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Book of the Eleusis Ritual
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Original Name


Romanized Name

Ereushisu no Saigi-sho




Chapter 3 (light novel 4);
Episode 8


It resurrects the dead.


Hugh Anthony Disward


Inside the Dantalian's Bookshelf

Book of the Eleusis Ritual or Ελεύσινα is a Phantom Book used by Hugh to resurrect Armand. It's present in the Book of Relationship story.

It’s and small and old book whose pages are made of decorated parchment, written in a language similar to the one seen in the Book of Relationship.[1] In the anime, the book has a beautiful golden cover inspired by the Eleusinian Mysteries.[2]


The Book of the Eleusis Ritual is contained inside the Labyrinth Library. Eleusis is a Greek town where initiations known as the Eleusinian Mysteries were held every year for the cult of the goddesses Demeter and Persephone in ancient Greece.[3][4]


The Phantom Book grants the power of resurrecting the dead. It brings a person back to life, provided that he does not eat the fruits of the Underworld. For instance, Armand was burned to death due to the spell of the Book of Relationship, but he started moving as soon as Hugh applied the secret techniques and finished the ceremony described in the Book of the Eleusis Ritual.[1] In the anime, Armand resurrected from ashes after an intense flash.[2] The person affected by the Phantom Book feels indisposed and dizzy for a while.[1]


Armand is engaged to Lianna thanks to the Book of Relationship, but she thinks he’s cheating on her. Her anger triggers the spell of the Phantom Book, causing magical branches to wrap around Armand. He screams as his body is consumed by fire. Dalian exposes the lock on her chest, while Hugh prepares to use the golden key in his right hand.

Lianna leaves the Disward estate after watching Armand’s death. Hugh is carrying an old book under his armpit. He performs the ceremony described in the Book of the Eleusis Ritual to resurrect Armand. The latter slowly opens his eyes. He feels half dead, looking like a drunkard.[1]

In the anime, Hugh and Dalian plan to resurrect Armand before they let Lianna in. Armand is instructed to avoid the fruits of the Underworld.[2]


  • In the anime, the cover reads Ελεύσινα,[2] although Ελευσίνα is the Greek equivalent to Eleusis.[3]
  • Demeter is the goddess of agriculture, harvest, grain, vegetation and forests, also associated with the seasons and the fertility of the earth.[5] Persephone is her daughter, the goddess of the underworld, springtime, flowers and vegetation.[6]
    • Dalian affirms that Armand couldn’t be resurrected if he ate the fruits of the Underworld.[1] In Greek mythology, the rule was created by the Fates or Moirai, the incarnations of destiny.[7] Persephone was abducted by Hades, the ancient Greek god of the underworld[8], who tricked her into eating pomegranate seeds. Therefore, Persephone was obliged to spend part of the year in the Underworld.[4]
    • The Eleusinian Mysteries are the most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece. The ceremonies depicted Persephone returning from the Underworld as a resurrection. Furthermore, her time with Hades represented the winter, when Demeter was unhappy, neglecting the cultivation of the earth. When Demeter was living with her daughter, plants would grow in abundance.[4]
  • The Book of the Eleusis Ritual was used to resurrect Armand, who died from a spell coming from the Book of Relationship, another Phantom Book associated with Greek mythology and the Underworld.[1]
  • The Ophiuchus Manuscript[9], the Decorative Plywood of Merneith[10], The Nāgārjuna’s Manuscript[11] and the Phantom Book used by the Professor in The Mystic Archives of Rasiel[12] are also associated with resurrection.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novel, Chapter 3, volume 4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian anime, Episode 8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eleusis. (2017, June 18). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:55, June 21, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eleusis&oldid=786321653
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eleusinian Mysteries. (2017, June 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:55, June 21, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eleusinian_Mysteries&oldid=786800705
  5. Demeter. (2017, June 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:01, June 21, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Demeter&oldid=786830392
  6. Persephone. (2017, June 18). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:01, June 21, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Persephone&oldid=786334984
  7. Moirai. (2017, June 1). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:02, June 21, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Moirai&oldid=783306374
  8. Hades. (2017, June 5). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:03, June 21, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hades&oldid=783903860
  9. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novelChapter 1, volume 3.
  10. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novelChapter 5, volume 4.
  11. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novelChapter 4, volume 3.
  12. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novelChapter 5, volume 2.
Phantom Books
72 Sacred Notes of the Shem-ha-mephorash - Atargatis Scripture - Book of a Thousand Sorrows - Book of Adventure - Book of Atonement - Book of Avalon - Book of Equivalence - Book of Fairy - Book of Fetus - Book of Gap - Book of Humanization - Book of Hypnosis - Book of Lifetime - Book of Relationship - Book of Styx - Book of the Eleusis Ritual - Book of the House-Elf - Book of Imprint - Book of Meditation of Supreme Cooking - Book of Oblivion - Book of the Outer God - Book of Paradise - Book of Royal Power - Book of the Sage - Book of the Salamander's Seal - Book of Sleep - Book of the Descendant of the Mist - Book of the Feast of the Dead of the Windowless Hall - Book of the Flatterer - Book of the Jealous Girlfriend - Book of the King's Coffin - Book of the Ritual of the Migratory Locusts - Book of the Silver Well - Book of Those Who Want Beauty - Book of Twilight - Book of Wisdom - Catalogue - Collection of Visions - Crastinus Dies Nunquam Sciat - Decorative Plywood of Merneith - Depiction of Mountains and Rivers - Divine Encyclopedia of the Yin Kings - Divine Pattern of Floating Silk - Faceless Book - Fata Morgana - Go in an Instant - Hezār Afsān - Hymn of Hel - Logbook - John Wilkes Booth’s Diary - Kairos’ Dynastic History - Loge - Memories of That Day - Old Bradshaw’s Timetable - Pioneer Book - Phantom Book of Resurrection - Phantom Score - Rahōto Reihō Kaigen - Ritual of Reality - Template Book - The Aggregate of Burning Golden Beads - The Clay Tablet of Ugarit - The Dictator's Book - The Great Queen Poem - The Harlequinade - The Nāgārjuna’s Manuscript - The Ophiuchus Manuscript - The Pedigree of All Creations - The Sage's Slate - The Scent God's Scripture - The World - Vignette of Eternal Twilight

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