Dionysos - Villa of Mysteries Pompei - Eros
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
In the Villa of Mysteries, Eros appears in the last fresco as if summing up the whole process and appears in other scenes too, as if he is overseeing the entire process.
In the scene to the right representing an event after the completion of the ritual drama, the transformed initiate or ‘bride’ prepares, with the help of an attendant, for marriage. A young Eros figure is seen helping her to prepare for the final stage – union with her higher spirit.