George, Demetra – Ceres, Persephone, Pluto and the Eleusinian Mysteries

The recent reclassification in 2006 of Ceres and Pluto as dwarf planets with equal status in the solar system recalls their ancient feud where the lord of death abducted the daughter of the life-giving goddess of agriculture. Have contemporary astronomers initiated the next act in this ancient drama that was ritually enacted for over 1000 years as the Eleusinian Mystery Rites? Is an old injustice being rectified? What do these mythic archetypes reveal about the secrets of life, death, and renewal in the earth changes prophesied for the future?