), a festival
celebrated at Athens in honour of Demeter Chloë, or simply
Chloë, whose temple stood near the Acropolis. (Hesych. sub voce
; Athen. 14.618
; Soph. Oed.
, with the Scholiast.) It was solemnised in
spring, on the sixth of Thargelion, when the blossoms began to appear (hence
the names χλόη
), with the sacrifice of a goat and much mirth and
rejoicing. (Eupolis, apud
Soph. Oed. Col.