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Adonis was the Greek god of beauty and desire. His religion belonged to women. Adonis was the deity of plants. He is known as a god who was for every youthful, the one who would live and die only to reborn again. This cycle is repeated a long time, without end. The cult of Adonis comprised of women, as it is evident from the 2,600-year-old remains found on the island of Lesvos.

The Athenian women planted the "garden of Adonis" where the seeds would spring to life and then die to be reborn a few months later. The festival of Adonis was celebrated in mid-summer when fennel and lettuce were harvested. Unfortunately, these plants would wither very quickly and the women would mourn their decline as the death of the youthful Adonis.