Demeter


Demeter is the Goddess of agriculture, and the fertility of Earth. She is also the sister of Zeus. She is also condidered the goddess of harvest, and to have power over marriage, and the cycle of life. Demeter is the mother of Persephone that predated the Olympian Pantheon. She can change into animals and change other people to animals.

The goddess Demeter is best known for her fierce defense of her daughter, Persephone, who was also known as the child, Kore. Persephone's youthful beauty drew the attention of Hades, the god of the Underworld, and he could not help falling in love with her. Hades abducted her, dragging her back to his kingdom. Hearing Persephone's screams, the goddess Demeter rushes to the meadow, but can not find her. carrying a torch, Demeter traveled the world day and night, never eating or resting. DemeterDD.jpg
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Demeter's symbol
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Demeter found out that Zeus aloud this kidnapping to go on. She was angry and stopped growing wheat for earth. To reason with Demeter, and it was agreed that Persephone would stay one third of the year in the Underworld and the two thirds with the OLYMPIANS.

Demeter's has a variety of different symbols with many different meanings. All of Demeter's symbols are;
-wheat -Autumn harvest -torch -bread -honey -acorns -cats and dogs -lions
-snakes -cranes -lizards -green -dark brown -navy -blue -gold

Demeter's Roman name was Ceres, she is often found with a bail of wheat. This Greek goddess does not influence any known pop star or celebrity on record.

FUN FACTS


  • Had affair with Iason
  • Some scholars believe that the mystery rites of Demeter derived from those of the Egyptian goddess Isis. In Graeco-Roman times, they were sometimes considered to be the same or at least strongly similar goddesses.Ancient Greeks might also dedicate sneezes to Demeter, similar to someone saying "God bless you!" An unexpected or timely sneeze could be thought to have oracular meaning as a message from Demeter, perhaps to abandon the idea under discussion. This may be the origin of the phrase "not to be sneezed at", not to be discounted or taken lightly.
  • Not counted as an Olympian
People think without Demeter, there would not be crops each year.

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