Halae Araphenides is along the right coast
|Location||Rafina, Attica, Greece|
|Satellite of||Athens, Aigeis tribe, trittys of Paralia|
Halae Araphenides or Halai Araphenides (Ancient Greek: ? ?, romanized: Halái Araphenídes) was a deme of ancient Attica, situated on its eastern coast between Brauron and Araphen, and was the harbour of Brauron, whence persons crossed over to Marmarium in Euboea.
The deme draws the first part of its name from the saltiness along the coast, while the second part was introduced to distinguish it from the deme of Halae Aexonides.
In the deme, expiatory rites were held which consisted of withdrawing drops of blood from the throat of a man by means of a knife; furthermore, they had midnight feasts and Pyrrhic dances.