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The'smia

or THESMO'PHOROS (Θεσμία, Θεσμοφόρος), that is, " the law-giver," a surname of Demeter and Persephone, in honour of whom the Thesmophoria were celebrated at Athens in the month of Pyanepsion (Hdt. 2.171, 6.16 ; Aristoph. Thesm. 303), and to whom sanctuaries were also erected at Megara, Troezene, Pheneos, and other places. (Paus. 1.42.7, 2.32.7, 8.15.1, 9.16.3, 10.33, in fin.)

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