A little while back, a special petition was making the rounds on-line, mostly at social networks. It was a petition put forth by Antonios Koropoulis of the local Hellenic community of Eleusis, and asked for the return of the statue of Demeter at the city gates of said city.

I didn't report on it because there was very little English information to go on, and I had a bunch of concerns that were never addressed: where did this idea come from? Who will implement it? Will people be allowed to worship there? Where is the money coming from, for instance, as Greece is currently struggling greatly with financial issues. As one respondent said "People are starving to death and they're worried about a statue?". It was such a fair point, I personally did not sign the petition.

Never the less, on February twelve, 2013, the City Council of Eleusis accepted the request to install the statue of the Goddess Demeter in Eleusis. The Mayor acknowledged that the issue was worth considering, and put it on the agenda for the next council meeting. It would be put to a vote.

In very encouraging and joyous news, it seems the city council of Eleusis has heard the petition and, on the twenty-second of March, 2013, decided that the return of the statue of Demeter at the city's gates is, indeed,  something that's good for the city. It seems the members of the Municipal Council of the city voted 'yes' twenty-two to two. That's actually very encouraging.

None of my question have been answered, so I can't tell you anything more than this, but as soon as I get any more information, I will most certainly blog about it. For now, I am just happy and grateful Demeter will return to guard over the blessed city of Eleusis.