Diosdoton

mushroom

Ὄλβιος ὅστις ἰδὼν κεῖν’ εἶσ’ ὑπὸ χθόν’·
οἶδε μὲν βίου τελευτάν,
οἶδεν δὲ διόσδοτον ἀρχάν
(Pindar, fr. 137)

Blessed is he who sees them* and goes beneath the earth;
he knows the end of life
and knows its Zeus-given beginning.

* the Eleusinian mysteries.

(tr. William H. Race)

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