Cinerary urn with reliefs depicting Heracles (Hercules) begi
Cinerary urn with reliefs depicting Heracles (Hercules) beginning in the Eleusinian Mysteries. Detail. White marble. From the columbarium near Porta Maggiore. Dated probably early Roman Imperial period. Palazzo Massimo. National Roman Museum. Rome. Italy.
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His Initiation, by Bairnsfather
'No 99988 Private Blobs (on sentry-go) feels that he has at last stumbled across the true explanation of that somewhat cryptic expression, "There'll be dirty work at the cross roads to-night"'
A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, in The Bystander
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After the Paris Commune, the Lodge of Perfect Equality set traps for individuals suspected of insurrection under the pretext of initiations. On leaving the lodge, if they were found guilty by having boasted of having shot people, they were stopped and sent away. Date: 1890s
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