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Essay heading: &Amp;Amp;Amp;Quot;Til Death Do Us Part: Marriage And Funeral Rites In Classical Athens
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Ekdosis is the giving away of the bride from father to husband in order to create an oikos. The ekdosis does not render a single moment, but is a process of transfer where a variety of preliminary sacrifices are performed. The offerings presented before the wedding consist of dedications to various gods...
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Many offerings and sacrifices are made to divinities, especially to Artemis who is associated with menstruation, virginity and childbirth.[2] The most frequent dedication is locks of hair. The recipients of these hair offerings are representative of virginity. The offering of hair by the bride to virgin deities might be understood as a substitute for the bride herself who is about to leave the virginal way of life...
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