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demeter and persephone myth
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Also known as the Roman goddess Ceres, is often represented by symbols associated with her incredible generosity.
is a daughter of the Titans, Kronos and Rhea, and sister of Hera, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia & Zeus. She is a fair haired goddess who blesses all phases of the harvest. She walks the furrowed fields dressed in green and displays her moods with feast and famine.
Demeter is the goddess of
of harvest. She also created
because that is when her daughter,
, must go with
to the underworld to be his queen. She was also an august [also known as a grand] goddess. Demeter is sometimes not considered an Olympian because she went down to live with men and women on earth, because her brother
, the king of Gods, betrayed Demeter by lying to her about her
When Demeter was nursing a mortal baby, she tried to turn the baby into an immortal but the mother saw her and freaked out. Then Demeter showed her divine form and the mother and her daughters stood in awe.
Demeter demanded that temples be built in her honor. Some of Demeter's strengths were that she was a loving mother, persistence and empathetic. Some of her weaknesses were depression, and living life through her daughter.
"Of Demeter, the lovely haired and august goddess, and of her daughter, the fair Persephone, I begin to sing."
Homeric Hymn to Demeter
Demeter drives her horse-drawn
chariot containing her daughter, Persephone, to Hades.
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