DEMETER
Celebrating life in all its forms. It's held late Summer and heralds the harvests. Those wishing a blessing of extended life can be blessed.