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Core, Daughter.
Alternate meanings: Maiden.
[to Whom the sixteenth day of August, day 228, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Linguistic Note: Greek orthography: kappa-omicron-rho-eta, (kore), Doric variant: kappa-omicron-rho-alpha, (kora), Ionian, (koure), kappa-omicron-upsilon-rho-eta, From Greek kappa-omicron-rho-eta. 1. 'a maiden, maid, damsel'. (Latin, puella.) 2. 'a bride, young wife'. 3. 'a daughter'. II. 'the pupil of the eye', (Latin, pupula, because a little image appears therein). Of interest: Greek kappa-eta-rho, (ker), 'heart'. See also linguistic notes on Car, and Ceres. It's hard to believe that core, (as in apple), corn, (the grain), and corn, (the toe problem) are not all related to Core. {Check etyomologies}.
Description: Maiden Goddess of spring vegetal growth, especially the first corn shoots and, {perhaps}, resurrection; {Nucleus of life}.
{Note: In a sense, that which is at the core of life is death, yet the young corn (Core), arises again from the buried grain, represented by Persephoneia, Queen of death, thereby suggesting the possiblity of human rebirth.}
Invocations, Pleas, Hymns and Other Homage to HER: Kore.
To Whom Sacred: corn; pomegranate; torch; {the core of fruits}; {kernels}; {the heart}; {the pupil of the eye}; {grain}; {granary}.
Festival: The Lesser Eleusian Mysteries, in the Greek month of Anthesterion, were especially devoted to Core, Daughter. The Greater Mysteries were in honour of both Her and Demeter, Barley-Mother.
Male Associate: abductor and later consort, Hades, ----.

Source: AHDEL; IGEL 445.
worked on: Aaugust, June 1995; August 1991; July, June 1990.
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